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    Quote Originally Posted by grevsmoker View Post
    I know the feeling. How old is she?
    She's grown up now[still at home though]but she was four and a half before she slept through the night and I needed eyes in my backside for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    She's grown up now[still at home though]but she was four and a half before she slept through the night and I needed eyes in my backside for years.
    I can't wait until they are bigger so I can have conversations with them.
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    Great thread this

    I have 4 kids, 2 girls age 26 and 17, and 2 boys age 23 and 20.

    We've had ups and downs of course. Youngest son was particularly difficult as a teenager, but he is the only one interested in football and of course a Liverpool supporter, so he's forgiven

    It's only the youngest daughter at home now and she has never given us a moment's worry unlike the other 3.

    The older 3 are all working and living independently and great people.

    When youngest daughter goes off to uni next year, that part of my life will change and I will miss having kids at home.
    Mind you, we've got a 7 year old granddaughter who keeps us busy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grevsmoker View Post
    I can't wait until they are bigger so I can have conversations with them.
    I've never had to worry about conversations with my daughter;she talks,I listen.
    It's even more exhausting than the escape attempt stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedByAgger View Post
    You might not want to let him see this...
    https://9to5toys.com/2017/07/25/radi...s-landspeeder/


    He has that as an RC car already :FP:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acumen View Post
    All of you are *idiots.
    *fertile

    Thanks, but that's weird to say outloud to us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geralion View Post
    Good for you. Its a tough job I'm sure but if you get results that's brilliant.
    Yeah it really is! Funny thing is though it is not the getting hit, bit, spat at and verbally abused that is the tough bit. It's when you get children that regress...most children we can help and the change they make is often incredible...enough to either go back to mainstream school or a specific specialist school! But occasionally you get one that is beyond us, and it is tough to take.
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    My little princess is 5 years old and still wanna squeeze with us on the same bed 😪

    Here in Singapore, we as parents always gotta play the "good cop and bad cop" and I'm always the bad one 😭

    One problem though, she always like to shake her head. And the reason she gives is her hair is too long!

    Experienced parents care to share how to help her stop this bad habit?

    Thanks alot 😊
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    Quote Originally Posted by aylesbyred View Post
    When my wife had our first child I looked at her in a completely different way, the respect increased tenfold when I saw her in childbirth.

    Kids are amazing, challenging, frustrating, wonderful all rolled into one and sometimes all that in the same day !

    Terrible twos are difficult, what you describe there especially - my eldest daughter is having the same with our grandaighter - oh and biting, she's got biting to try and work out.

    As my kids are 18,20 & 22 now they're my best mates, the pride at their achievements is huge, passing exams, driving tests, getting jobs, the challenge i found is when things go wrong, sharing my own experiences instead of dictating and just being there when **** happens has been more important for me than any advice i can give.

    There's no easy bit mate and sometimes its a thankless task especially as they hit teens - I'll not expand lol.

    The best thing I give and receive from mine is love.
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    I look after my nieces and nephews quite a bit, I love kids, I quite like it when they get to go home at the end of the day sometimes too , I dont know how some parents cope.

    Ive not got my own yet though not that I know about anyway !

    Hopefully I can have my own one day, just need to find a nice young lady willing to put up with a nutter !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red-And-Proud View Post
    Good post this.

    Kids need stability and love thats about it (feeding is useful too)...Everything else changes, there is no good or bad age, it is always hard work but also rewarding.

    I've just my 4th child, a little girl, the other 3 are boys so I am sure this one will be a completely different, well they have all been different really.

    I have a nice elderly chap who visit my office, he's retired, his kids have grown up and moved on and his wife still works- I guess he is just bored now..He told me something just after my daughter was born... "I worked everyday, every hour for my kids, to give them everything they need...but I look back now and its my biggest regret, because the one thing they didn't get was the one thing they might have needed the most, my attention, my time, quality time together...I didn't really know them and they didn't really know me..."

    It's something that hit home, I work all day everyday to provide for them, but I am now starting to think I should spend more time with them because I can always get money back but I can't back the time that they grow...And it really does go so quick.

    I find kids interest a bit boring, well of course as a grown up, but take time to find something they enjoy doing and take part in it, wether you like it or not, its for them, but I get something else out of it.

