Last night I was reading to my 4 year old DS from a children's Bible story book. The story was actually about David and Goliath. At the end of the story it mentioned that Goliath died. We have several different children's Bible books and this is the first one that actually said Goliath died (most of the time it just says that he was defeated). Well, after I left the room DS asked his daddy about dying. I'm not exactly sure what was said, but my SO came down the stairs upset and telling me I shouldn't be teaching a 4 year old about death. I must mention that my SO does not go to church and I'm not sure if he believes or not. I take the boys to church every Sunday. Anyway, what are you're guys' thoughts about when and how to teach about death? Do you think 4 years old is too soon? How do you teach it to them on a level they will understand?View Thread
My oldest turned 4 in July and for a few months now he has had this major attitude. Whenever I get onto him he talks back to me and he doesn't want to share his toys. I have a 2 year old son as well and he likes to do everything his big brother does. DS1 isn't horrible, but I don't want to let it get too far out of control. I also just found out I am expecting baby # 3, so I don't have a lot of patience for his attitude. Any suggestions to help with his attitude?View Thread
Not sure if I believe in old wive's tales or not, but we have two little boys and I really want to try for a girl! I am still on the fence about having a third because I think it will probably be another boy and I don't know if I can handle 3 boys! Lol. My SO has been talking a lot lately about wanting another baby. We had agreed to try again when our oldest is in school and we don't have to pay for daycare for him anymore. He will be 4 next month so he starts school in a year. Our youngest just turned 2.
Has anyone tried any old wives tales and had them work for a girl? I'm really curious. Like I said, I'm not sure if I believe or not but it's sure worth a try!View Thread
I have two boys (one just turned 2 and the other will be 4 next month). Lately I have been having a lot of trouble with my oldest not wanting to wake up in the mornings. The first thing I do in the mornings is turn his light on and tell him it's time to get up, then I go get ready. I get up at 6 and we need to be out of the house by 6:30. After I get ready, I go back to his room and try to wake him up. If he's being stubborn I go and get his brother ready and then come back into his room. Sometimes he will wake up on the first try and others he will run back to bed or try to take his clothes back off. It's so frustrating! DS2 usually goes to bed around 7 and DS1 goes to bed at 8. I think part of the problem is that he is not taking his naps at daycare. Anyone have any morning tips? I don't have a lot of patience when I am in a hurry and trying to get all three of us ready.View Thread
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