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Hugs to you.  I am so sorry that your psychiatrist has given you extra stress with his uncalled for comments.  I remember hearing the same thing from a specialist after I had a miscarriage.  He told me that I needed to stop breastfeeding. My little one was then two years old.  I remember feeling that what he had said was wrong; but I know deep down inside it did really bother me.   I didn't go back to him. I just didn't need the stress.   My little one stopped nursing ...
Hi there, so many different views - isn't it great being able to have all these thought and ideas to look through and see what works for you?  I have been thinking about this and if it was my son I think I would be experiencing a mixture of feelings; I would probably feel , concerned, embarrassed, worried; but mainly deep concern over what was going on for my son.  So once I calmed myself down I would want to talk to my son and I would probably start off by trying to...
Maybe, re: the hug that is all he needs. Just to know that you are there, when he needs you.  If you have time but i see that you may not with having another little child and being pregnant; you could also make a game out of it. When he comes to hug you and then runs away you can say something like "Oooooh, I almost got you! Next time, I'll get you for sure!!"
Hi, can you name what it is that he is really asking for?  For example: You said that he didn't want to get out of the bathtub and go to bed; and so it sounds like the dinner thing was something he could think of that would not be going to bed.  So in that instance could you say something like " I am wondering if you are having such a good time in the tub; that you don't want to go to bed yet."  or just "It sounds like you are not wanting to go to bed yet."  Then you can...
Hi, I really have no knowledge about gifted children; but I remember being a young child and feeling like I had to count things. I remember people would say things like count sheep to make you go to sleep. For me, that would be the worst thing, as then I couldn't stop counting. I wanted to; but I felt some need to keep going.  I eventually out grew it and I don't feel the need to do that anymore.  I remember someone telling me that it sounded like OCD.  I really didn't...
Oh, my goodness!  I am just reading your post and I am sick of their comments.  Way too negative!  You need encouragement and support;   not  criticism and dirty looks. In my opinion, it's not good for you and if they continue with that attitude not good for their relationship with their grandchild.  I agree, stay somewhere else, see them for a few hours. Perhaps that will alleviate some of their unpleasantness.    When they start getting critical - you can choose to...
Naps were crucial to me. My son would have stopped, but I found I needed them as I would get so cranky without that break. So what I did was  put on relaxing music, lower lights and I would lie down in bed with a book. He would join me and when I got tired, I would turn out the lights.  If my son wanted to get up, I would let him, but I would stay lying down; fully aware of where he was and what he was doing. He would usually just stay in the room, and if he left he...
My son is also seven. When I first read your post, I thought, I could not see my son doing that at this age. And then I had to think again.  I notice that this seems to be the age of him needing to be close to us (parents) and also needing to exert his independence. So, when we are out with friends - there have been  times when he doesn't listen when I have said it is time to go, and will just run off with his friend.  So, while not the same - in some ways there seems to...
Oh, what a nightmare!  I am so sorry that you had such a scare.  I can only imagine how how hard it was too keep it together when you finally found her.  (Relief, joy, frustration, anger, - so many possible emotions)  And I can also see how frustrating it was for you when she did not listen to your request to not ride her bicycle.  What I hear you saying is your main concern is that she is not understanding how leaving without permission is not OK.    I am not sure how...
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