Ask me your (small) parenting questions, and I will select one for my studies!

@cyberfluf (5005)
Netherlands
November 23, 2009 2:25am CST
Hi everyone, For next wednesday I have an assignment coming up where I need to take a question from parents about parenting children age 0 to 18, and give an advice to help them manage the situation. It should be a question about slight, common problems like wetting the bed, troubles with potty training and things like that. However, I don't feel comfortable just picking something of the internet without asking the person in question in they are ok with it. That's where mylot kicks in . Does anyone have a story I could use? And if you like, I can tell you which advise I came up with. I am still in school though, so I don't have any diploma's or anything yet, and you should only take this advise as and advise from a friend or any random person at mylot. Any takers? .
4 responses
• United States
23 Nov 09
I can not get my three year old to go to bed at a normal hour. She will not sleep until about 2 in the morning and wakes up at 6. She is wearing me out!
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
23 Nov 09
That's a very good question. In addition, to give you a good advice it would be helpfull to know the ritual you use when you bring her to bed and which strategies you have allready tried. Thank you for responding!
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
23 Nov 09
Thank you so much for the detailed information Barbara. I hope I can come up with something usefull for you. It sounds like you have a handfull at the time being and as a mom you need a good nights rest. I'll keep you updated and thank you for sharing your story.
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
23 Nov 09
Just one last question. Does she sleep during the day or not anymore?
@riyasam (16578)
• India
23 Nov 09
parenting questions??i have hordes of it....and i dont have answers to certain ones,why do kids do the opposite of what they are told???
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
23 Nov 09
LOL, I said small parenting questions riyasam . That might be the murphy's law of parenting: "kids will allways do the exact opposite of what they are told to do". Depending on which theory you follow there are several explanations for this type of behaviour also referred to as reversed psychology. From now on, we need to tell our kids to do everything prohibited and they will listen just fine? . Basicly it's too big a question to tackle but if you can narrow it down to a specific situation I would be glad to give it a try.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Nov 09
LOLsometimes they make me tear my hair ,i guess GOD realised that we need more patience !!
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
26 Nov 09
LOL, you are right riyasam. Patience is they key to solving a lot of problems, not just parenting questions . The stress of the hectic world nowadays makes us less patient, everything needs to be quick. I guess some children wouldn't have trouble at all if they had a less hectic family; allthough I understand that if you want to keep your head up in modern day society it's hard to bring back the peace and quiet in your family life.
@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
23 Nov 09
Hi dear! One of my friend's daughter is very lazy, she gets up in time and barely manage to get ready for her school bus. How we can help reduce her laziness. We have already advised her but she does not improve.
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
23 Nov 09
Hi . May I ask how old her friend is? And does this only happen with chores, school, etc? Does she have things she like and is she sloppy with those things aswell or not? thanks for sharing!
@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
24 Nov 09
She is 15 years old and she shows her laziness in other activities too.
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
26 Nov 09
When striking puberity kids/young adults tend to show this kind of behaviour. To be honest, I haven't had much theory on older children yet and I will need to look further into the subject to give a worthwhile advise. I do have literature on the subject how to communicate with children in the age of 12 and 18 and that's the next block of training coming up. After that I will have practiced my skills and learned a lot of new theories. I'd best get back to you after I've managed to do so to give the best advise possible. Thanks!
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
23 Nov 09
Here is a question, which you can put on your list. For school beginners, they are supposed to learn by heart so many things. They might be laid down by the suddern shock. As a teacher or parent, how to encourage them they can do it?
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
23 Nov 09
Thank you, that is a very good question aswell. I'm not sure if it is in the area of expertise I am studying for, but I will do my best to see what information I have got on this and what kind of tips I might supply you with. Thank you for responding!