Hello community! Many parents spend New Year's Eve with their children. Here is a link for New Year's Party Ideas For Kids! Do you have any special plans with your children for New Year's? Please share your party ideas with the community.View Thread
It is very difficult to get young children to understand that their are different rules in each home. I would set a funny sounding alarm for the child that goes off every hour. Call it "The Potty Alarm" and make it fun for her to go to the bathroom. When the alarm goes off make a shocked face and say words that will excite her. You can also make a potty song. We used the song from Alice In Wonderland where the rabbit sings, "I'm late!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wl47EEYrAc Just add the word potty and she will love it! You can also do a happy dance if she actually goes! The more fun it is for her the more she will want to do it even at her mom's house.View Thread
Let the Biological mother know that you will be changing the household diet in a note. You can educate the stepson and his mother about how fast foods are not a good option as routine meals. Do some research and include them in the note. This link should help: http://www.webmd.com/video/ludwig-child-fast-food
I take my stepson shopping with me and asked him to help pick out foods that he likes but they must be healthy. As a reward I would also allow him to pick a non-healthy treat, with the understanding of our rule: "If you don't eat the meal you don't get anything else."
This will be a very long process because the stepson is accustomed to eating what he likes. You can also offer a rewards for eating the entire meal.
You will need support from the biological father. Set the goals small and build on them. Let me know if you need any ideas.View Thread