||[Apr. 15th, 2007|03:05 am]
The Question Club
Are there parenting techniques/things that some parents do with their kids that just drive you nuts? |
Hitting, and any kind of abuse, that's a given. But honestly, I have an aunt who has two girls, one who's 7 and 4, and this woman is borderline anorexic, isn't even attractive, and very gaunt looking. This is a woman who literally drives herself absolutely nuts with working out, eating healthy (I haven't seen this woman eat any more than celery sticks, and I've been out to dinner with this woman plenty of times). You walk into her house and you find EVERYTHING low fat, which isn't terrible, but she does it to excess. How does she teach her kids? "NO 1% milk, you can't have that! I don't want you gaining weight" (to her daughter, when she was 2). And so on... At age 7 and 4 these girls are already asking me if I think they're fat, and they have "carbohydrates," "calories," "cholesterol," "obesity" "skim", ETC in their vocabulary. I'm just waiting for these girls to get a little older and discover candy. And then when they're 13, when this woman actually has to deal with the "OMGZ!! THEY HIT THE AGE WHERE THEY MIGHT GAIN WEIGHT!! I MUST SEND THEM TO FAT CAMP!!"