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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-29 04:48:39
ID: 58785
In response to a confession. I find that a lot of times, if there's women around, people will let their kids have free reign. I'm cf, lol. I WILL let your kids play in the toilet and not stop them. Oh, are you stealing lipstick out of your mom's purse? Have fun! Unless they're playing with matches or running into traffic, they're not my problem.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-26 02:14:19
ID: 58764
I hate that people seem to think that because other parents are around they no longer need to watch their kid. I brought ds to McDonald’s for the play place. He made friends with a kid who followed ds back to our table and would not leave him alone while we are. Ds was having fun, so I didn’t mind too much, but I never let him bother other kids while they eat. Then the kid starts helping himself to MY fries, I wouldn’t have minded if he had asked first... but nope. Then, after he had his hands in my food he tells us that yesterday he was puking. Ok, guess I’m done eating. I look over at his dad who is watching a show on his phone and has his hands over his ears so he can hear the show better! And he keeps trying to lay on me because he’s tired and his tummy hurts (probably still sick) I brought my kid to the playplace as a reward for being good at school, we’re going to have to cut it short because this guy doesn’t wanna watch his kid.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-24 14:01:52
ID: 58723
In response to a confession. What I noticed was that as the kids got older, I was busier, they were busier... it just made sense for them to start doing laundry for themselves around middle school. It wasn't because I didn't want to take care of them. It was more like I'm running around crazy with work, dinner, and their school activities, life in general..and my 11yo daughter wants desperately to wear THIS particular shirt tomorrow... and it's dirty. Yeah, she can wash a load of laundry for herself. Come to think of it- it probably did boil down to them getting a lot more particular about the clothes they wanted to wear. For my family, that's how it worked.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-24 13:41:19
ID: 58722
In response to a confession. Yeah, kids do need to be taught to do laundry. Sounds like you taught your daughter just fine. Almost like it was part of your parenting. ;) LOL. Kids need to be taught everything. It's not like they're born knowing how to do laundry, or cleaning, or banking. I think a lot of us just DO these things and don't even think about it. I don't see what the big deal is. This site gets so funny to me when folks get all worked up over such little things.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-24 03:41:28
ID: 58716
In response to a confession. What a sanctimonious response to someone sharing their personal experience. This is why I have a love/ hate thing with this site. Oh no! Someone's different! I MUST prove that I'm better!
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-24 02:14:14
ID: 58717
In response to a confession. Oh for Pete’s sake. Does anyone really need to be taught how to do laundry, barring any developmental issues? I’ve done my kids’ laundry for years. My oldest is a college freshman, living nearby on campus. She’s on the dean’s list. She does her own laundry, cleans her dorm and does her own banking just fine. She doesn’t act entitled. She never asks for shit. I guess by doing her laundry, I really dropped the ball as a parent.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-23 13:32:11
ID: 58703
My kids started doing household chores at a young age. They started helping with the laundry at a young age, and started doing (most of) their own laundry in middle school. You have to teach kids things like this. It's part of parenting.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-23 13:07:48
ID: 58702
Here's the thing, we're not really raising kids, we're raising people. People who are going to spend the vast majority of their lives being adults. Not teaching them basic skills like laundry or how to take responsibility and manage time is doing them a disservice. Taking away a couple hours a week for them to do laundry is not taking away their childhood, especially when I bet damn well they spend way more time than that wasting away on a computer or phone. My kids do their own laundry. Every Saturday is laundry day. They never "worry about having clean clothes" because it's done regularly on a schedule. It takes maybe 10 minutes to get and sort their clothes. They throw them in the washer and walk away to do whatever. Then they take literally seconds to switch from one machine to another. Go do whatever. Repeat. Then maybe 15 minutes folding and putting away. Hardly preventing them from being kids.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-23 01:39:12
ID: 58696
In response to a confession. I agree with you, OP. I'm not saying kids should have zero chores or not help out around the house, but I don't think a 9 or 10 year old should be worrying about if they have clean clothes to wear. I did no laundry until I was about 18 or so, and I turned out fine, no entitlement here!
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-23 01:11:26
ID: 58687
In response to a confession. You know better bc you have talked to your SIL. Maybe the dr isn’t listening - that would be no surprise. On the other hand, what are the heights like of people in the families? And even if there are no short people, the kid is only 4! Some kids are monster-huge. My kid was the shortest kid in class, with shoe size many numbers below some humungo kids till even 6th grade. Now my kid is one of the tallest in his class, in grade 8. Don’t stress it. Potty training might play into her fears...don’t know much about that - but perhaps it’s her stress and approach affecting him...just a thought. Not saying I know better.
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