Little often turns to big.
Everyone always says, "It's no big deal just ignore it." That strategy is alright some of the time, but not all of the time.
Ignoring mild misbehavior is a legitimate parenting strategy. It shows your little ones that their antics won't get your attention. This means your children will be less likely to repeat it in the future.
PLUS: The hidden benefits.
We live in a fast-paced society. I hear it all the time in my practice: "How can I connect with my child?"
Parents want to connect with their children more than ever these days. Living in the Bay Area can be demanding, and not leave as much time for your family as you would like to have. You are not alone in feeling this way. I see many families that are going through this.
Entering into a blended family situation is challenging for everyone, but it can be especially confusing for children. Their idea of “home” has been turned upside down. They may feel lost, angry or abandoned. There’s no question that step-parents have a delicate and difficult role to play.
A lot of the behaviors listed as