Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Bad Choices

One of the terms we use a lot when trying to discipline Caroline is the notion of choices. We talk about how she makes good and bad choices - so as not to label her as a "bad girl" or "good girl" but as a girl who makes either good or bad choices. (Does that make sense?) Well, as a 2 1/2 year old, you can imagine, she makes a lot of bad choices. We try to encourage her to make good choices and sometimes it works, but many times it does not.

Anyway, as you can guess, this is something that is becoming part of her regular language. So on Saturday, Jason made a snide remark to me in the car and I jokingly took a rolled up paper I was holding and lightly smacked him in the head with it. Caroline says from the back seat, "Mommy that was a bad choice hitting daddy."

So of course I told her that mommy had made a bad choice and shouldn't have hit daddy. But this lets me know that she totally understands the idea of what bad choices are and when she chooses one, she knows it.

1 comment:

Katie said...

A bad choice to hit Jason (;-), but you made a good choice about how to discipline your little girl because it seems to be working!