CREW SRS The all inclusive parenting thread v. Exhaustion/suicidal thoughts/moments of happiness

DasVWBabe

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Someone here posted the quote "One day your parents put you down and never picked you up again" a few months ago and I got all emotional about it but really took it to heart. Going to hold this kid anytime she wants me to. :hs:
I still pick her up but it's getting soooo hard. She's barely a foot shorter than me at this point. :wtc:
 
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I forgot about baby proofing the china cabinet. My child has developed an appreciation for the bumblebee teapot displayed therein. He does not yet know how or even that it does open. He taps the glass incessantly hoping to gain its attention. I should get some of that shatter proofing window film because that glass is thin and rattles.
 
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DasVWBabe

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I forgot about baby proofing the china cabinet. My child has developed an appreciation for the bumblebee teapot displayed therein. He does not yet know how or even that it does open. He taps the glass incessantly hoping to gain its attention. I should get some of that shatter proofing window film because that glass is thin and rattles.
Above all, please make sure it's anchored to the wall. :hug:

ETA: I'm also getting rid of my giant glass armoire and I am *sooooo happy* about it. It's really sturdy, but it's in the wayyyy and I can't wait to pack most of that stuff up and put it away or sell it. :bigthumb:
 
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Above all, please make sure it's anchored to the wall. :hug:

ETA: I'm also getting rid of my giant glass armoire and I am *sooooo happy* about it. It's really sturdy, but it's in the wayyyy and I can't wait to pack most of that stuff up and put it away or sell it. :bigthumb:
That's another good idea. I have larger things anchored but there is definitely more to address.
 

Pi Patel

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My son is acting up now, whines and cries for a lot of things, and is being really really picky about how he wants things. Hair in his face? Whine and get angry, His toys don't stack up, whine and cry about it,
I don't give in, give him hugs, breathe with him and explain the situations in depth, but he's just sooo high maintence, He's 3.5 years old. Very kind kid otherwise, just becoming high maintenance/picky, has to have it his way, or cries a lot.

What's parents crew suggestions? He JUST started Montessori for his age in Sept, going part time 9-11:30am. Highly rated school, and he's doing well in there now.
 
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My son is acting up now, whines and cries for a lot of things, and is being really really picky about how he wants things. Hair in his face? Whine and get angry, His toys don't stack up, whine and cry about it,
I don't give in, give him hugs, breathe with him and explain the situations in depth, but he's just sooo high maintence, He's 3.5 years old. Very kind kid otherwise, just becoming high maintenance/picky, has to have it his way, or cries a lot.

What's parents crew suggestions? He JUST started Montessori for his age in Sept, going part time 9-11:30am. Highly rated school, and he's doing well in there now.

IIRC, this is pretty natural. They all go through these types of phases.
They mellow out, but it's certainly difficult.
 
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beddachedda

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I just got the cheap plastic pieces you insert

This seems like a lot more work
Have been told those can become playthings pretty quick, we have another baby at our house with the nanny share so we're going scorched earth on all the safety things lol
 

DasVWBabe

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My son is acting up now, whines and cries for a lot of things, and is being really really picky about how he wants things. Hair in his face? Whine and get angry, His toys don't stack up, whine and cry about it,
I don't give in, give him hugs, breathe with him and explain the situations in depth, but he's just sooo high maintence, He's 3.5 years old. Very kind kid otherwise, just becoming high maintenance/picky, has to have it his way, or cries a lot.

What's parents crew suggestions? He JUST started Montessori for his age in Sept, going part time 9-11:30am. Highly rated school, and he's doing well in there now.
I have a tremendous amount of empathy. That age is so hard. :hug:
Keep him in Montessori for as long as you can, though. You won't regret it. We've had nothing but positive experiences with it and our kiddo is now in 2nd grade in our Montessori and we are so pleased with her progress.
 

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My son is acting up now, whines and cries for a lot of things, and is being really really picky about how he wants things. Hair in his face? Whine and get angry, His toys don't stack up, whine and cry about it,
I don't give in, give him hugs, breathe with him and explain the situations in depth, but he's just sooo high maintence, He's 3.5 years old. Very kind kid otherwise, just becoming high maintenance/picky, has to have it his way, or cries a lot.

What's parents crew suggestions? He JUST started Montessori for his age in Sept, going part time 9-11:30am. Highly rated school, and he's doing well in there now.
I have a 2 year old so very different situation but they don’t really learn boundaries/emotional regulation for quite a while

As parents we mostly need to be there as calm support to navigate their new big feelings
 
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This podcast ep explains tantrums pretty well. It def helped us understand and strategize how to guide our little dude through.

 

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My son is acting up now, whines and cries for a lot of things, and is being really really picky about how he wants things. Hair in his face? Whine and get angry, His toys don't stack up, whine and cry about it,
I don't give in, give him hugs, breathe with him and explain the situations in depth, but he's just sooo high maintence, He's 3.5 years old. Very kind kid otherwise, just becoming high maintenance/picky, has to have it his way, or cries a lot.

What's parents crew suggestions? He JUST started Montessori for his age in Sept, going part time 9-11:30am. Highly rated school, and he's doing well in there now.
Mine all did this. Disengaging and ignoring when they behave like that kept it at bay until they grew out of it.
 

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I recently taught the 3 year old the concept of truth. Then the other day she went potty but I didn't hear the sink run...

"Did you wash your hands?"

"yes"

"Is that the truth?"

"i'll tell you the truth tomorrow"
 

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