What If Your Child Crosses the Line?

Guest post by Laura Markham.

“I don’t understand why you say not to punish transgressions. I get the concept of the bigger the transgression, the greater the child’s need is, but what if they really cross a line? Yesterday my 3-yr-old threw a book because he got mad. It hit my husband in the eye & cut his skin–yikes! I removed him from the room, told him that was not allowed ever & put him in a thinking spot. Yes? No?”

Yikes, indeed! Thank goodness your husband is ok. Most 3 year olds try throwing things. As upset as you were, I’m sure your son was more upset than anyone else.
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