Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Structure Brings Freedom

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I've always known that I loved Babywise and that it was great for our family. Both of our kids slept well from early on and we didn't have much of that newborn fog that lots of parents get into because of sleep deprivation.

Now that my kids are older (almost 2 and almost 4) I am seeing the benefits on the rest of the -wise books. I have taught my kids to come to the call of my name right away every time. I have taught them that when we're out in public they are to stay near me and not run off.

I was at the park with my two kids and a friend and her 2 year old. Her son would not stay near her and kept running off without looking back no matter how loudly she called his name. I felt badly for her having to chase him all over the park and worry about him near the pond. Meanwhilei my kids stayed near me and were able to enjoy more freedom because they have earned my trust that they will stay near and they will come when I call them.

Christine, mom to 2 and 4 year old


Aswo said...

Is it too late for your friend to start babywise? I am wondering because I also have a 2 year old that I am trying to train in a few areas.

Plowmanators said...

Aswo it is definitely not too late to teach anything to your two year old :)

Aswo said...

:) Do you recommend starting with babywise or toddlerwise for my 2 year old?

Plowmanators said...

Reading Babywise, Babywise II, and Pre-Toddlerwise will give you an idea of where you are coming from.

I would at least read Pre-Toddlerwise and possibly even start with implementing that book and them move on to Toddlerwise.

Jennie said...

Wonderign what method the author used to teach her children to come to her voice - First Time Obedience? I may have missed where that was explained in Toddlerwise... But I'd like to do it!

Plowmanators said...

Jennie see Childwise for more depth on that.


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