When the ground is super hot and your kids is bare foot it can be quite a trial for them.
Nothing cooks like hot cement.
Now a kid will generally yell and scream while dancing up and down, all in a vain attempt to avoid being burnt.
As a parent you have two choices.
- Pick your kid up and save their tiny feet.
- Encourage your kid to move quickly to a shaded piece of ground.
Both options achieve the same immediate goal, removing their feet from the hot cement.
However they both have lasting long term consequences.
- Your kid will learn that you’ll be there to save them from pain and suffering.
- Your kid will learn to problem solve and self preserve.
Both long term consequences are equally valuable.
It’s up to you to choose which one you do.