27 minutes ago
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Blake turns two in a few weeks and ALL of the sudden we have encountered new territory. He has fought to go to bed...when before we would rock him for two min. and he would tell us "night night momma" He has now started to throw tantrums. I know it's normal and part of learning for a child to control themselves, but again new territory for us as parents.
We have decided a few things since we have encountered these new happenings with Blake.
1) Bedtime is now 8:30 instead of 8. We read a few books before bed instead of snuggling in bed watching TV. Nap time is also moved a half hour ahead to 1:45 instead of 2:15. With these changes...he has gone to bed a bit smoother for us. It wasn't easy at first and he cried for 15 -20 min the first three nights...but now he has adjusted to the changes.
2) Throwing tantrums...we put him in a safe place and we let him do his deal and remind him mommy and daddy are ready to talk to him when he stops.
With Blake changing...our routines change...and hopefully mommy and daddy can be in tuned to the Lord and have wisdom in how to deal with the new happenings of a two year old!