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Toy Time Out


When the girls were fairly young we discovered that time outs don't always work. We sometimes punish and they would sit quietly, do their time, get up and go right back to what they were doing. We found that sometimes it made more sense to eliminate the situation. That is when we instituted toy time outs. If a toy seems to be the root of a problem, either with the kids fighting over it or general misbehavior with it, instead of putting he child on time out we put the toy on time out. This means putting the toy where it cannot be reached bu it can be seen. Then it acts as a reminder that we must get our act together in order to earn the toy back. I wasn't sure it was going to work but surprisingly it worked like a charm.

So it is not unusual for batman (which lives on top of our fridge for some odd reason) to have some company.

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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