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I need a schedule for the family of three boys and one girl.. Ages 6, 5,4 & 10 m

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    MomOf5Kiddosposted 14 months ago

    I need a schedule for the family of three boys and one girl.. Ages 6, 5,4 & 10 months... Suggestions

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  2. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 14 months ago

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    Let's be frank here. You should have put thought into having children before having them.   Many people don't think before having children & its ramifications.  Before any person decides to have children, PLAN & THINK FIRST.   Don't have children & then whine about the consequences.  You have made your bed.........

  3. east-west pro profile image65
    east-west proposted 14 months ago

    Laugh together atleast once, dine together atleast once, read together atleast once, and above all pray together atleast once!.

  4. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 14 months ago

    Three boys & 1 girl, EXTREMELY close in age.  Um....No planning in those decisions, Mom.  So NOW you're asking about planning a schedule for the 4 babies?   HA!  Use your creativity & ingenuity to keep them safe, contented, fed & occupied.  With 4 babies, one of them only 10 months, trying to maintain an actual "schedule" would be quite frustrating.   
    By the way?  You have 4 kids and you call yourself "Mom of 5 Kiddos??"
    If you're counting Dad, I'd almost believe you.  Did neither of you use your common sense & consider this huge responsibility?

    1. shanmarie profile image80
      shanmarieposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Besides, scheduling kids spaced further apart may not be easier. Ask soccer moms who have kids in different sports and school activities how easy it is.

    2. fpherj48 profile image78
      fpherj48posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I'd just as soon discuss anything but KIDS!!!   LOL

    3. shanmarie profile image80
      shanmarieposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Yeah. I'm sure. You always take their side anyway. :p

    4. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Paula, you hit the nail on the head.   She has all these children VERY CLOSE TOGETHER & ASK ABOUT SCHEDULING.  She should have thought of the ramifications of having MORE children than she can handle.  What about: FAMILY PLANNING!!!!!

  5. shanmarie profile image80
    shanmarieposted 14 months ago

    I can't presume to know.your situation, but I see questions like this all over social media these days. It has nothing to do with how well you planned for your family. On her questions like this sometimes from girlfriends with only one child who, compared to me, are new to this parenting thing. Hell, sometimes I wonder what the hell I'm doing wrong or right. Sometimes I find it helpful to get suggestions from other parents or to compare what works.for other.families to see if I might try something different.

    As far as a schedule, I would say that if you treat your home somewhat like a daycare setting, you might be able to keep a loose schedule. But you'd also have to be extremely flexible because of the youngest two. However, when mine were that age, I learned that having a schedule was not as important as having a routine. If my kids knew what was.coming next, it helped.it go more smoothly. For instance, there's a clean up song kids can sing when picking up toys or cleaning up messes, like at a daycare. I always tuck mine in at night the same way every night. I tell each one, "Snug as a big in a ravioli" as I pull the cover up and then I kiss them and tell them I love them. My oldest hasn't even outgrown that yet, which kind of surprises me. But I guess it's still the routine of it. I used to sing them to sleep, too, when they were toddlers. The same songs. Couldn't change it up or they didn't call asleep.

    You could set up a specific routine for bedtime. Such as bath time (same kid order every night), put on jammies, brush teeth, and.tuck them in. The same thing can be done for meal time or play time. Kids like routine and they like choices. And then they still test your limits. LOL

    1. fpherj48 profile image78
      fpherj48posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Shan..Hello? "It has nothing 2 do w/ how a family is planned?"
      OK.if U say so.6,5,4 & a 10 mo.old? U & I have different math skills & definition of "planning." I guess U young whipper snappers have a magical secret we boomer Moms didn't h

    2. shanmarie profile image80
      shanmarieposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I meant her question has nothing to do with planning. I'm sure u boomer moms sought ideas from other moms as well, no matter how well planned your family might've been. Kind of like mommy support groups that still exist.

    3. fpherj48 profile image78
      fpherj48posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      OH....OK, I feel better.  I was beginning to think of turning in every one of my Mother of the Year awards!!!   LOL  LOL  LOL.  GOD, am I glad that part of my life is OVER!!   Really!!

    4. shanmarie profile image80
      shanmarieposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Ha! Well now you can be Gram Dag of the year!

  6. Annie Wright profile image80
    Annie Wrightposted 14 months ago

    Hi,
    I'm working on an article that could possibly be of benefit to you. Could you please give more information as to what kind of activities the children do on a daily basis? The 6-year-old goes to school all day but what about the four and five-year-old? What hours are they in school? Do they have an afternoon snack, what time is dinner served and what time is bedtime? Does the 10-month-old take an afternoon nap? Keeping them on a regular routine can be hard but once you get them into a habit, it will get easier. Do the children share a bedroom or have separate rooms? If I could use the children in my article, as an example on routines, it would give you a schedule to go by and help me also. If you want I would be happy to use their picture also. If you decide you want to be in the article, please give me any information about their activities that would help to make a schedule, such as do you work (time/hours at work) or other people living in the home? I will check back for a day or two for your answer.
    Annie Wright

 
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