I’ve been turning over in my mind two issues, one for each of my boys, wondering what to do. Last night I suddenly thought – I know a giant network of moms. I don’t need Google searches. I’ll ask the MOMS.
Please comment with your advice and suggestions.
Stats: Age 3.5, rambunctious and full of attitude, big eater, night owl
Issue: Sleeping in a big boy bed through the night
Current Status: Still in his crib (Oh don’t judge me. He still fits and we get full nights of sleep around here.)
We simply must get this kid out of the crib, but my fear is a repeat of the 18-months where one of us had to get up in the middle of the night every night and take Shark Boy back to his bed.
Bear fights going to sleep now. If we let it go, he would still be playing happily at 10 pm. I have the option to convert Bear’s crib to a toddler bed, or bring in the twin bed. I’ve thought of buying him cowboy bedding, since he loves cowboys. I’ve thought of an alarm clock on the small chance he will stay in bed until the alarm goes off, just because we say that’s how it works.
What has worked for you to keep the Pull-Up set in bed at night?
Stats: Turns 8 in June, serious, thoughtful, big temper, awesome giggle
Issue: Summer studies to prep for 3rd grade
Current Status: He’s doing incredibly well academically, according to both his teacher and his test scores. There are no concerns.
However, we want to keep hitting the “refresh” button during the summer so the start of 3rd grade isn’t such a harsh re-entry.
I’ve been wondering if some of you who home school know of any resources that we could use as sometime, supplemental work for him this summer. We can keep him reading easily, and I thought of a journaling idea to keep him writing. We talked about a play store for money skills. Any other ideas? Any good ideas for math resources to transition from 2nd to 3rd?