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Old 03-04-2006, 10:18 PM   #41
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arugula you completely rock

my son is 2 years 2 months and he doesnt have tantrums, he does screech at the top of his lungs in the stores, but its out of pleasure. we are teaching him baout inside voices now that this is happening.

he gets frustrated and cries sometimes, but its all short lived, because dh and i are pretty good about acknowleging his feelings and being able to voice for him "oh seth, i know it must be so frustrating for you, huh?" when he cant stnad being in the grocery basket anymore etc etc. he calms down quickly.

im lucky in some ways, but i have to credit the way i parent him with some of that. i never spank. i never intimidate. i never scream at him. he is his own unique and interesting person and it is my responsibility to figure out what he needs and is trying to say/do/think and help him along. its such a great experience. i think the sling when he was yonger, and extended breastfeeding, and cosleeping has really helped shape him into someone who seems warm and assured.
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Old 03-05-2006, 10:46 AM   #42
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Hello,

I haven't visited here in a few months due to giving birth to our first son! But, I just wanted to say I NEVER considered myself a kid person AT ALL. I 've never been around babies and just didn't think much about then, hated the crying, blah blah. But, I must say, having your own child, oh WOW!! I just can't believe it, he is the BEST thing that has ever happened in my life (well, ok, besides marrying hubby, cause without hubby, then we wouldn't have our baby!)

Anyway, having your own child is way way different than someone else's baby, more so than what I could have ever imagined. Our son is kind of high needs, so he is by no means an "easy" baby either, but I actually feel like my life is more completed than ever since he's been born.

Good luck, I haven't read all the other responses yet, but just had to reply to your post right away!!
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