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I'm going to take some classes in the fall and will be hsing my 8 yr old dd. I'm just counting on it working out. I'm also not the most organized person, tend to put things off, etc, but I think having more of a schedule will actually help. It will force me to be more organized. I have had too much time on my hands this past year and then it's easier to waste it. My dd will be 9 in the fall and could either come with me to class, stay home for an hour (we just live...
Is it possible to get your soil tested just in case? Creosote is really bad stuff. I don't know how fast it leaches out, but I'd be wary without having it tested. Make sure you aren't using pressure treated wood for the new stuff. It leaches out arsenic and other bad stuff.
My 8 yr old dd still wets the bed often as well. It really isn't that uncommon and if the parents were late bedwetters it usually increases the chances the kid will be. We don't worry about it overly. It's a drag, but someday she will stop. We don't limit fluids ever. I do encourage her to not drink a large glass of water right before bed and suggest she do that earlier in the evening but if she's thirsty, there's no way I'll tell her she can't if she is...
I found that with both of my kids they slept better pre-6 months than they ever did for years after that. I think that's normal. 6 months is about when separation anxiety begins and it can easily last for years. I think early on they want to eat when they awaken. Post 6 months they are more in need of comfort and someone there with them when they wake up.
We've always just had one car except for awhile quite a few years ago when my parents were travelling and needed us to keep their car. Generally, it's not a problem. My dh works at the university 5 blocks away so he walks. Even when we lived a mile or so, he walked or rode his bike, though. I use the car to take kids to activities after school. My older dd's school is one block away and my younger about a half mile. We try to walk, but now that I teach there, I am...
Too attached! No way! My 6 yr old is very, very attached and sometimes I wonder about it, but only for a second. She does plenty away from me, but when she's with me, she's with me. And night time is one of those times. It's too bad people like your pysch. make us question our strong bonds with our children, as if it's something unnatural or wrong.
Shannon, It's sounds like maybe your dd isn't ready for sleep when you put her to bed. If she goofs around for an hour maybe she's not tired yet. What would happen if you put her down an hour later? Would she still fool around for an hour or would she go right to sleep? My oldest is a real night owl. If she could sleep according to her schedule, she would go to sleep around 11 or 11:30 and sleep until about 9 am. Because she is in school, she has to be up at...
Let us know how it goes. Can you read a book using a little book light so it doesn't bother her?
You might not find this encouraging, but my 6 yr old and 8 yr old still want us to sit with them until they are asleep. We've given up fighting it. My 6 yr old usually goes to sleep in my bed after stories. I either read or use the laptop while she's going to sleep (this is what I'm doing now), otherwise I'd go nuts. I'm happy sitting with them but I'm definitely doing something and they aren't allowed to talk to me. It's mommy time for me and bedtime for them. We...
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