Dealing with the "but everyone else gets to" complaint

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Dealing with the "but everyone else gets to" complaint

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My kids typically don’t give me a lot of ‘my friends can do it’ – we have that conversation a lot, but I do get a lot of ‘daddy lets me do this’. Ultimately everything comes down to compromise. My daughter did want to get her ears pierced a lot earlier than I thought was appropriate. We talked about it. A lot of other kids had their kids pierced in first grade. I had to think about it a lot. I really wanted to limit that age, but I have to also realize that a lot of other kids are doing it and when I thought about why I was holding off on doing it, I realized maybe it was something coming from my parents and not my own thinking. So I made a compromise in actually letting her do that earlier than I thought I would. Other situations – if their dad lets them do it – he has his rules, I have my rules. The rules in my house are very clear and we stick to them, but daddy is their father and he has his own rules and I have to stick by them when the kids are in his custody.

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Traci Cummings

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Traci Cummings is a divorced, self-described unconventional mom of two children, ages seven and five.  When she isn't preparing meals, cleaning up or playing card games with her children, she is busy trying to spread the word about babywearing.  Traci – who is a strong advocate of breastfeeding, the family bed and instinctual parenting – believes her children are the teachers providing daily lessons to further her practice as a parent.

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