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Your baby, 32 months


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32 months old Getting your child to listen and follow the rules can be a challenge. It is easy for your child to follow directions, but you must set rules and establish consequences for misbehaving. Explain your rules quickly and precisely. All rules should be clear and specific. If you tell your child not to jump on your bed, make sure he knows that he can not jump on any of the beds. The rules you set need to be consistent and should be followed by everyone else in the house. Be an example for your child to follow. If your child can not walk in the house with shoes on, neither should you. When setting rules, consider your child's age and abilities. Some rules are not feasible for a two year old to live by. You can not expect your two year old to put his toys away each time without being reminded to do so. Do not make too many rules-children will forget what is acceptable and what is not. Repeat the rules often. Because toddlers have a short attention span and tend to forget things easily, you need to remind him of the rules often.

You might notice that your child seems shy all of a sudden. Most two and three year olds are shy around other children and even some adults. Some children are more shy around adults than other children. Rather than looking for a cure for her shyness, help your child feel comfortable around other people. Do not label your child as `shy` when talking to her or when talking with other people. Calling her shy will make her accept it as a fact and she will not want to socialize with other people. Encourage your child to participate in activities that involve other children and adults. Do not push her if she does not want to. Invite one or two children over to your house, where she is comfortable, and have a play date for a couple of hours. When people talk to your child and she does respond, simply speak for your toddler. This may set the stage for your child and she might participate in the conversation.

Children tend to be bossy at this age. Your child sees himself as the most important person in the world and thinks that things are supposed to revolve around what he wants at all times. You can discourage this normal behavior by treating him as you want him to treat others. Try not to sound bossy towards him and give him adequate attention. Do not respond when your child is rude. Make him say please and thank you and do not give in to direct commands from your child. Give your child responsibilities and some control over less important things throughout the day. This should in turn make your child feel good about himself and lessen the need for so much control over others.

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rls-lovemyfourbabies - Tuesday, 25 Mar
We had parents evening last night, both girls doing well. Tabs is ahead on all her areas and seems more settled and the best news ever is Tilly has caught up to low average on her reading instead of 'behind', the teacher said she has worked so hard and never gives up, she makes me so proud. She's also a little mother hen and has been looking after all the new children, she's so cute!

rls-lovemyfourbabies - Tuesday, 25 Mar
So pleased M seems happier :-). Lil I thought you were way prettier than your sister too, almost posted that comment on FB!! 😉

mybabysuprise - Tuesday, 25 Mar
Lol City. RlS, that still sounds awesome to me. Rubes, glad you got in. M is doing sooo much better in school this week. For the first time ever he is telling me what he did at school and ever day he brings his class work hime for me to see. He seems much happier.

citymammy - Tuesday, 25 Mar
I'm just glad we have such smart people here. Mybaby lol I thought lilmum was prettier than her sister but was too frightened to say it. Miaow! shhhhhhh don't tell. Looks are not everything though :)

rubes - Tuesday, 25 Mar
Rls it sounds like hard work. U must know a lot about ur field! Maybe u could work freelance for a sciency webzine?

rls-lovemyfourbabies - Tuesday, 25 Mar
I write funding bids mybaby. It's nothing that will ever get published and is only ever read by confidential evaluators in order to try and win grants for my company. But a bid is a bit like a story or a business plan. I enjoy it and it means I get to work with lots if cool and clever people, even if my deadlines require working 22 hr days sometimes!! I'd like to write professionally one day, and may look into science writing or editoring one day.

mybabysuprise - Tuesday, 25 Mar
Rubes, that is exciting and RLS is correct. You should find something you love then figure out what it takes to do that. If it is musuems, then you could intern at a musuem for awhile while in school to see if its what you want so you can get a different degree if you don't like it. I picked what I do because I was good at it and it is a field that doesn't require I work on holidays. However, it isn't as highly paid as if I worked on mergers and aquisitions which bores me. Forget net moms, we love you here.city, have you tried any group sessions? You might be able to find new friends there that have situations similar to your that would help you get through this. I know you are let down because your husband can't and won't change and your probably scared too and lonely. I was trying to think of how to help you. Lil, I literally started laughing when I saw your boobs in the pic on Facebook since you had posted about the shirt in here. You looked great but I knew how you felt about the boobs abd I said'there they are ' Honestly, you are much prettier then your sister. I'm going to guess she knows that so does her best to say and do things to make you feel bad about yourself like date D. RLS, I didn't realize you are a writer. That sounds like an awesome job. I'm a terrible teacher and not creative so I wouldn't be able to do something like that.

mybabysuprise - Tuesday, 25 Mar
Rubes, that is exciting and RLS is correct. You should find something you love then figure out what it takes to do that. If it is musuems, then you could intern at a musuem for awhile while in school to see if its what you want so you can get a different degree if you don't like it. I picked what I do because I was good at it and it is a field that doesn't require I work on holidays. However, it isn't as highly paid as if I worked on mergers and aquisitions which bores me. Forget net moms, we love you here.city, have you tried any group sessions? You might be able to find new friends there that have situations similar to your that would help you get through this. I know you are let down because your husband can't and won't change and your probably scared too and lonely. I was trying to think of how to help you. Lil, I literally started laughing when I saw your boobs in the pic on Facebook since you had posted about the shirt in here. You looked great but I knew how you felt about the boobs abd I said'there they are ' Honestly, you are much prettier then your sister. I'm going to guess she knows that so does her best to say and do things to make you feel bad about yourself like date D. RLS, I didn't realize you are a writer. That sounds like an awesome job. I'm a terrible teacher and not creative so I wouldn't be able to do something like that.