    I could ramble on for hours about this, there is no right way or wrong way of parenting, only the good way, which is 50% heart and 50% mind.
    Try to guide them, not push them, encourage them but don't shield them for reality, teach them how to value their possesions through hard work and care, but also teach them to value the things that come free in life, love, integrity, kindness.

    I am cliched out, but I mean it all.
    Absolutely brilliant post mate !
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDilkington View Post
    I look after my nieces and nephews quite a bit, I love kids, I quite like it when they get to go home at the end of the day sometimes too , I dont know how some parents cope.

    Ive not got my own yet though not that I know about anyway !

    Hopefully I can have my own one day, just need to find a nice young lady willing to put up with a nutter !
    Let me know if you find one,hopefully she'll have a sister who's willing to put up with my son.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aylesbyred View Post
    When my wife had our first child I looked at her in a completely different way, the respect increased tenfold when I saw her in childbirth.

    Kids are amazing, challenging, frustrating, wonderful all rolled into one and sometimes all that in the same day !

    Terrible twos are difficult, what you describe there especially - my eldest daughter is having the same with our grandaighter - oh and biting, she's got biting to try and work out.

    As my kids are 18,20 & 22 now they're my best mates, the pride at their achievements is huge, passing exams, driving tests, getting jobs, the challenge i found is when things go wrong, sharing my own experiences instead of dictating and just being there when **** happens has been more important for me than any advice i can give.

    There's no easy bit mate and sometimes its a thankless task especially as they hit teens - I'll not expand lol.

    The best thing I give and receive from mine is love.
    Thanks for that mate. I like the idea of having my kids all quite close in age as yours are.

    I admire my girl no doubt for how she handled the birth, it was a distressing few of months for us in the hospital as he was born two months premature. I'll always be grateful to the fantastic nurses who brought him into the world and got him strong, everyday I appreciate his health.

    Terrible two's coming soon for me anyway so that should be fun! He's on schedule anyway to be absolute handful but I will cherish every moment
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    Thanks for the replies people, some nice stories and insight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Chris- View Post
    Mines is 19 months. Love her to pieces. But shes definitely 19 months going on 19 some days. Little strops and tantrums here and there, she definitely has her mums temper! But shes also great fun. She cracks me up, like when shes watching Zootropolis and the song comes on she will start dancing in a strange little way or the fact she absolutely loves ducks! Well she calls them "Duck Duck" when ever she see's one, or goes woof woof every time she see's a dog (makes watching secret life of pets interesting anyway!). She's my little mate, people say don't be friends with your kids but whats the point if your not going to have fun with them, obviously you need to discipline them when the time comes but I just want her to have fun and enjoy being a kid!
    Haha I can deffo relate to this mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Chris- View Post
    Mines is 19 months. Love her to pieces. But shes definitely 19 months going on 19 some days. Little strops and tantrums here and there, she definitely has her mums temper! But shes also great fun. She cracks me up, like when shes watching Zootropolis and the song comes on she will start dancing in a strange little way or the fact she absolutely loves ducks! Well she calls them "Duck Duck" when ever she see's one, or goes woof woof every time she see's a dog (makes watching secret life of pets interesting anyway!). She's my little mate, people say don't be friends with your kids but whats the point if your not going to have fun with them, obviously you need to discipline them when the time comes but I just want her to have fun and enjoy being a kid!
    It's blokes mate, we have a low mental age !

    I'm fortunate to be reliving my kids through my granddaughter who lives with us - she's two and a half.

    Your right about fun, that's a kids one and only job at that age
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfcstlouis View Post
    One is a girl, the other we can't see just yet. We have another sonagraph scheduled tomorrow, so hopefully it's a boy My wife wants 2 girls....

    My really good friend had twin boys about 9 months ago, but they live in Chicago about 5 hours from us, but are helping us prepare. We've seen some FB twins sites and such and agree with you that getting involved in them and having support/play dates etc is the way to go.

