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First: all people are different and have different needs. Do not use the needs of one person to determine the needs of another. What is going on in your child's mind and emotions is unique to her. Some may tell you that you are being manipulated, but I would say that child needs a lot of touch, and close connections with her parents especially before going ...


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Simple answer, no there isn't a better or worse time in general. Each child is different and is going to need different amounts of time. But if you think about it, a great many children don't see one of their parents during the week very much. I work a typical office job (8-5) but if there's a late night, which happens in the professional world, I don't get ...


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Based on my experience as a military kid, my husband's experience as a military dad, and my experience as a foster parent, the biggest factor is how the limited schedule is presented to the kids. For smaller children, like your daughter, they tend to quickly adapt to the new normal, as long as the parents are satisfied with the way things are, and are ...


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Well, I can talk to you from my experience with my oldest child. I got pregnant at the university, and her father was 400 km away because he was at university too. Her first three year she only saw him like two times a month, two days each. She is now almost 6 years old, and love him so much. But the relationship with me it's better, because we spend a lot ...


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My little sister's a bit older so wouldn't go for the tape on the window or monster spray. But she loves Disney princesses- particularly Mulan. I showed her how the family lit incense in their shrine while praying to appease the ancestors. I let her know lighting incense is an actual thing people do to stop harmful ghosts. She's happy with this as because ...


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Consistency is everything. I have 3 children 10, 7, 5 and bedtime is still difficult. The youngest 2 really feed of each other and used to share a room. They no longer do - which has helped. I'm not really big on that point, I believe a family can adapt to any situation with consistent expectations that are enforced. First you come up with your ...


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Our kids (5 and 7) have their own rooms but dislike sleeping alone. Our recent solution has been to allow "sleepovers" that can be canceled if there are fights, or if one child keeps the other awake. Assuming the new sibling hasn't arrived yet, this is a solution you can try for at least a little while. For our kids, the desire to not sleep alone is a ...


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I've got two children almost the same age (4 and 2.4), so I feel your pain. We also have them share a room. We have one parent take both to bed, though it varies which parent, as well. What works for us is to take the children to bed at the same time, excepting unusual circumstances (where one child is tired early). We've been doing this since the first ...


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My seven-year old (boy) is the same --and I was the exact same myself as a kid. My biggest piece of advice would be to not do the second dinner. A full stomach makes it harder to sleep, and no child who gets three meals a day is starving. For my son (and myself) plenty of exercise is a huge key to good sleep, preferably throughout the day, but right before ...



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