I am trying SOOOOOO hard to get my house clean! I spent 2 hours this morning playing with my dd (full attention on her!) and now i really need to do some work. I am trying to get her to play by herself but she won't....I tried giving her colors...she doesn't want to...I tried letting her watch a movie...didn't want that either...any ideas of something to keep her entertained while i clean??? BTW I live in an apartment with no yard...and also she dosesn't like "helping" me cleanAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:22 PM on Apr. 18, 2010 in General Parenting
A lot of the time, I have to do it while the kids are napping. Perhaps prep her, let her know that your going to spend 15 minutes cleaning, talk to her the whole time your cleaning, play with her for 10 minutes. Do another 15 minutes, while keeping her engaged. I know it's hard, but it's worked for me!
Answer by nwdeserangel at 4:25 PM on Apr. 18, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:35 PM on Apr. 18, 2010
Try reading the book " the incredible years". I recently did a workshop based on the book and it really helped my relationship with my kids. Unlike a lot of books, it doesn't focus on discipline, it focuses on building your relationship with your child, learning how to talk to them and relate to them and once you're on the same page with your child, makes it so that you rarely have to discipline.
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