Friday, September 05, 2008
Lessons learned from parenting: It is one thing to teach your child that throwing a temper tantrum will not get them what they want...at home. It is quite a different thing to teach them that lesson...in public.
For example, (and I'm just totally hypothetically speaking here...I mean I just pulled this example out of the air) if you are at a ball game being coached by the father of your child, and said child wants m&m's, you can only say no for so long while you and 50 other people (who may or may not already hate his father) watch him scream, gyrate, and throw himself on the ground kicking and screaming before you give in. Again, I'm just speaking in strict hypotheticals here. Of course.