Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Great discovery for parents!

I was watching TV the other day and saw this funny program about kids (up to 3) and how to react to things. They were discussing how their impulses make them do things they have been told not to.

Mother and child is decorating a chocolate cake- mother has to attend the door and tells her 2 yr old daughter not to touch the cake. When the mother comes back the girl's face is covered with chocolate. Mother asks if she touched the cake - the child says no.

This little test was to show that kids cannot resist their impulses even though they know it is wrong. Many times we parents thinks that our children are just misbehaving and not listening to what we say but this shows that that is not always the case. Of course you can't use it as an excuse for bad behavior all the time or you will be fooling yourself :)

Well I find it to be a great discovery for parents- really shows us how the mind of a small kid is functioning.

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