Good article! Here's two other kid analogies:
Eating is not a game. After eating for a while kids get bored and want to get back to playing with brothers and sisters, jumping on the couch etc. Don't eat for fun.
Lesson from a two year old: If you make up your mind not to eat something don't let anything change your mind - even the voices of authority figures such as Moms... My nephew was so focused on having his way that once he had made up his mind to say no to the ice-cream nothing could make him eat it. Even though he had wanted it 10 minutes earlier now it was more important to assert himself against someone trying to help him eat it.
- 12/6/2008 12:59:17 PM