[nagdu] How do any of you deal with small children wantingtotouch your guide dog

Lisa Irving lirving1234 at cox.net
Mon Apr 11 00:40:41 UTC 2011


There's much more at stake here beside the standard guide dog issues and 
concerns. The more universal message is this: how can we possibly teach 
children to say no; and mean it, and to set safe and healthy boundaries if, 
as adults if we're still stuck in the "give me" phase of life.

Lisa and Bernie
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aaron Cannon" <cannona at fireantproductions.com>
To: "NAGDU Mailing List,the National Association of Guide Dog Users" 
<nagdu at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: [nagdu] How do any of you deal with small children 
wantingtotouch your guide dog

> On 4/8/11, Lisa Irving <lirving1234 at cox.net> wrote:
>> Can we say, ENTITLEMENT mentality?
> Lisa, you cracked me up.  As a parent myself, I think you summarized
> perfectly.  Personally, I'm usually quietly pleased when circumstance
> gives me the chance to teach my kids self restraint and the law of
> "you can't have everything you want."
> Also, let me add mine to the chorus of voices and say that we have
> every right to refuse others when they ask to pet our dogs, no matter
> how entitled the parents think they are.
> Aaron
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