why do kids behave so much better for everyone else

Morgan - posted on 09/29/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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someone can watch ur children and they tell u what angles thy r .......not 2 sconds after ur home they r already putting u through it .....angles alright..lol

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Angie - posted on 09/30/2010

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Children are more comfortable with you. They know that no matter what they say or do you will always love them, they don't have that with another adult. Like Leslie, I am happy they behave better for others.

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SiewYean - posted on 10/08/2010

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I am in the similar situation. Kids behave better when they are with other people.

My recent experience in leaving them with my aunt-in-law while I need to travel away from home for a few days does wonder in addressing a teething issue I had with them. They cut down their meal time from 1 hour (yes! it takes them 1 hour to finish each meal everyday!) to half an hour now. I gave my aunt-in-law the full authority to discipline them while I was away....:)

Carla - posted on 10/08/2010

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People always used to tell me what polite, well-behaved kids I had, and I had to look to see if they were looking at my kids! In the long run, you want them to behave in public, so take what you can get, and smile!

Elia - posted on 10/07/2010

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I understand what eveyone is talking about, But to me personally it needs to start at their house. I babysit 2 kids one was 3 and the boy was 5. They had already been kicked out of childcare and lost i think 3 babysitters. Yes they are quit sure of what they do. The younger one a girl right off YELLED at me just because i asked her to pick up her toys. "YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER OR FATHER YOU CANT TELL ME WHAT TO DO!" I went up to her and told her that my children did not yell at me and she would not either. Then i told her that because i was not her mother she was not allowed to talk to me like that. I have now watched them for 3 years and they know that the way they treat me is the way they need to treat their parents as well. If kids are not told how to act at home properly when they are young. How do you think they will be acting once they are in their teen years?

Sherry - posted on 10/06/2010

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I understand completely, but I would rather they use the manners they were taught with other people. When Mine are with others they always say Sir or Ma'am, please and thank you....at home they do not have to be so formal.

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I just vented this same complaint to my sister about my 6 year old son, and she emphasized, "But he behaves in around others," which is the point of all my discipline, talking, teaching, parenting.... So, I'll focus on that. We're clearly all in the same boat!

Billie - posted on 10/01/2010

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I definitely agree that I am glad my kids are respectful and well-behaved with other people. However, it's a bit frustrating that they can do everything they are told and act like the perfect child, then come home and drive you insane! (In this thought I am referring to my 15 year old teenager not my youngster)

Kellie - posted on 09/30/2010

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My daughter is the same way, and like the previous pp stated I'd rather she be that way so I don't have to worry about running out of baby sitters!! Its hard to find the quite time with your spouse when you have a baby and a four year old running around the house, so when you have children that family doesn't mind keeping b/c they behave when they're in public its a huge plus!

Candy - posted on 09/30/2010

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I agree with Leslie and Angie. I could careless how they act with me as long as they have manners at school and others home. Kids know how far they can push you . They want know how far to push others so they dont.

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