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Parents Are Loving This Mom’s Concept On Punishing Her Daughter For Putting A Hole In The Wall
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Parents Are Loving This Mom’s Concept On Punishing Her Daughter For Putting A Hole In The Wall

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Parenting requires a lot of flexibility. It’s a never-ending process of balancing unexpected and difficult situations to allow the child to learn from them as much as possible. And Rosie Lamphere from Raleigh, NC, just posted an excellent example of that.

When her 9-year-old daughter came down the stairs to confess to her that she put a hole in the wall, the little girl was devastated. She knew she did wrong, and was already feeling guilt in all of its heavy weight. Keeping her cool, Rosie took a pause and thought about how to react. Continue scrolling to learn about the brilliant course of action she came up with.

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After the post went viral, Rosie provided her followers with the latest developments

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Rosie shared the story on her parenting blog Play at Home Mom, and the post instantly went viral. So far, it has received a whopping 218K reactions and 249K shares. What’s also really cool about it, the text got parents exchanging ideas on discipline. “My daughter took 10 minutes to live up the courage to tell her dad about it,” Rosie told Bored Panda. “She wanted to write him a note. We all had a good laugh.”

“We would love to have people join us in our book club,” the mom added. “We are reading The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired by Dan Siegel and Tina Bryson.”

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“A quote from the book that actually ties in very nicely to our original post: ‘Kids should know, at their core, that when they are hurting, and even when they’re at their worst, we will be there. We have to let them learn that with life comes pain, but that lesson should be accompanied by the deep awareness that they’ll never have to suffer alone.'”

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Carol Emory
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was 17 and still green at driving, I was backing my Dad's truck out of the driveway. No small feat as you had to negotiate between two posts that held the driveway gate. One wrong turn of the wheel and BAM! the left post went down. My mother yelled at me and said I was going to help fix it. My father had me out the next weekend helping him mix concrete and set the new post. I was proud of all my work. Six years later, my mother took out the same post. Without missing a beat, I turned to my mother and said "Make sure you wear your garden boots. Makes it easier to wash off the concrete if it should slop over your shoes." My Dad giggled.

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Pamela24
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That reminds me of when I was 18, just got my drivers licence and drove my parents' car into a lamp. Not once my parents made me feel terrible. All they ever told me (about fifty times) was: "The main thing was that nobody got hurt. That's the only thing that matters." I felt so guilty, so ashamed and not once in the process did they step away from this.

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Donna Reynolds
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Daughter should learn how to fix the wall with her Mom. Those kind of skills are invaluable.

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Barry Taylor
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4 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kids break windows and doors. They total cars. They break walls, ruin carpets, and set fire to the stove hood. It happens. If it's an accident, and you're a reasonable grown up, you hug them and say, "It's okay sweetie. I'm glad you're not hurt." If you don't want to deal with these things like a grown up, please don't have children.

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Carol Emory
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was 17 and still green at driving, I was backing my Dad's truck out of the driveway. No small feat as you had to negotiate between two posts that held the driveway gate. One wrong turn of the wheel and BAM! the left post went down. My mother yelled at me and said I was going to help fix it. My father had me out the next weekend helping him mix concrete and set the new post. I was proud of all my work. Six years later, my mother took out the same post. Without missing a beat, I turned to my mother and said "Make sure you wear your garden boots. Makes it easier to wash off the concrete if it should slop over your shoes." My Dad giggled.

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Pamela24
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That reminds me of when I was 18, just got my drivers licence and drove my parents' car into a lamp. Not once my parents made me feel terrible. All they ever told me (about fifty times) was: "The main thing was that nobody got hurt. That's the only thing that matters." I felt so guilty, so ashamed and not once in the process did they step away from this.

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Donna Reynolds
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Daughter should learn how to fix the wall with her Mom. Those kind of skills are invaluable.

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Barry Taylor
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4 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kids break windows and doors. They total cars. They break walls, ruin carpets, and set fire to the stove hood. It happens. If it's an accident, and you're a reasonable grown up, you hug them and say, "It's okay sweetie. I'm glad you're not hurt." If you don't want to deal with these things like a grown up, please don't have children.

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