Rambunctious or Obnoxious?
Posted by Melanie in Uncategorized

A reader on Facebook recently asked privately, “My friends and I parent differently. What is the difference between allowing your boys to be rambunctious and boyish and letting them be obnoxious and run wild?”

I think the balance is found in appropriateness. Outside, let them run and play and wrestle and yell. Inside, they moderate it to keep from damaging things and driving you crazy.¬†At other people’s houses, they moderate it still more to comply with their rules and to be good guests. At church, or elderly family member’s house or a wedding or funeral, they learn to be quiet, still and respectful. They can learn the difference, though it’s a challenge when they’re younger.

Melanie Winter Pic (c)2010 John Calvin YoungMuch love,


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