This article is hilarious but it’s also true in the sense that words do carry a lot of weight. My son refuses to use the potty. I’m tired of changing two kid’s diapers all day! I know, I know , I signed up for this BUT seriously! Let me tell you that it is nasty to change a three year old’s diaper! I’ve tried all the methods. But when my other son was born he regressed. So what do I say?
“Did you poop?” I say.
He squeels with delight and runs away from me…
“DONT TOUCH ME!” he screams waving his hands in the air. And then he stands there looking at me with “that face.”
I just want to wisk him up and throw him on the potty but it’s too late. Sigh.
“Your a big boy now! Big boys don’t wear diapers.” I say as I change him, very fustrated.
Then I feel bad because I know he just wants to stay mommy’s baby like his baby brother. I have read all the stuff about potty training…blah blah blah he’s just not ready. I’ve got to let it go, right? I can’t always come up with the perfect things to say when I’m fustrated but I’m sure that is not one of them. When he wants to be a big boy he will be a big boy.
If I’m not sure how what I am about to say will affect him, then maybe I should not say it at all. There you go. Problem solved.
This article gives you 16 things on what not to say to your child. Mine is probably the 17th.