The First Year by Cynthia CrosseTHIS IS A KINDLE SHORT READ OF ABOUT 2300 WORDS.
In this heartwarming tale of love and courage, Cynthia Crosse describes the excitement of finding out – at 34 – she is finally pregnant. But what starts out as a joyous adventure in parenthood turns to a nightmare when her newborn baby refuses to sleep and does nothing but cry, night and day. Now Cynthia must learn to cope with the hazards of sleep deprivation, judgmental relatives, and the skepticism of her pediatrician. This survival tale serves as an inspiration for all parents.
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Oh my God. I wish I had known you during my sons first years. What a lifeline that would have been... just knowing someone else who understood firsthand...
Poignant, tender, beautifully written.
CONTINUE READING PART II: Terrible Twos, Threes, Fours, Fives and Sixes https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JNVA13I
FIND OUT HOW THE STORY ENDS! Read Parenting with Courage Parts I - V, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KMH1ZAU
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I recently worked with the parents of a boy named Adam who was three and half. Adam was very large for his age and was often mistaken for a five-year-old. Adam was attending a mixed age pre-school with thirty children between three and five years old. The director of the preschool had suggested that his parents have Adam evaluated for a possible behavior disorder. On the day I went in to observe I saw Adam grab another boy by the back of the hair and pull him down while both were running toward a toy he wanted. Problems at home had also reached the boiling point.
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By Patty Onderko, Parenting. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Ages one through four can be challenging for parents but there are good times too! Story highlights No matter what you've heard about the "terrible twos" each age has challenges At age one, kids are cuddly, often more compliant but may have odd sleep patterns At two, curious and cute, but they express frustration in wild fits At three, more vocabulary helps them reach peak of defiance. Two-year-olds get all the buzz, but the truth is, tantrums and mayhem can strike at any age, for a variety of reasons. So how did the Terrible Twos become such a pop-parenting phenomenon?
Yet for many parents, the year their child turned 3 was the hardest challenge ever. Parenting toddlers and preschoolers can be a bit of a roller coaster ride. One moment they are learning a new skill and are so proud of themselves — and the next moment they are in tears. So why does it seem that 3-year-olds are even harder to figure out than those terrible twos? Huge gains in language and cognitive skills are happening at this age. Almost overnight, your child adds words and phrases to his vocabulary. Three-year-olds speak in sentences of five to six words and often enjoy telling stories — to anyone who will listen.