This post was submitted to me yesterday by a reader. Why do I have a feeling our kid’s punishments are always going to hurt us more than it hurts them?!?
I let my 4 year old daughter play with my iPhone all of the time because I am a bad parent who needs a few minutes each day where I am not either a) playing barbies with my daughter or b) being begged to play barbies with my daughter. Actually, let me rephrase that. I used to let my daughter play with my iPhone all of the time. As of this morning, I no longer have an iPhone since my daughter threw it at the wall in the midst of a tantrum and smashed the screen into little bitty pieces.
There is no amount of deep breathing or counting to ten that could have prevented me from completely losing it when I heard the phone smash into the wall. I was angry and she knew it. She knows I’m going to replace it (how could I not?). She also now knows she will never [Read more...]