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01/06/2013 at 18:25
Do your children refuse to believe you over some things?
This morning I caught B using a chair to climb up and reach something. I explained to him that it was very dangerous and never to do it again. He replied it wasn't danegrous - he hadn't hurt himself. I said that nope he ahdn't hurt himself this time but he might the next time he did it.
About half an hour ago a scream came from the playroom - yep he had used a chair to climb up and had fallen off and hurt himself. Luckily mainly shaken him up although whilst I carried him through to the other room I managed to bang his hand as well! So no broken bones but he was admamant he wouldn't hurt himself and then did. So I said that next time it might be even worse but has the information sunk in this time? Who knows? Can you guess what U did five minutes later? Yep she had decided to re-enact what he had done to see if it was dangerous - and yes it was as she fell off in exactly the same way. Then classicly she hit him on the head as apparently it was his fault that she has fallen off the chair!
The worse thing is I did lots of these things as a child and soooooooo much worse and fear that they will do all the same things in only learning from their own mistakes....
01/06/2013 at 18:40
I tell my boys once, not to do something. If they ignore me, and hurt themselves, they get no sympathy (unless there is blood/something hanging off)
01/06/2013 at 18:44
I'm glad you said that because as I was cuddling him/reassuring him I was also telling him off, pointing out how silly he was and how I had clearly explained to him how dangerous it was this morning!
01/06/2013 at 20:22
I do what you said in your last post QI. I'm sure they have an inbuilt need to do things that you've told them not to!
01/06/2013 at 20:55
I am the same as AK - I will warn them with the benefit of my adult brain and experience, if they chose to ignore me my sympathy is slightly dummed down. I am assuming one day they will start listening
01/06/2013 at 23:45
Yup same here. I warn them and explain the danger, if they repeat and hurt themselves I have little or no sympathy.
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