Britteny - posted on 02/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
I am 23 and have a 4 year old boy of my own and have 13 , 7, 4, 3 year old step children who recently moved in with us. Their mom moved out of state. How can i make them feel at home and how can i help my son with the changes. He has had a lot of changes this year, so have my stepchildren how can i establish some normalcy for them aside from routine? Also how can i help not have our house and the toys and everything else from being destroyed aside from time-outs and chore charts. I feel like i have been thrown into this without enough amor. My husband works graveyard hours and needs to sleep during the day i have a hard time finding a quiet activity that will hold their attension. I have a hard time getting them to be quiet at all. I can only allow them to play outside for a short time because it is so cold.
Any suggestions on how to help all my kids with these big changes and a peaceful and happy home?