Posts tagged "sleeping through the night"

When to tell your child about plans

Amelia was dressed and ready for her swimming class at 6:30AM. Her lesson didn't start until 9:15AM.
Friday 8PM Chicago, IL Mama:”You have to go to bed Amelia because tomorrow we have swimming class!” Amelia: “I want to go to swimming class.” Mama: “That’s tomorrow, when the sun comes out. Now you have to go to bed and sleep through the night.” Do you know how many times I’ve made this mistake?... Read more »

Reward or bribe

I was so excited when she slept through the night on  Monday that I went to Target on Tuesday and bought all the Princess and Dora stuff on sale for a $1. I was getting ready for a week of rewards until the nanny's statement. Now the bag is in my trunk ready for future reward opportunities and/or a long flight to PR.
“If you want a popsicle, you have to finish your dinner first”. “If you want to watch TV, you need to brush your teeth first”. I find myself repeating these sentences almost every day in order to get my 3 year old to do as I tell her. If you’ve ever had a toddler or... Read more »