My DD is 5 and is an early raiser. We have kept her up later on weekend nights so that she sleeps in and it works. Another thing we taught her is that if her clock (digital) doesn't start with a 6 then she has to stay in bed.View Thread
We go to my in-laws, so I pretty much luck out in having to cook. Normally I bring an apple pie b/c it's my husband's favorite. This year I am taking an asparagus lasagna along since my in-laws never make any green veggies and I want to make sure my kids have at least one meal in 4 days that has a veggie. View Thread
My oldest also found out about death from reading David and Goliath. I don't remember the exact conversation but I told her that if you believe in God then you don't have to be scared to die b/c you'll go to Heaven. Now when she talks about death she also says something about sitting on Jesus' lap...which I think is cute. This summer we had a snake in our drive way and DH killed it with a shovel, so she talked about the dead snake for a while. I don't think she truly grasps the idea of death but you can't ignore it with them at this age.View Thread
My 4 yr old DD can be overly emotional at times too and she's the oldest. Most days I tell her to calm herself down so that we can talk. Once she's relaxed and not crying anymore, then we discuss the problem. Slowly she is learning that over-reacting doesn't get our response like she thought it would.View Thread
We bought this book: "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons" from Amazon a few months back based on reviews I read online. I have to admit I wasn't sure if it would work but it received almost a full 5 stars from 980 reviewers, so we thought let's try it since it was only $15. DD (will be 5 in Dec) is on lesson 29 and can already read simple sentences. Anyone who wants to give their child a head start in reading or has a first grader struggling with reading, I HIGHLY recommend this book. It starts out slow but the pay off is worth it. DD actually cries when we forget to do her reading book, she loves that she can read and understand stuff. I can't wait to see how she is reading at the end. There is also some practice with writing sounds.View Thread
YAY!! I sold it on craigslist. I had to re-post it a couple of time and had lots of interest until someone finally committed. It's nice to be passed this stage in our parenting...no more babies. I can't believe our youngest will be 2 in October!!!View Thread
We think she's doing it for attention or b/c she's not tired enough for bed. This week we pushed her bedtime back to 7:45-8:00 and she hasn't complained once about it. Hopefully that's all it was b/c on vacation she never complained either. She did tell me that pooping is hard, so we've tried to increase the fiber in her diet.View Thread
Just wondering if anyone has had any luck selling a crib on craigslist and how much it went for. Mine converts to a toddler bed and then a full size bed if you buy the extra pieces. I was thinking $175 (we only used it for a 1 1/2 yrs) and throwing in the mattress and changing table. Any pointers? Thoughts?View Thread
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