Sarah Heartburn! I can remember my own kids doing pretty much the same thing. (And I probably tried it, too.)You’ll notice though that Dad keeps at her, and she ends up doing as she’s told. Now, off to bed, young lady.
Wow, I am impressed that dad didn’t lose his temper at all! I would have to agree with Audrey, if she was mine she would definitely be crying for another reason. I don’t think I could have stayed that calm! Way to go dad!
Wow, I can tell from some, not all of the above comments, that some of you wouldn’t make good parents…This is a small child, who doesn’t know how to communicate like an adult. She is not spoiled, if she was, her father would have done the job for her, however, he remained calm, talked to her with reason, on her level of understanding, and made her follow thru…Great Job Dad!
I also have to applaud that father. He didn’t give into the child’s tantrum, which I know is very difficult to do at times. He didn’t have to raise his voice, but was persistent and in the end, his kid did just what he asked her to do in the first place. Very well done.
@CSA: Spanking a child doesn’t make a person a bad parent! There is a difference in spanking and beating. My daughter throws tantrums that would make this one look like a walk on the beach at sunset! And everytime she does she gets spanked. She doesn’t throw tantrums so often anymore.
My son is 4, he does this too. But in the end I always win. If he chooses bed or nap time instead of picking up what he is asked it is still there waiting for him when he wakes up. No need to spank a kid for not picking something up……..
Christ I can’t believe people’s first reaction is to hit her. What lovely parents you’ll make – by treating any form of disobedience (no matter how minor) with violence. Yeah that sends a great message to kids. This was not a smacking matter and hats off to the Dad for how he handled it.
There are two ways to clear the table…happy or sad. Unfortunately this little girl is choosing sad. I NEVER had to tell my children more than twice to do anything! Much less FIVE times. This child needs some serious discipline!