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Josh is learning to spell - The Rancho Commons
Note to self: no whining, no slacking
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Josh is learning to spell
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schmimi From: schmimi Date: December 28th, 2004 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I know you know this, but having negative emotions toward a sibling is the most normal thing in the world. In fact, it would be weird if Josh had none of those feelings. Also, I think it's important to teach kids the distinction between feelings (which are not always appropriate, and which you can't always control, but are nonetheless real), and what you do about them. "It's okay to feel mad; it's not okay to hit." And as you said, it sounds like he is doing a good job of learning to cope with bad feelings without being destructive or hurtful. That's so important.

/end armchair parenting.

Don't you just loove people like me? :)

Actually, I really enjoy reading about your parenting adventures, and this was a great post. I hope you don't mind when I throw my two cents in on a topic which, aside from 10 years of nannying (which obviously is not the same thing), I know nothing about. Let me know if it bothers you and I'll shut up. :)
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: December 28th, 2004 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I know you know this, but having negative emotions toward a sibling is the most normal thing in the world.

My original intent was to start out talking about how normal it is. That was the first statement I made to Allie when he left the room after she found it. As I thought out what I was writing though, I lost that part.

I certainly don't mind other people's perspectives, parents or otherwise. We've all been on the child's end, so we all have experience with good and bad parenting. I take help wherever I can get it.

Also, if you hadn't noticed, I'm not the kind of writer who attracts a lot of comments. I appreciate all of my comments, and yours are among the most appreciated.
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