Firebird - posted on 06/09/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
I am going to be taking in a friend's 2 daughters (3 and nearly 7) for 2 weeks - 2 months over the summer. These children have no discipline at home, they basically do whatever they want, so staying at my house for an extended period of time is going to be a huge change for them. They're only used to being here for a few days at a time.
I need some advise on how I can make the transition a little less difficult for them and myself lol. They usually listen to me very well, but they do have their moments when they're quite defiant. I'm sure after the first few days, they're going to have a very hard time adjusting to this new situation, especially since they won't have their dad with them like they normally do.
If any of you have any suggestions as to how I can ease them into having real rules, and making their time without dad a little easier, I'd appreciate them. Thanks.