Making a Difference

WHEN TODDLERS CRY AS YOU LEAVE THEM AT DAYCARE/PRESCHOOL

Posted on October 6, 2017. Filed under: Making a Difference, Multiple Birth, raising multiples, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sometimes little ones can feel overwhelmed as you leave them at daycare or preschool. No amount of reassurances will make them feel better and your Mommy/Daddy Guilt is off the chart as a result!

A Mom with boy/girl twins experienced this situation, but only with her son, and she called me distraught and laden with guilt at her son’s reaction. She was positive she was injuring him emotionally and he would never recover.

We knew he liked the place, the people, the toys and the songs. His sister was there and he liked that aspect too. So I suggested that she tell him at breakfast that they were going to school, but that she would give a kiss to keep until he needed it during his morning. On arrival at school, and according to our plan, she gave him a large kiss in the palm of his hand and folded his fingers around it. She shared with him again, “If you are feeling you need that kiss at any time, just put Mommy’s kiss on your cheek.”

This worked really well except two days later, the school called (laughing) saying that he would not use that hand until he had used the kiss. He was afraid to drop it. When Mom shared the story with me, we had such a laugh, also appreciating how clever he was to not wish to drop his kiss. So I suggested to Mom to tell him to put the kiss in his pocket until he needed it. Of course she would need to make sure his outfit had pockets. This way, the kiss was secure and safe.

There was no looking back and not only did the Little Fellow enjoy his school, Mom no longer had any feelings of guilt.

Try thinking outside the box when problem solving with your Littles.  Making them a part of the solution rather than a part of the problem, can soon have you all on the road to success.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT……..

Posted on October 5, 2017. Filed under: Making a Difference, raising multiples, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

FOOD FOR THOUGHT……..
 
“When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm and not join their chaos.”
 
L.R. Knost
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“Angel” Michigan Police Officer makes a Big Difference

Posted on October 8, 2014. Filed under: Making a Difference | Tags: , , , , , , |

At last a heart-warming story and Michigan Police Officer B. Hall shows us how it can easily work and be a win-win.  When he pulled over a car because a 5-year old child was unsecured, he quickly learned that Mom had fallen on hard times and couldn’t afford a booster seat.  Officer Hall took matters into his own hands and rather than issuing a ticket, purchased a booster seat for the astonished Mother.  “A ticket wouldn’t solve the problem.  What solves the problem is the child being in a booster seat.  It was the easiest $50.00 I ever spent,” says Officer Hall to this no-brainer.  This man is exceptional and made a difference in one of the easiest ways possible.  He brings to new meaning to the phrase “Serve and Protect.”  He is definitely No. 1 on My Favourites List.

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