Rachel - posted on 10/19/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )
I was wondering at what age should kids be exspected to keep their hands to themselfs in the grocery store. Like not pointing at everything and asking if they can have it. Putting things in the cart that i don't intend on buying. Paceing up and down the asiles and not listning when i say no to not getting something.
I ask this because sometimes i really wonder if my step kiddo's parents ever tought him how to behave in public. He's ten years old and i know his granparents teach him manners but for about the last year hubby has been taking him grocery shopping with him cause he's pretty strong and can help unload the car and bring stuff in. Plus it makes him feel wanted and helpful when he goes grocery shopping with us.
When i had the aboved mentioned exsperience, with him at the grocery store i asked hubby if he was always like that and he said yes.
My concern is i just got my almost 3 year old to stop those behavors. I think he's setting a back example for his little brother but hubby and a friend of mine say that its normal behavoir for a ten year old and it dosen't ever really stop.
Am i over reacting to exspect him to behave at least as much as my 3 year old or is the age difference like apples and oranges and i can't compare?
i just can't belive that this has been going on for a year and i didn't know about it.
thanks for any advice in advance. i love this place