Thursday, May 01, 2003

Our parenting plan keeps backfiring. We have been so successful teaching T to let go of diappointments and setbacks, and not to be dragged down by them, that we have a hard time getting through to him with the consequences of his actions. He misses out on a baseball game because of rain: "That's ok. This way we get to play together, Dad!" We take away TV/Video privileges for a few days: "That's ok. I watch too much TV anyway."

I think, if he survives adolescence, I'll be happy about this. But I think this attitude also increases the chances I will wring his neck someday. :-(


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