My daughter started preschool last August and I feel like we have all been so sick this year! I know that’s typical for a first year of preschool but how do you deal with it? Someone in our household has been sick every single week this month😩 my husband and I have had to call in sick so many times for work doesn’t seem like a feasible long-term plan. For a while we were giving her baths every ... More
My four-year-old started preschool in August. She’s always been an introvert so I knew adjusting to preschool would be a challenge for her. She has also always been the type of child that wants to observe what’s going on and once she’s comfortable will participate.She’s now been in school for four months and the teacher said she still having a really hard time. The teacher said most of the time... More
A few weeks ago my two-year-old caught a cold and so sleeping with a pacifier made it difficult for her to breathe. We thought what a great opportunity to have her start weaning off the pacifier! It’s been about 2 weeks Of her being completely weaned but the problem is we are all sleeping a lot less as a result.Her naps are only 45 minutes to an hour now when they used to be two hours. And she... More
I heard about these conscious communication cards the other day on a podcast and I really like the idea of having something to reference other than a parenting book. Plus I like they have been broken up into categories seems like they would be useful. Just wanted to get feedback from anybody who’s actually used them. Did you like them? What age/ages were your kiddos when you used them? https:/... More
I listened to this episode recently and found it really helpful! The title of the episode is how to deal with whining in a different way but she definitely talks about how her strategy applies to all behavior that can be challenging. I have been starting with the “ say what you see” portion of the strategy and I found it helpful not only for my kids, but it definitely also gives me space to mak... More
The playground is suited for both little ones as well as bigger kids! The bathroom is right in the middle of the park, which is convenient. There are baseball fields, tennis courts and bocce ball courts. It’s also right across the street from A few restaurants so you can take some food to go for a picnic in the park
I recently heard about G diapers and watched the video claiming they are flushable. I have read mixed things online about whether they clog toilets or not. Anybody have any experience with them? Did your toilet get clogged if you flushed them? Also if you use them did you take them out and about with you and flush them in public toilets?
I have a 3 1/2-year-old and she has been going without diapers during the day time no problem for months, but we have been putting diapers on her for naptime and bedtime. I was recently talking to a mom about how to get rid of the diapers completely and she said that you just have to start taking the diapers away and they will wet the bed a few times and then they will learn. So we started doin... More
My three-year-old is constantly asking me to tell her stories. I was getting tired of telling stories but my perspective on storytelling changed after reading this article. https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/03/13/XXX-XXXX53/a-playful-way-to-teach-kids-to-control-their-anger
What age did you get rid of the pacifier completely? My 18 month old only uses hers for naptime and bedtime, but I can’t imagine her falling asleep without it. I’ve heard if you get rid of it before two it’s much easier. What has your experience been? Did you do it cold turkey or just slowly wean off?
This morning my husband came down and was trying to get the kids to clean up their toys and they weren’t listening. I disagreed with the way he was handling the situation so I just sat there quietly. Then he got on me for not backing him up and supporting him. I didn’t want to start a disagreement in front of the kids and didn’t want to seem like we weren’t on the same page so I was planning on... More