Avoiding Crisis

the terrible, tortuous, tumultuous, tantrum throwing twos

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nothing like starting off your week by being called to the principals office for a chat. okay, so it wasn’t the principals office to be exact and it wasn’t like I did anything wrong, but still, being asked to meet with the head of your son’s preschool, his teacher and the school psychologist is pretty darn close don’t you think.

No mother likes to hear that their child isn’t perfect, that he can be outright difficult to control and completely impossible to predict.

owen has never been “on schedule” with anything. He did roll over until after he learned to crawl and he didn’t crawl until he was almost a year old, which was also about the same time he got his first tooth. He sat all by himself at a pretty early age, but that’s about the only thing he did early. He didn’t walk until almost 18 months and he only just started to talk.

What makes this all seem really odd is that my 2 1/2 year old baby boy is the size of a 4 year old. He stands almost 100 centimeters tall and weighs 24 kilos.

My favorite suggestion that i heard this morning was when his teacher told me that I shouldn’t wake him up in the morning and just let him sleep in and bring him to school when he wakes. he wakes up at 6 am!

Sometimes I wonder if I should be reading more books on parenting and following a more set “plan” for raising my kids. Sure, if I have a question about something, I’ll see what others are saying about it, or

Written by nicolemarie

December 31, 2007 at 7:10 pm

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