Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Who is the good guy?
As we enter into a new phase of toddler-hood, the phase where B is asserting his independence, I don't mind being the "bad guy" if necessary.
What I don't enjoy is wondering if being the bad guy is the right thing to do. Is something else wrong or is he just being naughty? Does he really need more sleep or am I just short on patience? Am I a failure or a success as a parent? Am I scarring him for life, creating an attachment disorder, or just plain being mean?
Am I alone in feeling this way?
What advice do you have?
(PS. I am not a psychotic "bad guy" like the dude pictured! He was just the baddest guy I could think of at the moment! )