rubes - Tuesday, 25 Mar
Pheww they unbanned me! I was panicking for a while coz I've not been banned from a website in something like 8 yrs! It felt like a step back lol

rubes - Tuesday, 25 Mar
I got banned from netmums lol I had an account yrs ago and they're trying to say I use dual accounts when if they'd check only one is active. Basically, I lost my sign in deets and when I went to retrieve them my email wouldn't let me sign in either. I don't think netmums like me. Lol

rubes - Tuesday, 25 Mar
I know I didn't finish my childcare course but I had to cab it which was expensive and nursery nurses do longer he's and get paid less then bar staff, and my placement ruined my perception on childcare, made me more vigilant for As sake and I pulled L out her nursery, so I'm more careful now. L can't find a place before September n A may have to wait a yr on the register but no, childcare was not for me. I'm after a career, decently paid if not brilliantly paid, in a job I know I'll love.

rubes - Tuesday, 25 Mar
City, its understandable that u feel the way to u do. Its also understandable that A may act out, given the sudden changes. *** rls, according to the website , a BA in art and humanities (history) apparently open the door to legal work, civil service, education, paid charity positions, government, PA roles. It also means I can branch out at a later date if I so choose. My career dreams as a child was history teacher, museum curator, archeologist. Yes, I know its not like Indiana Jones lol and loads of ppl comment on how boring they sound but to me there's nothing more exciting then cataloguing items of antiquity or teaching kids about the past, which is just as important as maths, science or English but gets forgotten a lot for some reason.

rls-lovemyfourbabies - Monday, 24 Mar
Rubes - it's pretty easy to get student loans, what's harder is making sure it's money well spent. If your interested in a specific job then talk to a few people should have that job and see how they got there. I love English and words but did a science degree because I felt it was more viable as a career (I also live science), now I write about science and engineering - ok it's not a block buster novel but I get paid to craft a story, to guide a reader from problem to solution. Maybe think wider so that what ever you chose to do has a few viable career routes?

rls-lovemyfourbabies - Monday, 24 Mar
City - it's okay to feel crap about stuff, your going through some big stuff right now it's no wonder you feel do down and no wonder A is playing up. I feel so bad for you both, but keep strong and the sun will shine again.

rls-lovemyfourbabies - Monday, 24 Mar
Ellie is 26 now, she lives back where we grew up.

citymammy - Monday, 24 Mar
Oh no Rubes PMS, I must have had mine right around last week when my husband was arrested, perfect timing. I now have my period, so feeling slightly, and I mean just a tiny a bit better, still feeling shit and sorry for myself.

citymammy - Monday, 24 Mar
Is your husband's daughter an adult now Rls?

citymammy - Monday, 24 Mar
Most major UK banks offer student loans just walk in, yes you can get 2 to go on to masters. If I could turn back time I'd have done a degree that provides me with a profession, not music, the world today is ruthless out there and the economy pretty bad still,I guess if there were not enough well paid museum positions you could go into teaching with art/humanities - can you do that in the UK, major in one thing minor in another? Aside from curator a position I associate with museums a lot is fund raiser, which is related strongly to press/good writing/communication skills. A had a huge meltdown at a play center today, took me 45 mins to get him to leave, he's out of control, was so embarrassing and stressful, had to waste money on a car service home I didn't have. He's really acting out because of all this drama :( He was also off school today due to cold/asthma, thought it was a bad call as he perked up later so took him to play center, guess I was wrong, maybe he also still felt a bit rough. I can't wait to come to this page, or pick up the phone and have something positive to say, I'm sorry I'm so gloomy, I am so grateful for health, above all, but I am struggling right now with just coping with life, and everyday it's just I wake up in a panic and sad

rubes - Monday, 24 Mar
OK. I'm just gonna save money. Lol. I've waited this long to get my arse in gear, I can wait another 2 or 3 years.

rubes - Monday, 24 Mar
So, I'm planning this out, like intricately. The entire degree is just over £15,000. I can get a student loan I dont have to pay back unless I earn over £21,000 per annum. I doubt I will ever earn over £21,000 per annum. Is it worth it? I always swore I'd never get a student loan, but I really want this degree. I really want my dream job, and to do that, I NEED this degree and possibly a masters too. Can I get two student loans? Or just one? How does one get a student loan? It's an online course, my tutor will do conference call lectures maybe once a month or so, and L will be in full time school then, and A hopefully will have a nursery place, so I would have time to study and do my modules. It's the money, loan, debt that worry me.

rubes - Monday, 24 Mar
I applied for a degree in art and humanities. Online course. Its a BA Hons course and I'm gonna do what I always wanted to do: get a masters or doctorate and work in a museum. No shelf stacking for me. I'm worth more.

rubes - Monday, 24 Mar
Rls thanks for the card, it meant a lot. Really. :-) *** I'm having a really bad period this month: bad IBS and severe abdominal and back pain. Its so bad I have to zone out and meditate but obviously the kids aren't letting me which is making me more PMSy then normal.

rubes - Monday, 24 Mar
Sounds like fun, rls! How did u manage the hangover and a not sleeping seb ? Glad he slept better!

rls-lovemyfourbabies - Sunday, 23 Mar
No, not Ellie. T is friends with the groom, who used to be in the yr above me at school, they got friends years later in the pubs and through music and kept in touch. Seb slept through last night! First time in ages. Shame I have to be up at 6:30 to go to work!

citymammy - Sunday, 23 Mar
Oh no you were up with a toddler with a hangover too, nightmare, hope he sleeps tonight Rls! Wedding sounded fun, I saw a pic and thought it might have been your husband's daughter getting married?! :)

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