Before you need an “adult timeout”, try sharing what is challenging you (tantrums, biting, sleep habits, diet, discipline, etc. ) with the group and let others share what they do for those same situations!
I didn’t want to call this an “Advice” section, because I feel that it is more of a “Sharing Experiences with Others” page or a “What do you do when..!” page. We don’t know what you have been through, or how you do things to be able to give you advice. Only you know what you are comfortable doing. BUT..we can share what works for us and you can see if that fits your lifestyle or not. This group has moms, dad, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and professionals with great ideas and tips they have tried and work for them.
1) You are not alone!
As we raise children, we experience different challenges with discipline, social matters, behaviors, and just growing up. Sometimes we don’t realize that others are experiencing the exact same things. I sometimes feel that after we realize the fact that we are not alone, it makes it easier for us to find a new solution that works.
2) Share your situation.
So here’s a place to share a particular situation that you are currently experiencing and want to hear how others handle it. Add a comment below about what’s challenging you…. for example: “My son only throws tantrums at the grocery store.” or “My daughter has gotten in trouble at the daycare for hitting others, and I have tried time out, but she’s still hitting.” (You don’t need to leave your real name or email if you don’t want to.) :)
3) I’ll post and others can share their 2 cents.
I’ll share these situations in a post with the group and then open up for comments so that others might share their own take on the situation. Now do you see why I called this the “Sharing :)” section of the blog?
4) You ROCK!
Again, just remember that you are doing the best job that you can do at being YOU. No one else can do that any better than you.