"Our twins are one year old, but they are still waking up a lot at night, and it usually falls to me to deal with them. What can I do before I go out of my mind with sleep deprivation?"
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Many women worry about leaving their older child when they go to the hospital to give birth to their baby. It doesn't help that labor is by definition unpredictable in both timing and length, making it even harder to prepare a child who is often little more than a baby himself.
Your six-month-old is happily gurgling in his bouncy seat on the floor of the family room, mouthing his rattle. Your two-year-old is playing with his cars nearby. You've just entered the kitchen to get dinner started, when the baby's wails signal that once again, your two-year-old has grabbed the baby's rattle and whacked him with it.
Strong willed children can be a challenge to parent when they're young, but if sensitively parented, they become terrific teens and young adults. They're self-motivated and directed, they go after what they want, and they are fairly impervious to peer pressure.
So she's off to school every morning now, like a big kid. But instead of the exuberance you expected, you find many days -- especially Monday -- starting with tears, or maybe a tummy-ache. Don't worry, it's not unusual for kids to need a little extra help adjusting to the start of school. What can you do?
Of course, the number one thing every child needs is love. But let's assume you adore your preschooler. What's the top ten list to help him thrive? Kids this age need guidance and limits, but remember that their brains are still developing. They get flooded with emotion very easily.
It's obvious that the less displaced your older child feels by the new baby, the less jealousy she'll suffer. One way for her to feel secure in her role in the family is invite her to join the "home team" along with the parents.
Feeling a little stressed? Struggling to keep all the balls in the air? Here are some of the "sanity savers" that I learned from master jugglers -- women who were balancing work and family -- tips for staying sane when you're struggling to juggle your working life with the rest of your life.
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