Jacqueline - posted on 03/01/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
First, is it ok for my kids to be so aggressive? Is it normal? They are constantly wrestling/ruff housing or arguing. There are three of them, twin girls almost three,and our son just four. It just seemed to happen recently and has turned into excess whining, tantrums, bad manners, and arguing. The second, I get wierd or nagged for pushing my kids skills and education. I love to make it fun to learn and my kids are not einstiens, but I try to help them to be. Is it really so bad to do this? Will it hurt them like my mother in-law says? I use to blow it off, but I ponder if that is where a lot of the issues stem from. I let them play and we do regular things I do not snap a ruler, but I incorporate science into crafts or keep extremely involved when the opportunity arises to catch their interests. I read my books from college to them as they sleep. For example, my mother in law got upset that my kids knew the word ingenuity and what it meant, and that they believed GMC was gentically modified crops, not the car dealer she was talking about. Am I really ruining them? They still act like normal kids and I stress to them that nomatter what they know they can always learn something new from the same thing. I know that I am not alone when it comes to teaching as a parent, but I am nervous that I inspired this aggression somehow with my actions. I need to mention that I am a stay at home Mom, online student at night, and we have only had a baby sitter 3 times in their lives. If this sounds ridiculous please still take things into consideration. It is hard to handle these three acting like this. I appreciate any thoughts on this. Thank you.