It’s true. Every child is unique. My elder daughter J has learned the lesson quite well but my son K can’t seem even to get the message.
With exposure from TV and the Internet, children are vulnerable to all sorts of advertisements from a very young age. And quietly they are influenced to think that getting things is something they must do.
Lately, K has become very persistent. He wants everything. And he wants it now. He doesn’t have the patience to wait and he is very strong-willed.
When he can’t get his hand at things he wants, he gets cranky. He throws tantrums.
In my book of parenting, this behavior is totally unacceptable.
In the latest incident, it happened in a shopping mall last Sunday.
The scene was set in a bookstore. [Read more…]