Ok so I went out shopping today and a little girl in a push chair was telling her mum what to buy in Wilk...........s from the art and craft section. The mum was actually asking what she wanted and buying it for her. She looked about 2 and a half and could not have been 3 yet
Yesterday my daughters friend was late visiting as her 3 year old couldnt decide which shoes and socks to wear and refused to wear any for over an hour.
My daughter in law asks my grandson where he would like to go when they go out, what he would like for tea etc etc - hes just 2.
Now I brought up my 3 children to wear what clothes I put out the night before on their bedroom chair.
I have never let a 2 year old tell me where to go or what to buy in a shop or what they were having for tea. Negotiations came around 11 years when they started senior school.
Im in my late 50s so not that elderly lol yet but is there any real benefit to taking directions from toddlers?
Or am I being unreasonable in thinking that to foster security in children they need parents making decisions, and consistancy with proper boundaries? I also believe that 2 and 3 year olds are so contrary anyway that when given a choice will always want the other option as well!
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