Hi guys. My name is Pete. I am a 43 year old married family man. I live outside of Philly. I was so glad to find this site. It's rare to find a place where men can be real men. I'm here to make…Continue
"My old man did that a few times with me (I'm sure that I begged him to let me since mom always made me bathe in a bath). All I can say is that in the mind of a young child who see's his/her father naked, they will always think their father…"
"I did that with my son and daughter, too, when they were small. Now-a-days there are rare times when my son is showering and I am shaving and we swap stations when finished. My wife does the same with my daughter.
We go to the fitness center…"
"A shower might be a bit much for these senses for a two year old. You can see how he reacts. I might wait awhile before introducing him to the shower. As to being in there with hi, I think it is only safe. Two just seems young. We often try to rush…"
"I realize this thread is almost 3 years old, and I'm wondering how things had progressed, Peter. How is your relationship w/ your son?
Because the guy who replaced the faucets in our shower did such a crappy job, it's just easier to…"
"Go for it. I posed the same question on a different group's page. I have an almost 4 year old. We shower together a few times a week. He is comfortable in the shower though does not like the spray of water, so he stands…"
"I use college memorabilia. Great reminders of some of the best years of our lives. It can include diplomas, sports souvenirs, art work, music, photos, etc. The possibilities are endless. You can use memorabilia from your own college or from colleges…"
Hey Peter, Here's a hearty West Texas welcome to AoM. There are plenty of topics and discussions you will enjoy. But don't forget to read Brett McKay's articles, they are full of information and fun facts.
"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…"