Find out what to do when your kids say things they shouldn't...
You haven’t seen your mum and dad in months and they are finally going to get to come for a visit. You can’t wait to see them. And they can’t wait to see their adorable grandkids…oh, and you, too, of course. But moments after they walk through the door, your mother has your four year old hugged close only to hear… “Nanna, your breathe smells like poop.”
So, how do you deal with potty mouth?
Don’t try to brush it off and don’t let Nanna and Grandpa brush it off, either. But…don’t make a huge deal out of it. Instead, take little mister or miss by the hand, tell them that their words were rude and hurtful and let them know an apology for being rude is in order. Once done, let it go. It’s done and over with-you just hope that’s the only episode there is.
You can always hope
Yes, you can always hope, but with a preschooler in the house, you know things don’t always go the way you want them to.
As the days go by, your preschooler is completely unpredictable. One minute he/she is loving and fun (like you know him/her to be) and the next minute they’re saying things like ‘Leave me alone’, ‘I don’t want to’, ‘No!’ or simply ignoring their grandparents altogether-including not answering questions or acknowledging their attempts to play or interact with them.
And you ask yourself, ‘where is my child?’
Before you give up, find you what to do when your kids say things they shouldn’t to guests and other family members. Check out the tips on the next page.