It does help, and she knows.
That’s some impressive self-awareness.
Usually at this age, “I won’t” is the answer to ANY warning.
At that age, I spilled lots of drinks at the table. Mother came up with a new “no drinks with meals” policy and we got accustomed to it. Instead, we would have drinks throughout the day, just never at the dinner table.
Never make promises you are not sure you can keep
Sippy cups are indicated.
Another joy of getting older, my hand/eye coordination is getting bad. Really upsets me when I upset my coffee cup. I need to search for one of those fat bottom travel cups to keep me stable.
Apparently my husband was taught as a child to keep his glass an arms length from his plate, to avoid spilling. 60 years later, he still often puts it on the neighboring placemat.
I learned that telling my kids not to spill their drinks caused them to focus on not spilling it, rather than letting their natural coordination do that. They spilt their drinks more often when I told them not to so I figured out I was the trigger. It’s like focusing on watching and moving your feet while walking. You can lose the natural coordination you’ve developed over the years.
Well, it’s no use crying …
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