Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: Letting child FART?
How old is the child?
Someone that's 0-3's bowels can't really be controlled. Someone that's 4 to 6 would need to be reminded of table manners. A child 6+ though should definitely not be farting on purpose at the dinner table/kitchen and should be apologizing/saying excuse me if it was an accident.
I know it sounds prudish/stuck up but I can't stand farting. I'm just a very visual person so I think way too much about where things are coming from... being that visual has put me off of milk and eggs before (thinking waaaay too much about the source). Combining that with the smell when someone toots, and it just grosses me out. My oldest can clear a room so I tell him to leave the room to fart lol. That led to some embarrassing situations in the beginning with him yelling, "Mom, I've got to fart, where's the bathroom?!" in front of other people/at other people's houses when he was younger... he knows better now though.
ETA: I agree not to punish for farting though. I don't punish my kid(s) for tooting. I know it's natural but I have taught my oldest to leave the room to do it because I don't want to smell it. If he farts by accident, he says excuse me and it's over with.
Last edited by Miss Taken; 01-21-2013 at 04:01 AM.