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Crystal Light in lieu of water, eh? February 7, 2008

Posted by emsgeiss in Green & Frunchy, parenting & family, toddlers.
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In my own parenting, I try to be respectful of the parenting styles of others. You never know what the circumstances are or any other number of issues for parenting decisions. We’re also only as good as the tools that we’ve got, and with that in mind, I try not to judge—some people’s toolboxes aren’t as complete as others’. Then I read something so rediculous, that I can’t help but not just comment about it, I’m compelled to blog about it. 

In searching for an answer to my own latest toddler drama—day three of refusal to drink milk—I decided to Google it. Okay, that was my first mistake. I should have gone straight to What to Expect The Toddler Years, or to my tried and true parenting sisters at babytalkbio.com.  I’d called my mom, but she wasn’t home, and I was at my wit’s end after having played “Bad Mama” telling my milk-avoiding boy: “no more juice. You’ve had enough today. You can have milk or water,” and the kind of tantrum in reply that breaks your heart. (more…)