Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's Bedtime (whoo hoo) and Questions...

I appreciate everyday with my kids.
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I know that I am blessed to have them in my life.
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However, there are days when bedtime is my favorite time of the day.
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Today is one of those days.
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A few questions for all of you wise parents out there...

1. How do you keep a child from being SO clumsy. One child of mine gets hurts many, many times a day....everyday. For example, tonight as we were walking to the car after church, she ran straight into a handicap sign...with her face. I feel so bad for her each time she gets hurt, but honestly, it is exhausting.

2. How do you get a child to accept disappointments in stride instead of acting like it is the end of the world?

3. For adoptive moms...a child of mine has started hugging a lot of people (within the last week or so)...some she knows well and others she doesn't know well. This child is REALLY sweet so it makes sense that she is a hugger, but it just seems weird that she has been doing it so much lately. You know those books they have you read before adopting...they are great, but it sure makes you over think situations sometimes :o) Should I be concerned or not?

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5 comments:

Dan said...

Emma falls even when she is standing still...so I feel your pain. :)

Renee said...

If the hugging everyone start NOW and not at close to placement, I would say don't stress it. Maybe it's just a phase. :)

QuackenBaby said...

We require our girls to ask us before they are allowed to hug other people. Then we ask the other person if it would be ok. This avoids hugging of strangers. Yesterday my RAD 6 yr old learned to crochet in the waiting room at Therapy while I was talking privately to her therapist. She learned this new skill from a complete stranger. So we won't be leaving her in the waiting room from now on!

Jason and Erin said...

Yikes. I have no idea. My kids scream and crawl onto my shoulders if a stranger even enters the room. Opposite problem here...

Heather M. said...

Well, wise...not sure I qualify! LOL! But, I'll give it a go! The clumsy part...I wouldn't worry too much, but it might be worth mentioning at her next pediatrician visit...they can be wise (sometimes :) Hugging...my boys didn't develop a sense of stranger danger 'til they started watching America's Most Wanted with the DH last year (age 9)...up until then, they did not have any fear of strangers (no real "gut" about those things) Now they do...sometimes it just takes a little maturity. I worried about it too, but I'm a "worrier", so I don't think I'm the best person to ask about that!!! A Crossroads on today's post...hmmmm...now, that worries me! Do explain! Prayers that all is well...