Milestone stages...all at the same time
June 9, 2009 8:34am CST
Well, it's happened. All three of my girls have hit milestone stages at the same time. My 12 year old is the know it all, my 6 year old is the tattle tale and my 1 1/2 year old is the clingy, whiny, cry about everything, learning to walk and throw tantrums girl (that's a category, right?) I have already gone into my problems with my oldest on a previous post today. My second child like I said has become a tattle tale, not to mention that she plays her father and I off on each other. She's becoming quite manipulative. She also has this annoying habit of telling me her every move, from going to the bathroom to telling me what she's going to wear today. My 1 1/2 year old is probably the one that is driving me the most crazy right now. She's learning to walk, throws temper tantrums, is clingy, whiny and temperamental. Lucky me, huh ;) My husband feels that since I am home with them all day, that this is my job and I should be able to deal with it. Just so you know, I tell my husband off quite a bit :P I don't really have a problem, guess I just needed to vent. Thanks for listening and if you want to offer any advice or comments, I'm always willing to try something.
• United States
9 Jun 09
You sure have your hands full don't you. All children have reached an age where you have to deal with them differently and they are all challenging in their own right. As for me I have a five year old boy and it is just him. I wouldn't say that he is spoiled of course I don't have the means to do that anyway! I am not sure the type of advice I could give you when it comes to the older one but the younger ones sound like my son. It seems that there are certain stages that each child will go through at different times in their lives and we need to be patient and deal with them accordingly. I think that children are the greatest testers of parents. I am a testimony to it. Remember that children just don't come with a handbook. There are just going to be challenges throughout time that all parents are probably going to go through. You might get some more advice on this and then there are also some sites you might be able to go to on line to get some more information. Best of luck to you.
• United States
10 Jun 09
That would be pretty convenient to have a hand book. But it just does not work that way. All we can do is just try our best and be good role models for our children. We are going to make mistakes because we are only human. Our children will love us no matter what. Thanks for best response.