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My son was ready sooner, about 2 3/4. But at that age you had to get up and help him. Also, he was a little scared to go by himself, so even after he didn't need physical support, he still called out to us and we had to escort him. (He's in his own room.) Only recently, about 3 1/4, has he been able to go by himself. And, he needed encouragement every step of the way. Also, make sure you start limiting fluids closer to bedtime and make sure they potty right...
AWESOME! You'll have to tell us what the school says when you give it to them.
Truly, forgive yourself. We all have things we wish we would have done differently in life and in childrearing. I know I do. Find something new for just you and DS and make that your special ritual. I know people who have a special gesture or word that means I love you to each child. Maybe you could start something like that. Or a special ritual, like a Saturday monring all your own. Or at bedtime the child can pick any topic and you talk about it. ...
DS took awhile with #2. I asked if he was done now. He said, "Yes, I didn't think the poo-poo was going to come out and then my bottom opened up and out came the poop." Big smile! I made sure not to laugh. But, I guess that's an accurate description of a bowel movement.
People without children are clueless about all things to do with kids. And, I say that because before I had children I was totally clueless about all things to do with children. And, worse, I didn't know how clueless I was. Parenting is just one of those things you can't understand until you're in the thick of it. IMO I'd like to apologize. I should've left out the first line. In making conversation perhaps your friend was just talking and stuck...
I hope all went well for you. My kids will be going to public school, but that won't be for another 2 years. I'm nervous already. I've found the best defense, is "Thank you, but we've already made our decision. So, DD's height is in the 50 percentile. That's good right? How interesting."
We used the TV as a tool for a successful potty trip and boy did it work! One Thomas show for every successful pottying. He'd potty, watch the 8 minute Thomas clip and then immedicately jump up and drop another couple drops in the potty and want another Thomas clip. No regrets, but once he was a consistent pottyer we had to change the rules. But, he did ask for it all.day.long. My best solution was to get out of the house. Long walks in the stroller were good...
I think you're fine. If that's the way you want to raise your kids and that's what's important to you, than you should do it. Everyone has a right to raise their children as they see fit. But, keep this perspective. Imagine your children grow up and have children and they don't share all of your beliefs. But they have the following rules for their house: People should not drink coffee or soda in their presence. Everyone should keep their head covered at all...
We just did it!!! In a sedan with a 15 month old and a 3 year old!!! 16 hours to Canada from Chicago. Actually, it was fine. My mom and dad caravaned with us. The way up, we took 2 days. It went like this: 3 pm left home 6 pm stop for dinner and run around for an hour. We also got the kids in their jammies 7 pm back on the road. 7:30 15 month old fell asleep (normal bedtime) 9 pm 3 year old fell asleep (normal bedtime, 8, I don't know why he stayed awake,...
Good luck. Where are you having the physical? Isn't that done by your regular doc? (Whom would know that you are not vaccing...) Wow. Around here we have to register for school in about February and get all the paperwork together then for school in the fall. Have you written a letter? Here's some good wording: http://www.vaccineawareness.org/Illi...Exemptions.htm This website does a real nice job. Good luck!
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