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Subject: Re: Damn Damn Damn! I will NOT kill DH... Date: 5/17/2002 12:14 AM
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The one thing I am reading is that he is being treated like a child. He may be on the financial level of a child but I wonder if he'll learn if he keeps being treated that way.

Take this for what it's worth but try just praising him for the good decisions he makes just like they are encouraging with children.
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I totally agree w/ your point, but the new daycare I'm taking my 2 year old to starting on Monday told me the way they like to discipline the 2 year olds is to mainly just praise the good things, so seems like your advice is kind of contradictory... If she praises his good behavior she IS treating him like a child. That being said, my DH used to try to lecture me about certain spending things, and unfortunately both of us have had a tendency to want to go splurge just when we've completely run out of money. It's like we would think, "well, we've can't pay our $400.00 student loan for another week and a half, so we may as well use the $200 we DO have on a big shopping spree" Anyway, if he lectured me it just pi#sed me off big time, and made me want to go buy something expensive and frivolous just to prove that I could do whatever the heck I wanted w/ my own damn money. Part of this for me had to do w/ having a super mega LBYM flat out tightwad father who used to buy the cheapest cookies you could find and then LITERALLY ration them out. If he saw me taking some cookies and milk to my room, he would stop me and make me show him how many cookies I had, and if it was over whatever his deemed daily allotment was, he'd make me take them back. It was rediculous. I love to defy absolute authority, so If DH ever tried to tell me I shouldn't spend money on something, I'd make sure I DID do it. (Can I blame DF for weight prob too???) Just kidding. Blaming self for both.
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