Help me properly buckle up the little kids
May 11, 2012 4:25 PM Subscribe
I spoiled my kids, now how to reverse it? Specifics about car seat
posted by akomom to education (32 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I know my parenting is on the too loose side, not the too strict side. Because of my parenting, the kids have some behavior that shows that they are spoiled, not disciplined enough. Now the most critical issue that I have to work on is to let the kids properly use car seat. I have a 9 yr old, she is big enough, so she does not need car seat. The two younger ones saw what the big sister can do and hate car seat, especially the big car seat that is for under 3 yr old. Booster seat is better, but still they prefer to sit in the back row directly without any car seat (they will still have one seatbelt on their laps). I need to yell at them, use candy to make them sit on car seat, but sometimes nothing works. I gave up and just do local ride without them sitting on car seat, with the car seat still present in the car. But I feel terribly guilty and nervous about this. But HOW do I make them just do it? Any tips? Often time, I am under time pressure, I need to buckle them up under 1 min and just go, drive, so there is no time to wait it out. so HOW? please help me get this discipline issue solved. Many thanks.