Yesterday, my 4 yo Brooke wanted some candy and for hours she kept reminding me of my promise to take her to Target to pick out some candy before I dropped her off with grandpa and grandma. After picking out “Juicy Drop Cherry Taffy”, she clutched onto it like a junkie would a dime bag of “H”, right up until we opened the door and she heard her grandparents voices. Like a switch being flipped she turned to me handed me the candy and said, “daddy keep this for me at your house”.
She’s been programmed to comply! Addicts are created by denial not the occasional indulgence!
And here we are….