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A mum’s strict rules for her one-year-old, which include no sharing and no sugar, have ignited heated debate between parents.

Mum-of-one, Corrie, detailed the many rules she has for her son in a series of social media posts. Her video outlining the rules that most make people upset has had over one million views.

“My son doesn’t have ‘alone time’ with anyone that doesn’t respect our rules and boundaries, including grandparents,” she explains.

Corrie, 21, also says she considers her son ‘sugar free’.  “I give him sugar because I can limit the amount he has, but as a general rule, no one else is allowed to give him sugar.”

Toddler rules

One of the most controversial rules Corrie has shared is the fact that she doesn’t make her son share.

“He never has to share anything. If he’s bringing a toy to dinner at his grandparents’ house, he doesn’t have to share with his cousins. That extends to the playground and other situations.”

The young mum also explains that consent is a ‘big thing’. “It’s not that people can’t hug and kiss my son, but ask him first. He knows the difference between yes and no. More than that, I ask his consent before I do anything, even before I change his bum.”

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Her final rule is a limit on screen time.  “He’s a year old,” Corrie explains. “He doesn’t need to be watching TV all day.”

Understandably there has been a mixed reaction from those who have watched the video – with both support and concern from other parents.

Diana Dimitrakakis asks, “Why bring a toy, that his cousins cant play with?”

“These type of rules create the worst of the worst,” added another commenter.

While Kim added: “Wait until he is a teenager, see how the rules work. Sounds like the kid is running the house not the parent.”

What do you think of these rules? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • I would be interested to see an hear how the rules played out down the track, say in another 2 years time, especially if he has a sibling in his house. Mum might find her rules were a little ‘over the top’ if another child is born.

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  • Each to their own.. but to be honest not sharing with cousins is quite too much

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  • Consent to change a baby’s nappy has never made sense to me. If they continually say no, they end up with nappy rash. I think it’s fair about not sharing tho. What if it’s a favourite toy and the other kids break it? Limiting sugar in children’s lived is always a good thing in my opinion

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  • I think shes doing what she thinks is best for her child. Everyone is different

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  • She is doing the best job as a parent that she can. We all do things differently,

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  • Her kid, her rules. Everyone else needs to get over it and just focus on their own children.

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  • Gee, it might just be too hard to remember all the rules. I’m sorry if her son misses out because of it.

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  • It’s an interesting take on sharing or not sharing. I wonder if she changes her mind when he goes to school.

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  • I ask my son with ASD if he would like a hug and kiss and if he says no I respect his decision. However, I don’t ask his consent for certain other things that a parent has to provide. I never asked any of my kids to change their bums (quite ridiculous in my opinion) and after he had surgery in his nappy area, not only did his dad and I NOT ask consent to care for and keep his stitches clean and dry we had to pin him down as he didn’t want us to do it. Whilst it did take away his autonomy, it was better than allowing them to get infected!
    Sharing is a huge skill kids need to learn. There’s a difference between sharing and turn taking. Turn taking means you surrender the item for a period of time, where as sharing means pushing a ball or car between each other. If he can’t learn to share he will have a tough time at school and will find making and keeping friends difficult.

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  • Ummmm not sure about these ‘rules’ she has I get the sugar thing but that’s about it.
    If kids aren’t taught to share the future of this world is in trouble I wonder if she’ll change her mind when baby #2 comes along I bet stopping fights and arguments will get old real quick. As for asking a baby or toddler if you can change a nappy I think not it’s a health concern to leave a baby or toddler in a nappy just because they don’t want to get changed as they get older I understand and they can also understand who they shoujj lol d and shouldn’t trust to help they get dressed or help them bathe.
    Absolutely astonished by this and now we know why todays youth feel entitled and don’t feel the need to earn things.

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  • I agree with most of these. Consent is important no matter the age and we need to teach kids young. Sugar well we don’t need that and sharing, I never force my kids to share, I do ask if they want to give other kids a turn but if they so no then thats that, they were playing there first.

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  • I already do the sugar thing without realizing lol

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  • I agree with screen time …and I think kids should have have special toys that they don’t want to share but don’t bring these places

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  • Limiting screen time is something that I do agree with but not sharing is another story. This should also mean that if he goes somewhere and others are playing, he shouldn’t be playing with any of their toys? If she is going to have this rule then she needs to make sure to follow through and not allow her son to touch other kids things that don’t belong to him. I think this may blow up in her face as he gets older but as I’ve said before, her child – her rules. Just don’t get put out if others won’t share with him.


    • I don’t think we should ever force our kids to share anything. Kids learn to share on their own by mirroring and as part of their natural development around 5 years old. I don’t force my kids to share toys they are playing with other kids can although play with them when my kid is finished if it’s ok with them. I don’t force them to share food or drinks either.

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  • I agree with the TV viewing, but I think if we don’t teach about sharing young you will just breed selfish individuals who don’t consider others. Also, I’m interested to see what happens if he has siblings.

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