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Is it okay to give in to my grandchild's demands to keep him happy?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Cooperation is good

This depends on the age and circumstances.
Generally, it is a better idea not to reinforce demanding behavior, but cooperative behavior. As soon as children are old enough, they are better off learning that making demands on others is not socially desirable. Instead, of course, cooperating with others for mutual benefit is preferred. Even young children can learn basic politeness and manners.

In brief: Cooperation is good

This depends on the age and circumstances.
Generally, it is a better idea not to reinforce demanding behavior, but cooperative behavior. As soon as children are old enough, they are better off learning that making demands on others is not socially desirable. Instead, of course, cooperating with others for mutual benefit is preferred. Even young children can learn basic politeness and manners.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

Kids over the age of 7 are old enough to understand limits and consequences.
By this age, you should set some basic rules and expectations. Under that age, try your best, but accept that they are less predictable.If you want to help raise a kid that respects adults and understands limits, he should learn it from those who love him.

In brief: Depends

Kids over the age of 7 are old enough to understand limits and consequences.
By this age, you should set some basic rules and expectations. Under that age, try your best, but accept that they are less predictable.If you want to help raise a kid that respects adults and understands limits, he should learn it from those who love him.
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