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March 13th, 2013, 06:08 AM
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I think a lot of moms experience stages with their children that they feel helpless about. They try everything, and nothing seems to improve. It might be that the child keeps running off or that they aren't sleeping well at night or that they refuse to eat healthy foods. If other moms who are going through that are anything like me, during that time they can feel helpless and/or like a failure. It's probably not an easy time for the parent OR the child. But you know what's amazing? Eventually, those phases DO pass, and you don't even realize that they are gone right away. Sometimes months might pass before you think, "Wow, xyz hasn't happened in a long time now!" and you can't even remember the moment it stopped or why.

Have you ever experienced that? If so, what was that one thing you thought your kid would NEVER stop doing that one day, they just stopped, and maybe you didn't even notice at first that that stage had come to an end?
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March 13th, 2013, 06:36 AM
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Throwing food on the floor and on the dog. It lasted for months and I didn't notice when it stopped.

Sleep was something I definitely noticed.
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March 13th, 2013, 10:40 AM
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I wish this struggling every time I change her would stop!
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March 13th, 2013, 01:10 PM
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Bedtime has definitely improved. It was a slow progress, so I almost didn't notice. I think my husband switching to days was the biggest help. Getting both kids to bed on my own was very stressful, and his help has been invaluable.

Not listening to spoken requests like "shut the door" or "sit at the table" Don't know when that changed, but I think it was about a year ago. I'm glad too, I remember being really exhausted with acting everything out.
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March 13th, 2013, 10:36 PM
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Ash used to color on walls or random things like her toys and furniture. She stopped after a while. She also used to try to "help" me do laundry if she woke up before I did and stopped that too. She stopped biting and hitting, stopped chasing the cat around the house.. a lot of things have changed without my noticing! I should really realize that I am doing a good job and that phases pass. I get so stressed about them!
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March 15th, 2013, 10:59 PM
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I really only struggle with sleep. Other then that everything is really good. Drake is happy all the time, listens fairly well so no complaints really. I have not come to a clear solution to his sleeping issue, but I have noticed that he has good nights and bad nights, you can never really tell how his night is going to be so I just go with the flow and DH has been extremely supportive so I am not "struggling" anymore.
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March 20th, 2013, 12:35 PM
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Right now I am really struggling with Gabriel running away from us and not listening when we tell him to come back. I would love to know how to fix this problem since I am pregnant now. I don't have the energy to chase after a 2 1/2 year old down the sidewalk.
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March 20th, 2013, 03:07 PM
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I really struggle with getting Billy to eat. He used to eat tons of healthy items. Now, he barely does.
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March 20th, 2013, 10:34 PM
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I'm really struggling with the tantrums and constant whining and crying. It makes me crazy. Also she is so good for everyone else, they all say what an angel she is, yet at home with me alone she is starting to be bad. She throws herself on the floor and bangs her head, slaps at me, throws things.
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