Pop culture parenting is so hard.
One minute you think you're in step and the next thing you know, all of your television-inspired parenting techniques are so last week.
Oh well, cha cha cha.
Today's in-the-know parents? They're taking their cues from a dog trainer. And why not?
The Argentine Tango will get you only so far.
Dog training, horse training, child training, all pretty much the same. Children should be attached to considerably shorter leashes though and never be allowed to drink out of the toilet.
Posted by: nthnglsts | November 28, 2009 at 01:27 PM
LMAO at nthnglsts' comment. I agree with not letting them drink from the toilet. Especially when you're trying to teach them to pee in there.
It's all relative. Training is training, it just differs. I have had several nice comments on my children's good behavior in public restaurants, all because I don't let them get by with the misbehavior (and since we don't eat out very often, they usually get something they REALLY want). :-)
Posted by: Forgotten | November 30, 2009 at 11:20 AM
Don't let Nthnglst fool you. Both her children were allowed to drink from the toilet. She calls it "parenting by natural selection" and I would not be surprised to see it become the next big thing.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | December 03, 2009 at 08:35 AM