Re: [gaydads-87] Parenting Question

From: mark r.
Sent on: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 8:49 AM
Hey Chris,

Consistency is key no matter what your evening routine is, just be
consistent and a little bit relentless and you will be fine.

Kids function better with routines but certain personalities just want more
control over their lives (bless their little hearts) and they need to be
reminded with love and compassion who is in charge, over and over and over
again. If you give in and let them have there way, just like wild animals
they will sense your weakness and pounce!

My daughter has tried it all to get out of bed time agreements.  I have had
to give her time outs to reinforce routines. The tears get hugs and "I am so
sorry you are sad I love you, now go to bed" so she knows I love her but
that she still needs to get her butt to bed.  Now she gets it finally and
doesn't even try to sneak out of bed anymore, for water or anything. But it
took a lot of ground work when she was 2-5 years old.

Keep at it and good luck!


On 5/25/13 11:48 AM, "Chris Armijo" <[address removed]> wrote:

> Dads,
> I'm having a rough time getting one of the twins to sleep in her own bed.
> (Twins are three and a half).
> I'd like to find out if any of you had the same problem and what methods
> worked for you.
> Thanks
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