    Be careful what you wish for, I got our 6 year old into Star Wars last year, and he won't stop. He is constantly humming the 2 main theme songs, every waking moment... I almost hate Star Wars now.
    I hope that never happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    It's exhausting,my daughter's efforts to demolish the house left me in a heap on the floor most days.
    That's exactly what my missus says, I wish I could help more but I spend all week and some weekends working but appreciate everything she is doing. Her parents are a massive help in that regard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    Hehehe -

    On a personal level - kids wow -
    My 3 are more like friends now than anything else - the tantrums and competing with their friends when new stuff is over -
    my eldest is married now, and his wife is expecting their 2nd - up until last week I had my grand daughter ever monday afternoon and every other friday -
    Now thats a challenge Friday shopping with grand daughter and a disabled friend
    My middle one is in Oz now as a nurse
    And my youngest is off to Uni in September
    No trouble, all sorted and know what they want - which is a long way from 2003 - coz when my wife passed away I thought the family would disintegrate as she was the lynchpin....
    Mate, that's heartbreaking. I cant imagine what I would do in a similar position. Its good to see that they all seem to be in a great position despite that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eloader View Post
    Mate, that's heartbreaking. I cant imagine what I would do in a similar position. Its good to see that they all seem to be in a great position despite that.
    Thanks mate - the old adage - adapt and overcome springs to mind........... talk - listen - move forward.......
    Their needs came first, I put my life on hold to sort them out, job done now.... Just gotta buy all the stuff my youngest needs for Uni, next month...
    he needs this next bit, time for him to start out on his own, the other two are sorted....

    Then its about rebuilding me, and at the moment thats tough, coz I don't know what I want
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eloader View Post
    That's exactly what my missus says, I wish I could help more but I spend all week and some weekends working but appreciate everything she is doing. Her parents are a massive help in that regard.
    My in laws were always more than happy to take my son for a few hours but the only one that helped out with my daughter was my dad,she was too much for everyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    Thanks mate - the old adage - adapt and overcome springs to mind........... talk - listen - move forward.......
    Their needs came first, I put my life on hold to sort them out, job done now.... Just gotta buy all the stuff my youngest needs for Uni, next month...
    he needs this next bit, time for him to start out on his own, the other two are sorted....

    Then its about rebuilding me, and at the moment thats tough, coz I don't know what I want
    Looks like you done a good job for them so far, as far as what you do going forward, I suggest a damn good holiday in the sun for starters.
    Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eloader View Post
    Looks like you done a good job for them so far, as far as what you do going forward, I suggest a damn good holiday in the sun for starters.
    Best sort my passport out - I let it expire
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    Best sort my passport out - I let it expire
    Wait a bit Ron and you will get issued with a good old British Passport.



    Kudos to you as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    Hehehe -

    On a personal level - kids wow -
    My 3 are more like friends now than anything else - the tantrums and competing with their friends when new stuff is over -
    my eldest is married now, and his wife is expecting their 2nd - up until last week I had my grand daughter ever monday afternoon and every other friday -
    Now thats a challenge Friday shopping with grand daughter and a disabled friend
    My middle one is in Oz now as a nurse
    And my youngest is off to Uni in September
    No trouble, all sorted and know what they want - which is a long way from 2003 - coz when my wife passed away I thought the family would disintegrate as she was the lynchpin....
    ah mate i missed this post

    god bless you mate, good to have a solid family
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    Quote Originally Posted by aylesbyred View Post
    ah mate i missed this post

    god bless you mate, good to have a solid family
    Thanks Aylesbyred and Eloader -
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    May not work for others but worked for me.

    •when babys sleep dont keep quiet


    • perhaps they dont have to be in different room. They may sleep in moses basket in middle of the noise (even party)
    • stick with bed time routines when they are a bit older. Once u go there no coming out with excuses
    • bit older. Listen parents. Thats the rule but get fair explanation.
    •learn household task. No going to park before cleaning the mess (mostly the toys). Routines etc

    I think what they learn in early age kind of seem natural for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesku225 View Post
    May not work for others but worked for me.

    •when babys sleep dont keep quiet


    • perhaps they dont have to be in different room. They may sleep in moses basket in middle of the noise (even party)
    • stick with bed time routines when they are a bit older. Once u go there no coming out with excuses
    • bit older. Listen parents. Thats the rule but get fair explanation.
    •learn household task. No going to park before cleaning the mess (mostly the toys). Routines etc

    I think what they learn in early age kind of seem natural for them.
    Good points in there.
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    Threads like this with everyone boasting how happy they are make me feel a bit sick.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDilkington View Post
    Threads like this with everyone boasting how happy they are make me feel a bit sick.....
    Hey!! I'm not happy.
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