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Who’s Learning From Your Reactions?

26 Feb 2010

Kids can really bring joy into a family.  What’s not to love about a little guy that giggles and smiles and laughs when you fart, they just know how to enjoy the moment no matter how stinky it might be.  Like all living things they need care, food – water – cleaning and a lot more, but the return on investment is as good as it gets.

But it’s not always perfect.  Sometimes they eat every single piece of fish off the $75.00 sushi platter for the Christmas party while Dad is taking a shower.  Or they lose their Nintendo Gameboy, for the fourth time.  Or they fill the new car stereo CD slot with all the change from the ash tray.  And the list can go on and on.  Things just aren’t perfect.

When things go wrong it is easy to forget how much love they give, unfortunately some people never remember and that is really sad.  Our kids are always watching us, and how we handle different situations – that’s how they learn.

Following is a video of a dad and his daughter recording an event that could have easily really upset many fathers.  I think how he reacted was awesome and I hope I would have done the same thing.

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  1. I’m definitely grounded if i do that knowing my dad. The guy was amazing, he looked upset but he hug his daughter rather than scolding her.

    • The team did give him another ball, so the Dad couldn’t be too mad for long anyway. But you do bring up a good point there are consequences for actions – I was grounded often as a child. When really young it was only for very short periods of time and not much harm done, I only twitch every once in a while. :o)

  2. I remember seeing that and my heart melted. Parenting is definitely a strange thing and you really have to have a good balance. When my daughter does something, I have to analyze whether she was being naughty or if she didn’t realize that it wasn’t good.

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