"Sounds typical of a lot of what I experience when I work with kids today. They are so used to sitting and playing video games or whatever, that they dont adjust well to physical labor/exertion.
With my son I never really let him get started with…"
"We found an innovative solution. I told him if we go on the hike, there would be no complaining ... except by my right hand, who is a character in a lot of our play time (sort of a puppet, but I don't bother with a physical puppet), and…"
"Agreed. But this applies to everything you do with your kid. If you at any point cave to screaming and crying and throwing a fit... well now your kid learns that it's really just a matter of throwing a long and loud enough fit.
"My advice would be to not even treat it as a situation.
For most of human history, in most places, kids sleep in bed or on the floor with the parents, orin the same room.
My father slept in the same bed as his father until my dad was 12, with my…"
"I've seen some of this with my boys. One question is whether he is just verbally whining or physically dragging as well.
If he is just verbally complaining, then it may be a matter of teaching that there are times when it is appropriate…"
"Working with students for my entire professional career, I can assure you that co-sleeping or even same-room sleeping is not the healthiest setting for the developing child. Sleeping in the same room isn't a terrible thing, but it's not…"
"While I don't think co-sleeping will give you the rest you need. I see no problem with sleeping in the same room. Here is what we did.
Our son was in his stroller which had a param setting for the first few weeks. It let my…"