So ladies, I need some advise or suggestions.   I have 3 kids and I love them all the same, you know a mother's love is great and the same for all your kids, yet your kids require different attention from you.  My oldest is 12 and she is getting into teen's stuff, magazines, calling friends (texting), sleep overs, etc.....yet she's always in need of my attention.....and I love it......she still needs and wants mommy.  My middle is 7 and she is hiper, energetic, caring, loving and helps me alot around the house....she's a little more independent about her things.  My youngest is 16 months and he's allover the house and learning new things everyday.....of course he needs my attention 24/7.  My dilema is that I do not want for my 7 year old to feel left out, many times I have heard that the middle child never gets the right attention, always gets in trouble...basicaly stuck in the middle......I think, Im trying to not have her feel this, but I'm afraid I am, but not conciously or inpurpose.   I actually have had a mom and daugther time with her, when my oldest is at a friends B-party, or sleep over....but it does not happen all the time. Help!  Any suggestions anyone....If you are a middle child, I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks to all, in advance for your help.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 12:13 PM Hello! I don't have more than one child so I do not know much. Maybe scheduling a "special playdate" with your child would be nice. Just one on one park,pizza,movie etc just to talk and be the center of attention for once would be nice. You could probably shchedule one on one dates with each one. That would be even better (at least once a month).

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 4:36 PM I'm not a middle child but why not copy & paste this into the SAHM anything goes group.  Those women (as I'm sure you've figured out) have a lot of great advice and could possibly give you some ideas.  Especially Barbara and Mrs. Sue!

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