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Wed, 05-21-2014 - 8:41am

Whose birthday is next in your home and how do you plan to celebrate/do you celebrate it

Have you ever pulled an all nighter

What's the best advice you've gotten about parenting and who did it come from

 

 

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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 2:13pm

The first Fourth of July after our cat's death (4 years ago already!) it was my kids that remembered his birthday as we were watching fireworks and all of a sudden they got sad and started crying, When I asked why they said they were remembering Indy... Pets really are like family. 

 

 

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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 3:37pm

Each one of my kids were born after their due dates.  By the time DS was born we were down to just two days late, Lol. 

My dd was born on her due date and my ds's original due date was a day before he was born. They first said the 23rd, then the 31st and he was born on the 24th. 

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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 4:10pm

Each one of my kids were born after their due dates.  By the time DS was born we were down to just two days late, Lol. </p>[/quote]

Mine were all before theirs,  DD1, two weeks,  DD2, one week  and DD3,   5 days 

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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 5:13pm

Whose birthday is next in your home and how do you plan to celebrate/do you celebrate it?  It's my dd14's bday this summer.  I do not know the plans yet.  Our family will have dinner & cake.  She will get to do something with her friends, but her first idea was rejected by me.  This thread & posting about pet bdays reminded me that we just missed my dog Bella's Bday, I'm thinking she might be 4 now.  It's May 18, the same as my nephew & cousin.  My other dog's is Halloween, so that's easy to remember.  

Have you ever pulled an all nighter?  Not that I remember.

What's the best advice you've gotten about parenting and who did it come from?  Potty training advice from a pediatrician for my older dd.  I did what she suggested & dd was good to go, from that day on.  Boom.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 6:09am

Potty training advice from a pediatrician for my older dd.  I did what she suggested & dd was good to go, from that day on.  Boom.

What was the advice?

 

 

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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 1:13pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><em>Potty training advice from a pediatrician for my older dd.  I did what she suggested &amp; dd was good to go, from that day on.  Boom.</em></p><p>What was <em>the</em> advice?</p>

I don't remember exactly what she told me to say to my dd (who was 3), only the general idea. To tell her that this was her responsibiltiy to do this & that she could do it herself , that I had confidence in her--basically putting it on her to step up.  Apparently she had great analyzing skills because she just did...started going in the toilet & never needed a pull up after that.  Used them at night for awhile of course.  All the little incentive things didn't work.  

It really is important to realize that what works with one kid may not work for another.  

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 1:26pm

My dd went dry from the first night. She had more of a problem during the day as she would get too involved in what she was doing and have accidents. Ds took longer, which I was told is usually right with boys. 

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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 3:52pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;Potty training advice from a pediatrician for my older dd.  I did what she suggested &amp;amp; dd was good to go, from that day on.  Boom.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;What was &lt;em&gt;the&lt;/em&gt; advice?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I don't remember exactly what she told me to say to my dd (who was 3), only the general idea. To tell her that this was her responsibiltiy to do this &amp; that she could do it herself , that I had confidence in her--basically putting it on her to step up.  Apparently she had great analyzing skills because she just did...started going in the toilet &amp; never needed a pull up after that.  Used them at night for awhile of course.  All the little incentive things didn't work.  </p><p>It really is important to realize that what works with one kid may not work for another.  </p>

Ah, Alright.  I never really got potty advice with my kids, It probably required more patience than anything else. 

 

 

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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 3:54pm
I don't remember my kids ever wetting their beds either and the only reason I used pull ups was b/c preschool required it if a child wasn't "completely" potty trained.

 

 

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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 9:26pm

I didn't potty "train" any of my kids. Lol... they used the toilet when they were ready. One dat trained at 2.5, and night trained about six months later. One decided on his third birthday that he was done wearing diapers, never had an accident day or night. Two were close to their third birthdays, with one that had frequent night time accidents until kindy. And one day trained at two, and night trained within a few days of that.  The only time we used pull ups was overnight for our "older" child.  I have a theory that pull ups actually hinder potty training...