Nellie - posted on 02/19/2011 ( 53 moms have responded )
I am 100% against using the word "bad" in any form refering to any actions at all that my daughter has done. She's 8 months old and I've slipped up once saying in frustaration "stop being bad". That wasnt after months of my daughter being sick and her being hystarical screaming for hours and hours and hour daily. I'ma single parent with next to no support. I'm not justifing it, I felt horrible, but it was an honest mistake. But lately I've been thinking. I do use the word "good" and it seems to me like a contdiction. I'll say things in frustration like "why can't you be good?" Any opinions on this?