You remember walking to school—uphill both ways, right? But when your kid asks for the same privilege, will you be prepared to give permission? We spoke with Natasha Burgert, M.D., a board-certified pediatrician in Kansas City, MO, and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, for some guidance. Joanne Van Zuidam reports.
Parents Talk Back
A playdate heads south when your five-year-old and another child have a minor disagreement. The dispute gets heated. You:
Let the kids work it out. (They’ll have to learn that skill eventually.)
27% (13 votes)
Step in to ease tension and help solve the problem.
67% (32 votes)
Chirp, “It’s snack time!”
4% (2 votes)
Vow to never invite that child for another playdate.
0% (0 votes)
End the playdate early.
2% (1 vote)
Total votes: 48