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目標20:30消灯

最近Terrible TwoまっさかりのCica-mica

昨日の朝は、差し出した全てのシャツとズボンを拒否し、最後の選んだのは青いシャツとオレンジのズボン。そのくせ、相方がシャツとズボンをはいていないと、「ズボン、シャツ」と強要。

ここ数週間、就寝が23時ごろになっていたcica-mica。これではいかんと(私たちの体が持たない、メールする時間がない、翌朝起きられない)、チャイルドケアーのダイレクターにアドバイスを求め、かつ、お昼寝を短くしてもらうよう要請。結果、変わらず。

でも、私たちが、そのアドバイスによって、ちょっと気楽になったので、感謝です。そのアドバイスとは、

I believe she is testing her limits with you, Children in her age group all do this in regard to sleep, eating, the clothes you want them to wear and what food they want to eat. That is why everyone refers to the terrible two's; this is only because the children do not know the reason why the parents keep on wanting to make decisions for them when they feel they can do better for themselves.

In her case I am sure she does enjoy staying awake until late and does not understand why you would like her to go to
sleep.  In her case she will not understand the reason that this will make her tired in the morning, so the solution is to simply establish a routine in the evening and stick with it. Your wife has asked us to reduce her sleeping time here and we will do our best to comply with this request but often children behaviour is different at home no matter what they do at daycare. 

To be a parent is not an easy task in my personal life it has helped me to know what is the definition of spoiling a child and what I learned is: "A parent should comply with a child request only if he agrees with and no other reason" but often the love I have for my daughter has made me do things for her that I not always wanted to do.

Please take in consideration that often when children have a growth spurn the children muscles are growing and this causes restlessness.  In few weeks everything will return to normality, she might be a bit displeased if you try to make her go to bed at 8:30 but in a long run this will make her feel secure and loved. Try giving her a warm bath and a cup of milk sometimes it helps.

Good luck

ね、ちょっと気持ち楽になったでしょ。あと同僚にToddler Tamingと言う本を薦められ、本屋さんに注文したところ。

cica-micaは何をしているかというと、ジャンプ、歌、ダンス、パズル、本読み、です。合間にしまじろうのDVD。最近は目標の消灯時間の1時間前には家のすべての電気を消して、真っ暗にしてその体制に入るものの、自分で勝手に部屋を脱走し、暗闇で本まで読む始末。それでも、昨晩は21:50、その前日は22:00、その前の日は22:20.ちょっとずつ進歩。

全国の、いや全世界の2歳児をお持ちの苦労している方々、頑張りましょう。

09010854r

近のcica-mica。ごまことエボニー大好き。本とはジャンプしたいからどいて、go-awayと言ってるところだけど。

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