Could I have some opinions from everyone? Here's what I di

Therightusername's picture
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Could I have some opinions from everyone?
Here's what I did....
I was discussing something with a relative and my child kept saying mommy, mommy, mommy....
So, after saying, "one moment sweetheart, I'm having a conversation"
My little one said, "I want your attention, I want ALL of your attention"
I STOPPED MY CONVERSATION
I stooped down and spoke to my little one and asked, "Are you feeling jealous that I am talking and you are not included?"
My child said, "YES!!"
So, I asked, "would it help you to feel included if I gave you a piggy back while I finished my conversation?"
My child's eyes lit up with joy....

So, feedback would be nice....I stopped mid sentence to talk to my little one which may have insulted the person I was having the conversation with....what are your thoughts?

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Memaw72's picture
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Nov 14

I think what you did to handle things was right on. Children haven't learned the art of patience yet. People who have children should understand.

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Nov 14

How old is your little one? I had a similar incident. What I did was afterwards, when my LO and I were alone I explained that what they did was inappropriate (my LO is 6 and I had explained we were going somewhere, where I would need him to be quiet for a while). And he apologized and promised to not do it again.

But I think you are an excellent mom. What I cannot tolerate from adults is yelling, smacking or any kind of aggressive/dismissive/shaming behavior, as if children are incapable of listening or reasoning.

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Therightusername's picture
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Nov 14

@Moon_Pie 4

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