Let me start by saying that my daughter did great until about 3 weeks ago sleeping in her own room all night, then we had to lower the mattress because she discovered she could climb out. So now the bed is on the lowest setting, which is fine other than I let her fall asleep out of the bed and then take her and put her in it. I'm 6 months pregnant with our second DD, so now I can't keep my DD up close to me until I get her to the mattress a.k.a. - she wakes up on the way down. Now she's been sick for the last 4/5 days, so that's made things a little more difficult. I've raised one end of her mattress to help with her coughing. Last night I got her in bed and she slept in there for about 2 hours before waking up- then I tried for 30 minutes to get her to go back to sleep and in the crib, she did for all of 5 minutes, then started coughing/crying again. My DH got up with her and tried as well and eventually gave in and brought her to our bed. WHAT DO I DO???? I'm EXHAUSTED. I don't sleep well with her in the bed. Also, how old does she have to be before I actually give her a pillow? I think that might help things, something to sleep on/hold on to. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I completely agree with you! I just want to say for the record, that I am 29 years old and I was spanked for doing wrong. I've turned out a whole lot better than those kids who just got put in time out or had a "talking to". Not spanking is what has gotten our society in to the shape that it's in. Kid's are starting to have sex, do drugs, sneak out, etc at a younger age now, because what are mom and dad going to do?? Ground them? Put them in time out? "Teach" them that this is the wrong thing to do? And what do you do the next time when they do it again??? I just don't understand people's way of thinking about this. For generations children were punished - whether by spanking or other ways- for the things they did wrong, and it has not brought our world crumbling down. Yes there are those who take it to extreme, but for me...my child will be raised to know that when she does wrong, she will get spanked. I have a 12 year old step daughter who was never spanked and only "talked to" or put in time out and let me tell you....she is the mouthiest child I've ever met! She thinks she can speak to me and her father any way she wants and do whatever she wants. I totally agree with you, that today's kids think the world owes them...that their parents world should revolve around them and what they want. I'm sorry I was not brought up that way nor will I raise my child to think that way. It's crazy to me that anyone thinks that spanking is a form of abuse....all that thinking does is make the child/teenager feel that they can call SCAN on parents for actually disciplanning their children! ARRGH!!! sorry this topic really gets to me.View Thread