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    I know some of you are getting ready to hit the preschool stage with 3-6 yo. I have hit the 7-10 yo stage of development. I really liked this article about listening. It provides some great information on cognitive development and your child's ability to listen to you. It also provides some good tips. I know it was helpful for me to read it today since my 7 yo decided to go play with his toys and turn on the TV twice despite our instructions that he had to get completely ready for school first. AAAHHHH!

    http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/ar...jsp?id=3756358

    Now, I just need to find something about my toddlers. The temper tantrums were so bad last night, we just put them to bed without the usual routine. I have never experienced such screaming and body stiffening, and I have already been through this stage with my DS! My hubby and I both hit our wall with patience. Wow! We have no clue what they wanted. They refused to sign, point, or use words to tell us, so either they didn't have the words or they were so frustrated they could not put it all together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melnzai View Post
    Now, I just need to find something about my toddlers. The temper tantrums were so bad last night, we just put them to bed without the usual routine. I have never experienced such screaming and body stiffening, and I have already been through this stage with my DS! My hubby and I both hit our wall with patience. Wow! We have no clue what they wanted. They refused to sign, point, or use words to tell us, so either they didn't have the words or they were so frustrated they could not put it all together.
    I actually just posted something about this on my birth board. Last night, Ali was a hot mess so she was whining and carrying on and throwing a fit. So both of our dogs decided that they needed to whine and carry on too. It was just ridiculous. The whole house was filled with whining. So I had a glass of...wine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a's girl View Post
    I actually just posted something about this on my birth board. Last night, Ali was a hot mess so she was whining and carrying on and throwing a fit. So both of our dogs decided that they needed to whine and carry on too. It was just ridiculous. The whole house was filled with whining. So I had a glass of...wine.

    Ha, ha! Love it! Good coping skills, right there! :rofl:

    Melanie- Thanks for the article. If only they covered Husbands too.

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    I could definitely use one for toddlers. Jordan does communicate well for a 16 month old but there are still times where she just doesn't understand what I am saying! Well, either that, or she just doesn't care that she shouldn't run across the couch because she is going to fall off and hurt herself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayla1981 View Post
    I could definitely use one for toddlers. Jordan does communicate well for a 16 month old but there are still times where she just doesn't understand what I am saying! Well, either that, or she just doesn't care that she shouldn't run across the couch because she is going to fall off and hurt herself.
    HA! I think she understands what you are saying, but does not have the planning ability or the experience to realize the danger. All she thinks is, "Wow! This is so much fun!"
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    Thanks for sharing this article, Melanie. Just opened it up and am going to take a look at it with my coffee in a few! I'm with Amber though, too bad it doesn't include dh's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavender444 View Post
    Ha, ha! Love it! Good coping skills, right there! :rofl:

    Melanie- Thanks for the article. If only they covered Husbands too.
    THank you Melanie.

    Lol, Amber, your comment made me laugh. The last line of the article was something about catching them being good and I was going to comment that this is so true for boys, of any age. I used to be over the top with boys in my class when they did something good, and I'd be amazed at how well they responded. If I'd do the same to girls I my classes, they would look at me like I was crazy. But sometimes I do the same with DH and he eats it up like a school child. Men are seriously the same as boys
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    Quote Originally Posted by kris10gal View Post
    THank you Melanie.

    Lol, Amber, your comment made me laugh. The last line of the article was something about catching them being good and I was going to comment that this is so true for boys, of any age. I used to be over the top with boys in my class when they did something good, and I'd be amazed at how well they responded. If I'd do the same to girls I my classes, they would look at me like I was crazy. But sometimes I do the same with DH and he eats it up like a school child. Men are seriously the same as boys
    Ha! Isn't that the truth? Yes, we do our best to catch DS doing something good because that is really how he learns what we want from him. I can tell him a thousand times not to do something, but that doesn't really teach him what I want him to do. Plus, the look on his face when I tell him something good is just priceless. We all thrive on positive feedback. Maybe girls just aren't used to receiving it as much or we are programmed to disregard it, I don't know.
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