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revised Is it considered harmful in the longer run to frighten the child so that he behaves the way we want?
Can't believe I left out the word "never" near the end. Changes the entire theme.
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comment Email and social media for pre-teens
@deworde The whole point back then was to make sure that she understood the risks; that the internet, just like the real world, can be a scary place especially if you run headlong into things. It worked. She's got a small circle of friends, they post to tumblr etc, and have developed some internet friends while also being aware enough to look at the profiles of people that 'watch' her and occasionally block someone. Her 12 yo brother is learning these days that you don't have to put up with trolls. the 10yo sister is just entering the stage of this post.
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comment Email and social media for pre-teens
@bjb568 Assuming that the only points of the conversation were the negative points mentioned here is your prerogative. The reality is that 4 years ago a 10 yr old was convinced that she knew the positive points and that she had it all under control. By explaining that she's not as savvy as she thought she was, and giving examples, it brought her back to the reality that not everyone in the world is a nice guy. Today at 14 she surfs tumblr, imgur, facebook, etc with a healthy suspicion for people and interactions that come from outside people... and those interactions are rare anyway.
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comment Loud Screaming to attract attention
this sounds like a young couple where both parents had a role and stuck to it. @Rhea they were both absolutely on the same page, otherwise mama wouldn't have let dada take over at the point when she couldn't handle it. That's what they call teamwork. Allowing the kid to cry it out is what they call being in charge (was the kid ever in danger? doesn't sound like it.) End result? Kid doesn't cry any more to get what he wants. Enormous downline implications. I dunno about "better not let her win" but the point is that you have to establish boundaries even with a baby that can't even crawl yet.
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