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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Viral Video Linkup, WEEK 2

Why, yes, as a matter of fact I am participating in my OWN video linkup again this week!  I'm shameless like that.

Wanna join the fun?  Just head over to my other blog,  Deployment (again) to link up and post YOUR favorite viral video.

This particular video is another 'oldie but goodie'.  This baby is throwing a massive tantrum, but only when mom/dad is in sight.  Seriously WATCH this:

I have told parents in a preschool setting SO MANY TIMES over the years, "he/she is only crying for your benefit, and will stop as soon as you are out of sight."  They never believe me, though.  Of course, their kids are excellent little actors.  The most obvious are the kids we call 'peel-and-stick' kids.  You know, peel him off of mommy (screaming and crying) and stick him on his teacher.  If done compassionately, this routine lasts maybe 5 minutes every day for 2 or 3 weeks, and then is over.  The child grows attached to the teacher, and as trust develops, he needs less and less reassurance that Mommy is, in fact, coming back.  Mommy, on the other hand, will hang around, drag this routine out, feeling guilty/anxious/etc, often not realizing she is simply prolonging this whole agonizing process.  Ask any preschool teacher how she/he feels about parents that 'hang around' and you're bound to hear some crazy and sometimes funny stories, much like what you see in this video!

Bottom line, moms and dads, SEE, I told you, the crying stops as soon as you are out of sight!


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