depending on mood.... i either go thru and logically lead him with questions into realizing that his ideas have absolutely NO logic whatsoever and make no sense, and then show him how my way makes sense..... or just say... i'm older and smarter than you... so just shut up and listen... *grins*
lol... me too... but I have my good, patient moments on the weekends...;P
Be told you lil chit
Im rethinking having your children :P
Shut up Meg.
By the time they hit middle school, they didn't question; they learned it was disrespectful.
Well. They knew there when things open to discussion, I would ask "what are you giving up?"
I remember as teens, my older son had friends over and asked me something. I said, You know, I don't think so.
He returned to his friends and they were pushing him to ask why and he responded, If my mom thought it was possible, she would have told me so. And if she gets upset, y'all are gonna leave me while I deal with it.
So one of his friends offered to ask.
My son said something like, when she sends you home and you aren't allowed over, is it worth it?
I think setting parameters and expectations go a long way.
ThanQ. The boys are great :)
I go into graphic, disgusting details (that are not necessarily relevant) to illustrate the merits of my point. :)
Because I said so?:)