Jamie S - posted on 01/12/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )
My father and I own a business together. I am the grandmother of Ava. Today she was on a day trip with my nephew and his 4 year old daughter and when he brought my granddaughter to our office and dropped her off she usually comes in and hugs my dad and is excited to see him. However today she came in and shunned him and would not speak to him or hug him. This made him upset and he told her it was wrong and that her behavior was unacceptable. She was very upset and cried on my lap. I tried to explain to him that she is only 4 and that there are better ways to teach her about her lack of excitement to see him and that being courteous is very important but at the same time you do not need to yell at a child in a military way to teach them properly. He is very old school and believes in strong discipline but I believe you can hurt a child worse depending on how you approach the discipline. I could really use some good advise please??