All Hail the DS!!!!
I used to be one of those people that said…
I’ll never do that with my kid!
Then I became a mom…
The lesson is, you really can’t predict what you will or won’t do until you are actually in that position or situation.
Here is one example:
I was never going to give my child a pacifier… my reason’s were my own. I believed it would interfere with breastfeeding or ruin his teeth, I worried that he would get too attached and it would be too hard to get him to give it up, and I was afraid that I would abuse the power of the pacifier.
See how well that worked out:
Leon is very, very, happy with his DS. We use it as a reward for good behavior, and doing chores, we use it as leverage when we need him to comply with us, we use it to keep him occupied when we need to get stuff done, we use it soothe him after a rough day at school. Basically it is our new pacifier! It keeps him pacified, keeps him quiet, and comforts him.