Things you do not want People to say to your child

It’s society’s fault, innit, Lori muttered. Tell me about it. From the early weeks of my child’s life, People have been trying to condition him. Here are a few of the ways:

  • They’ll all be fighting over her, won’t they? One girl and seven boys in our antenatal group.
  • You can’t dress him in pastels! I most certainly can; he’s three weeks old.
  • Here is my gift. It is a pack of bibs that all say “trouble” and “naughty boy” and “scamp” on them.
  • School is boring, isn’t it? Seriously, why would an adult say that to a curious, bright, enthusiastic child?
  • Who’s your best friend? All groups split into factions. Make sure you pick the right one, kid.
  • Eat it all up like a good boy and then you can have some pudding. Plenty of research supports my decision to allow him to control his own appetite, and not learn that pudding is a reward. It’s a good theory, anyhow.
  • Be a good boy so Father Christmas brings you lots of presents. Don’t get me started.
  • Train sets are for babies. Have this toy gun instead.
  • You don’t need to be breastfeeding anymore! circa 12 months old
  • Ugh, nasty broccoli!
  • Eek, a spider/bee/mouse! I tried so very hard not to pass my phobias on to him. It really sucks to have had this completely undermined by a childminder.
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One Response to Things you do not want People to say to your child

  1. Clair says:

    Not to mention telling him that he’s wrong when he’s blatantly right (I’m thinking santa again)