Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Not where I want to be living.....
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank so much for the support, all of this empathy tells me that I'm definitely not alone out there.
The dietary suggestion is GREAT! I definitely feel that DS's diet leaves a lot to be desired. It's very frustrating because I nursed for 3 years and DH and I went without organics so DS's diet could be completely organic. When he went into daycare at 11 months I pumped and kept up the great diet but going into pre-school ruined it. So many parents pack toddler appealing crap food and we actually had a problem with weight gain because he refused his food and wanted the stuff the other kids had. I started backing off and allowing the crap items into his diet. One by one they have completely permeated our home and I hate it.
My child has about a 70% organic diet (rice and some other grains with husks are not organic) with almost no processed sugar and absolutely no food dyes.
She still tantrums.
So, while I agree that every child needs a healthy diet, diet may not solve all your problems.
Doing my best every day with DH , DD (11) , and DS (4)
this is a thread that I posted when dd was about 3 1/2. For sale: One gently used 3 year old. It's a tough age.
Things to think about:
1. SLEEP! Not enough sleep makes life much worse
2. Regular snacks with protein/fat. If you're going to work on improving diet, remove artificial colors first.
3. Connection time DAILY. 30 minutes when you come home from work can make a huge difference.
4. Regular routine. My irregular child needs much more of a routine than my regular one. She doesn't have the internal clock that helps regulate her.
5. Deep breathing (for you!) and time for YOU to recharge.
|143 members and 18,164 guests|
|AlaskAnne , AMG , Angela England , apeydef , ashleyo , azohri , bananabee , BeansGreenMama , beckybird , belchers1 , Belle15 , berrypavlova , Beth41316 , blissful_maia , bluefaery , browneyedgurl965 , bruna , bubbagirl , calentine87 , captain optimism , Celestical , ChasingDreams , Cheeky-One , Cherry_Blossom , chickabiddy , ciles , clar5108 , cmnewbs , coldleopard , Crazybean , Daffodil , dakinigrrl , daniellebluetoo , Dear_Rosemary , Deborah , Emanresu , emmy526 , farmermomma , Fox-fern , funfunkyfantastic , greenemami , happyhats , heyxxmcfly , ian'smommaya , iceface , indiana , japonica , JayaSky , jojobean , katelove , Katherine73 , kathymuggle , kittycat1 , KT'smama , ladyelms , lc81002 , leftcoaster , Letitia , Lifted , lightheartedmom , lilmissgiggles , LiLStar , Lilybelle5 , Linda on the move , LovelyAndAmazing , LoveOurBabies , LTurtle , Lupita Cruz , mamabear0314 , mamabear81 , MamaChick , mamadance84 , mamaprovides , mariamadly , MeepyCat , MegaMama1 , Milk8shake , Mirzam , mocha frappuccino , mommyhood , moominmamma , MountainMamaGC , MulberryMom , Mylie , MylittleTiger , NaturallyKait , Nemi27 , newmamalizzy , NWmt_mama , oaksie68 , orangemomma , pers , persephassa , philomom , prettylady5 , primalmom , prosciencemum , Ratchet , redsally , Reyhan , rubelin , sahmoffour , salr , SandiMae , sarafl , Satori , Selena Hoffman , shantimama , Shmootzi , shoeg8rl , sidrajedi , Smokering , Snydley , sofreshsoclean , Sphinxy , Springshowers , starlein26 , stellanyc , Teles , Tigerle , tinytina , tomsmom31 , TrishWSU , Tweety_Bird , Unknown. , Wild Lupine , Wild Rose , winterpromise31 , zebra15|
|Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.|