Demitria - posted on 08/21/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )
Yesterday, my aunt took my 4.5 year old to a water park with his cousins. They all went on a ride and she told them to wait and meet at the bottom of the ride. My son got off the ride and took a wrong turn. Instead of panicking and looking for my aunt he decided to walk up a hill and go on some more rides - BY HIMSELF! When she realized she couldn't find him she panicked and was walking around the park screaming his name. Twenty minutes later she found him. Thank goodness! The thing is though, he wasn't at all worried. He thought it was no big deal and was very nonchalant about the whole situation. My husband and I have spoken with him many times about not running off without an adult, strangers, etc. This is his first time ever trying something like this so we thought he understood, but his attitude to this whole situation scares me! It's like he doesn't see the seriousness of it. How do I get him to understand? Any suggestions?? How should I discipline him for not listening to my aunt?