So now we need research to support what every parent who has raised children to adulthood on the planet knows…kids need a daily routine and an firmly established bedtime.

But now that “research” has established it to be “factual” it’s supported.

Read about it here.

Geesh.

Ask any grandparent. They are a fount of wisdom and have LIVED the research first hand.

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  1. Just read “Mom’s” latest comment — yep, my family did the same. *Everything* got passed around, and with a total of 10 families, all producing children at the same time, there was a *lot* of passing around. Baby clothes, cribs, carriages — no strollers in those days — playpens, bottles, probably even diapers — it all got passed around. We *really* got our money’s worth out of baby stuff. 😉

  2. After reading this again I realized the only book I ever used when our Babes were little was Dr. Spock’s Baby & child care. I would never use anything else because I knew exactly what to do . Dont’ do a lot of things my parents did and do do a lot of things my parents did, naturally with the influence of my Moms Parents and my Dad’s parents. Basically everything was handed down from generation to generation , even the Baby clothes. I remember a white wool petticoat my Mother made for me to wear on outings under my dresses so i would be warm under my coat and leggings. I’m not sure I still have it after our kids used it for their dolls

  3. When I was growing up, My mom worked in the butcher shop along side my Dad. I did what I was told because there was no other way. I remembering crying a lot because I was lonely.As I grew older I had chores. no choices.I did what I was told or my Dad would come after me with the belt. Good deeds were rewarded by my Mother for scrubbing the kitchen floor, making my bed etc with money for the movies or a trip to Sphar’s Ice cream shoppe

  4. I agree George and this was something we practiced when our children hit the middle of elementary school. However, when they are tiny babes, newly born and for the first two or three years, we kept them to a fairly strict routine. Since that was established so early in their lives, it was easier to be flexible as they got older because we could see, by experience, the signals of when flexibility would not work and bedtime, or whatever, was necessary. For us, and I feel for all parents, establishing who is boss is what is important. This provides a good sense of security to the child.

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  5. The idea that kids need a daily routine and a firmly established bedtime — now supported by research — must not be “carved in stone.”

    It is important that parents are flexible, as certain undertakings with their children should allow them to deviate periodically from this “research.”

  6. How did people rear their children before books ?

    By drawing on the experience of those who have already walked the walk !

    Our current, apparently over-educated, generation can no longer think or reason for itself based on empirical evidence, it all has to be in books to be “vaild”.
    Sigh.

  7. I wish I had the nerve to forward this link to my daughter, who ONLY believes what she read in books…!!

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