Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Top Wacky Parenting Methods

Top 5 wacky parenting methods according to Tammy Gold, parenting expert and founder of Gold Parent Coaching. 

1. Never saying the word "no" because, they don't want their child learning the word "no".
    According to Tammy Gold, you should save the word "no" for the big things.

2. Talking to your baby like a grown up.
    I have heard this a few times and it just drives me crazy. I don't think parents should talk to their child like
    an adult. They aren't adults and there are some things that just shouldn't be said to children.  It's too much
    for their little minds. In my opinion, it should be kept age appropriate.

3. Letting baby go diaper-free
    This is not a good idea for a lot of reasons. Mainly, it's just not physically healthy for them. A few
    moments maybe while your grabbing a diaper, but not for extended periods of time. It can cause health
    problems for little girls or possibly unnecessary injuries in those private places that could have been
    avoided by leaving their diaper on. Such as, your little princess falling on something and breaking her
    hymen or little man falling and hurting something.

4. Baby biting
   This one blows my mind. Why would you bite your infant? There are other ways to teach them not to bite.
   This is a good time to use the word "no".

5. Throwing a tantrum when your tot throws a tantrum. 
    Throwing a tantrum may only work temporarily, but your not solving the problem. Your running the risk of
    the problem getting worse, because it now becomes a game.


  1. I would think the long-term effect of throwing a tantrum when they throw a tantrum is that your child may look upon you as an idiot.

  2. Agreed. It's one thing to see a tot throw a toddler, but to see the parent throwing one as well... well, let's just say that's not a very pleasant site. Leave the tantrums to the kids. In public. Now, when times are stressful, and you are in the privacy of your own bathroom, AFTER the kid(s) have gone to bed, nothing wrong with a little "shower cry" to release the stress every now and then.

  3. I'm interested in why you think going diaper free isn't healthy for a baby. Do you have any research to back that up?

  4. From College, a degree in Family Life Education. That doesn't make me an expert, but I'm expressing my opinion as you do on yours. Not everyone agrees with the same parenting techniques. But, little girls and little boys are susceptable to infections just as adults. A clean area that has no traffic would be fine (play pen or crib), but a floor that animals and people walk on and drag debris, dirt and germs in from the outside can be unhealthy for an infant. A parents parenting method is up to the parents as long as it doesn't bring harm to the child. An issue like diaper free would be up to the parents. If I don't agree with a blog, I simply move on without leaving a comment. Blogging is to simply express your opinions and that's what I do. I don't expect everyone to agree with me and I'm not trying to offend anyone.


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