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Old 07-24-2010, 12:17 PM   #11
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Oh maybe I should add that I have kids ranging from 12 years old to 22 months old.

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I do this a lot and it seems to work pretty well, but what if the child doesn't stay sitting next to the cereal? I know, keep picking them up and bringing them back, right? But then it seems like it becomes a power struggle because dd will play that "game" for a good hour--run off, put back, run off, put back...

It's totally a power struggle here to do that. Many times I do that and I guess you could say I win on one way...but at the same time, so does he. He plays for a good hour or more then still doesn't pick up. I'm pretty sure he could do that all day...or at least a good few hours.

I just struggle so much with the NO and the I CAN'T (meaning he doesn't want to) that it just drives me crazy. I know it's all part of them growing up and it happens to everyone but seriously, it has to stop or at least lessen quickly! I feel I'm setting him and our family up for failure and he will be 'that' kid.
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