lots of question

Amanda - posted on 12/25/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )




Hi ladies, I have like alot questions on my mind right now..lol.. 1. Tips for flying with a 2 yr old and a 1 yr from Germany to the states.

2. potty training a 2 yrs old boy. he goes sometimes.. idk what to do.. he doesnt care about the chart or getting a treat..

3. What should I be looking for in a pre-school. price etc. We are pcsing next dec and want to get a head start on things.


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Elizabeth - posted on 02/23/2009




He will potty train when HE is ready...With both of my boys, as soon as it was their idea, it happened. I still talked about it and stayed positive. You have to be careful about "punishing" around potty training. Lots of positive feed back helps, but with my oldest I had to back off on that as well. This can be a very stressful and overwhelming time for them. lol A lot is being expected of them....it can be a lot of pressure. He's not going to college wearing a diaper. You do need to look a little harder for a preschool if he is not potty trained. A lot of preschools require potty training. And as far as flying to Germany with two little babies...I'm praying for you. Make sure YOU have lots of rest and have stored up a lot of patience. That is a long flight for an adult. Snacks are good too:)

Mary - posted on 12/31/2008




Hello. Flying with kids can be tricky. When we flew back to the States from Japan, our son was 6 months old. We did all that we could to keep him occupied as if nothing was out of the ordinary. I am hoping you are flying with another adult, because you will need all the hands you can get to help out. Bring their FAVORITE things like a blanket or stuffed animal and make sure you pack food that they will eat. I would also suggest reading books to them about airplanes and making it a big adventure for them.

For potty training.... don't worry about it just yet. Kids very on everything and when they are ready to potty train, they will. My son decided one night just before he turned 3 that he was ready to be done with diapers. WIth you transitioning, it may take your son a bit more time to get the hang of things because he will want to do what he is comfortable with.

Preschools should be geared toward teaching the kids through play. There are so many options out there and depending on where you are going will depend on the regulations of the schools. Our school district has half day every other day preschool and all day every otherday preschool. But there are private schools, too. We were pretty lucky because our daycare is also a preschool so we did not need to go that route with our youngest. Instead, she went to young 5s to get used to going to school. I would definatly visit the school, talk with the teachers, bring your child and see how the teachers interact with your kids. Use your mom powers of judgement and you will know you made right decision.

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