Found this thread and read thru from page one this morning. Really great stuff here.
My daughter is 15 and in hindsight one of the best things my wife did was reading to her from day one. She developed great reading habits from this, an excellent vocabulary and has great comprehension. All major benefits to her in school and for life.
My deficit has been missing family time from traveling too much.
My wife has been the starting pitcher. She goes 7 or 8 inninngs and I come in for an inning or two. Being there and being involved is the best gift you can give to the family. I am working on it.
Parenting is using your head and your heart in equal parts. Too much of one and not enough of the other isn't wise. Seek a balance.
Originally Posted by gdl203
Thanks povar - much appreciated
On another note, quick show of hands: which of you guys had to do sleep training? What method did you use and at what age did you do it?
I don't know what sleep training is but when we had a newborn we read that babies thrive on consistent routine. The book taught us that by regulating the daytime feeding schedule it would create good sleep patterns. We diligently stuck to feeding at specific times and by the third day she was sleeping almost all the way thru the night. Eating at the exact same time made the difference in her sleeping.