No one told me that once my children were old enough to take care of themselves in the morning it would be impossible to get them to cooperate! They simply refuse to get dressed or do anything else in a timely fashion! I have a 5 year old and a 7 year old who finally go to the same school, so that helps. We have to be out the door by 8 a.m. and by the time it’s 7:45 I’m a wreck from nagging and threatening. What can I do other than quit my job?
We live in a pretty small house and at this point our baby is sleeping in a bedroom that we use as an office. We can't change that for now, so we plan to keep things as childproofed as we can. My mom suggested that we get a playpen, but my friends tell me that is a really bad idea. (Actually, they act as if I’m contemplating child abuse). But my mom says there will be times when I can't watch the baby every minute and I don't want to have to put him in his crib just so that I can go to the bathroom. What do you think?
Our 6-month old baby Alice is doing pretty well with sleep at home but seems to have trouble settling herself for naps at day care. We’ve read that she should have a “security object.” We’ve offered her several of the animal blankets that every other baby seems to like, but so far she doesn’t seem interested. Does it really make a difference? We want her to feel secure. What else can we do?
My three year old is toilet trained, but her bowel movements are huge and sometimes she has trouble pushing them out. Sometimes they are huge, especially if she hasn't gone in a few days. I thought she was constipated, but even with extra fruit she doesn't "go".