how do you recommend I handle the 1st day off the school-bus when they're both going to be climbing over each other and talking over each other to tell me stuff, ask me things, show me things, etc
I am feeling a bit overwhelmed thinking about it
Asked by hibbingmom at 8:49 PM on Aug. 26, 2012 inLevel 35 (71,876 Credits)
Answer by Crafty26 at 8:53 PM on Aug. 26, 2012
Give them both two minutes to tell you what they did (just at first). Whoever gets the first two minutes tomorrow will have to wait their turn the next day. Interrupting is not acceptable. That's what I do with mine when I pick them up at school. I am sure they will both be trying to tell me things at the same time, but I stop them and choose one to speak first. DD is a horrible interrupter and this is a good way for me to remind her that she must wait her turn to speak and I can tell she appreciates it when I do the same thing when DS interrupts as well.
Or, on days I don't want to deal with the fighting I just nod my head and smile and say, 'neat, wow, that's interesting. Tell me more'.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:56 PM on Aug. 26, 2012
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