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PostPosted: Tue July 09, 2013 4:17 pm 
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Do we have a thread to discuss parenting issues? I think it would be kind of cool to have. I was just thinking of it today after my youngest (18 months) got back from the pediatrician. I love bouncing parenting tips or questions off others.
So to start, I have 3 kids - A boy (6) and 2 girls (2 1/2 and 1 1/2)

Question: How do I get my asshole 6yr old to stay in bed at night? He goes to bed at 8pm and will come out of his room until 11ish. I think he is mostly scared of the dark, but anyone have some tips?

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Do we have a thread to discuss parenting issues? I think it would be kind of cool to have. I was just thinking of it today after my youngest (18 months) got back from the pediatrician. I love bouncing parenting tips or questions off others.
So to start, I have 3 kids - A boy (6) and 2 girls (2 1/2 and 1 1/2)

Question: How do I get my asshole 6yr old to stay in bed at night? He goes to bed at 8pm and will come out of his room until 11ish. I think he is mostly scared of the dark, but anyone have some tips?

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elliseamos wrote:
HardTI wrote:
Do we have a thread to discuss parenting issues? I think it would be kind of cool to have. I was just thinking of it today after my youngest (18 months) got back from the pediatrician. I love bouncing parenting tips or questions off others.
So to start, I have 3 kids - A boy (6) and 2 girls (2 1/2 and 1 1/2)

Question: How do I get my asshole 6yr old to stay in bed at night? He goes to bed at 8pm and will come out of his room until 11ish. I think he is mostly scared of the dark, but anyone have some tips?

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Umm... night light? Also, alcohol.


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 Post subject: Re: RM'ers with kids.
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My kids are adults now :| 23 and 20.

Anyway, what does he do/say when he comes out of his room? 3 hours is a long time to not be able to get to sleep for a little guy. Does he get enough physical activity?

If you think he is really just afraid of the dark, obviously a nightlight can help, or a security item like a special blanket or toy, etc.

This is what first came to mind: Get him a 1 or 2 gallon fish tank with a light hood so he has light, a friend, and something to provide white noise as well as something to zone out on to maybe get to sleep earlier. And it's fun, he can learn responsibility for a pet.


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Bee Girl wrote:
My kids are adults now :| 23 and 20.

Anyway, what does he do/say when he comes out of his room? 3 hours is a long time to not be able to get to sleep for a little guy. Does he get enough physical activity?

If you think he is really just afraid of the dark, obviously a nightlight can help, or a security item like a special blanket or toy, etc.

This is what first came to mind: Get him a 1 or 2 gallon fish tank with a light hood so he has light, a friend, and something to provide white noise as well as something to zone out on to maybe get to sleep earlier. And it's fun, he can learn responsibility for a pet.

that's an awesome idea.

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you referred to your six-year old as an asshole.

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malice wrote:
Bee Girl wrote:
My kids are adults now :| 23 and 20.

Anyway, what does he do/say when he comes out of his room? 3 hours is a long time to not be able to get to sleep for a little guy. Does he get enough physical activity?

If you think he is really just afraid of the dark, obviously a nightlight can help, or a security item like a special blanket or toy, etc.

This is what first came to mind: Get him a 1 or 2 gallon fish tank with a light hood so he has light, a friend, and something to provide white noise as well as something to zone out on to maybe get to sleep earlier. And it's fun, he can learn responsibility for a pet.

that's an awesome idea.


Great idea! He really just comes up with any excuse he can just to be out of his room. He does get a lot of physical activity, so that's what makes me think he is afraid of the dark. He has a night light and we leave the hall light on right outside of his room until he is asleep. I'm almost tempted to move the 2 1/2 year old into his room with him. They shared a room until about 6 months ago.

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you referred to your six-year old as an asshole.


You'd sooo agree if you met him. Total asshole. This morning he woke me up by punching me right in nuts. lol

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Also, I have found that the later I let him stay up (as in allowed to hang out in the living room) the better he goes to bed. I just can't bring myself to let my 6 yr old have a 9:30-10PM bed time. My other kids get up around 6:30 so there's just no alone time. I guess that just comes with the territory though.

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elliseamos wrote:
HardTI wrote:
Do we have a thread to discuss parenting issues? I think it would be kind of cool to have. I was just thinking of it today after my youngest (18 months) got back from the pediatrician. I love bouncing parenting tips or questions off others.
So to start, I have 3 kids - A boy (6) and 2 girls (2 1/2 and 1 1/2)

Question: How do I get my asshole 6yr old to stay in bed at night? He goes to bed at 8pm and will come out of his room until 11ish. I think he is mostly scared of the dark, but anyone have some tips?

alcohol.

No, alcohol makes you a bad parent unless it's for yourself. For the kid, try Gravol or Nyquil for kids. They're medicines, using them makes you a good and proactive parent. Then liberally apply alcohol to yourself.


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 Post subject: Re: RM'ers with kids.
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Nearly all children are assholes. If you don't agree you either don't have kids, or are a liar.

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Set a bunch of these up outside of his door . . .

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Ive always found these effective.


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It's actually a very hard question to answer without a lot of information about how much exercise he's getting, what kind of TV or video games he has access to (and how much of his time is spent there), and what your bedtime procedures are.

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Set a bunch of these up outside of his door . . .

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It's actually a very hard question to answer without a lot of information about how much exercise he's getting, what kind of TV or video games he has access to (and how much of his time is spent there), and what your bedtime procedures are.



Man, routines are the best way to parent. My wife couldn't even talk my 5 year old in to staying awake to watch fireworks on the 4th.

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Ive always found these effective.


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McParadigm wrote:
It's actually a very hard question to answer without a lot of information about how much exercise he's getting, what kind of TV or video games he has access to (and how much of his time is spent there), and what your bedtime procedures are.



Man, routines are the best way to parent. My wife couldn't even talk my 5 year old in to staying awake to watch fireworks on the 4th.


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This thread is a great idea. :nice:


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