Teaching seven year old independence
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|Fri, 04-06-2012 - 3:08pm|
Hi I am new here..I have 2 boys Jesse 7 (first grade) and Tucker 4 (preschool)...both either waant me to play 24/7 or must at play in the same room as me constantly...I love them both dearly but I too need space and would love for them to run off once in awhile and go play.....we have a huge play area in our basement that is like wasted space... they go down get a toy and bring it upstairs...I can't watch TV listen to music during the day or have company over because my boys are constantly playing Gi Joes or other very noisy toys upstairs...my husband works nites and sleeps days so I am constantly worried they will wake him up...we had a playdate today and I was not even able to visit with the other mom because the boys insisted on playing with their toys rite in my living room...I really need to find a happy medium with them...I don't mind them playing upstairs at all but I just think certain toys belong in the playroom.....so I tried this and then they just act bored and whine and the toys (that they love and spent so much money on.) so I moved the toys around because everything seems to end upstairs anyhow.....so I am I being unreasonable asking them to play down stairs in their huge playroom for atleast a portion of the day? at least play down their when you want to play with your big noisy toys down their and do coloring and puzzles or quiet toys upstairs....any suggestions befor I loose my mind.