Your child is not well Behaved!!

Katherine - posted on 01/01/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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A government survey on family structure and children's health is out, and while it looks like a fascinating read, I'm going to take Motherlode's word on the most startling fact in the whole report: 96% of American parents say their children are "well-behaved." I must live in the only American city where the so-so, and horribly-behaved children reside. You know, the 4%.



I do appreciate the 30% of the positive respondents who qualified the survey with a "somewhat" in front of "well-behaved." But 70% of the braggarts said their children were "certainly" well-behaved. Right.



Apparently none of the parents had toddlers. Because otherwise these parents are stoned, or lying. If you think your toddler is "certainly" well-behaved, take a look at this list of typical toddler behaviors. And if the USA comes to you and asks about your child, do not even think about checking the "certainly well-behaved" box if your toddler does any of the following:



* Picks her nose



* Poops his pants



* Grabs Daddy's crotch



* Bites your boob



* Rides the dog



* Wipes snot all over your sweater



* Screams when excited



* Wakes you up before sunrise



* Pees in the bath water



* Refuses to hug Grandma



* Screams "Daddy" when mommy is trying to comfort her, and vice versa



Really, they're lucky they're cute.



How well-behaved is your toddler?





http://thestir.cafemom.com/toddler/11440...





Ha ha according to this my kid is a monster lol.

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Amy - posted on 01/02/2011

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My kids aren't perfect. But...they're kids. They are in the process of learning. I think that anyone who expects stoic little angels is living in a dream world. Heck, my husband still picks his nose. lol. I also know adults who have had accidents in their pants and many who pee in the shower. We're all a bunch of neanderthals. :) I think sometimes people who come up with the expectations have never had kids. My kids are well behaved 75% of the time, the rest you just use as lessons to show them what's right.

Erin - posted on 01/01/2011

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Oh sorry! I guess I get a little carried away sometimes when it comes to defending little ones that can't speak for themselves. Ha ha ha I feel foolish:)

Katherine - posted on 01/01/2011

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This is from The Stir, Erin. I didn't write this, it's a satirical article. She was being sarcastic.

Erin - posted on 01/01/2011

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No kid is perfect! I wouldn't say my son is well behaved all the time but in my opinion more often than not I think that he is, and that's all you can really expect from a toddler. I also think some your expectations of what a well behaved toddler should be are ridiculous. You think if a toddler poops their pants, pees in the bathwater their not well behaved? HELLO some toddlers aren't potty trained yet! And they shouldn't have to hug anyone they don't want to. What if they see their grandmother just a couple times a year and think of them as a stranger and aren't conformable hugging them? Would you want to hug a stranger? Of course they're going to scream when they're excited THEIR KIDS AND THEIR EXCITED!!! I think you should put yourself in their shoes and try to see things through a CHILD'S eyes. They experience things differently than adults. I'm not saying that some of the things on your list are acceptable behaviours but it's up to us as their parents to correct those behaviours. Anyone who expects a kid, especially a toddler to do all of those things should read the book 123 magic. It explains kids are kids not little adults.

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