Mommabird - posted on 02/22/2015 ( 14 moms have responded )
I will try and give enough info here so maybe someone is able to offer their best advice.
My husband and I have 6 children all together. But I'm stepmom to 17 mth old twin girls. We had them 2 full days a week until they were almost 15 mths. Now we have them every other wed-mon. They aren't identical..in fact they are opposite in almost every way. My concern is one of them listens well, doesn't whine or throw fits, content most of the time, adjusts to changes like bottle to cup..milk to juice or water..falls asleep by herself without us in the room. The other twin only listens to daddy, he says No and she stops the first time, I say No and she stands there waiting for me to look away and she does it again..watching and waiting for me to say something, she whines at my feet 75% of the time she's awake, she hates water but I give it to her because she's the one with allergies..and always sick. She cries at naptime and bedtime unless daddy's home and all he has to do is say sshh and lay down and she stops and goes to sleep. I can do exactly what he does to a T and it never works for me. My question is how do you break the cycle..how do I get her to listen to me...and how can I keep from being stressed the whole time there with me?
Pus. Dad is off work the first two days there here but works night shift the rest of the time there here. So basically I take care of them the majority of the time.