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Moms of 3 or More Do you have 3 or more children? Often times, parents with 3 or more kids face challenges that those of 1 or 2 just do not. This board was set up for those parents to ask others how they cope with issues such as making time for each child, who stays u

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Old 04-23-2009, 01:33 PM
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Working time for each child

I have finally got myself into a good routine now of being able to spend time alone with each child every night... I must admit it' only 1/2 hour each, but it is there

while my little one has his 1/2 I send the other 2 to do their homework, my youngest gets his bath and then from 6- 6.30 it is his time and we love it..6.30 it's bedtime

Then my daughter does what she does or finishes her homework while my middle one gets his 1/2 usually 6.40 - 7.10 (ish) then it is his bedtime,,

my daughter then get her time about 7.20 - 7.50 ish, she then gets 1/2 hour to do what she wants (usually on computer) an about 8.30 it is her bedtime

How does everyone else manage their time?
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:13 AM
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My youngest is in afternoon kindergarten so we have a lot of one on one time in the morning before she goes to school.

My oldest is in Jr High so we are more creative we talk a lot in the car on the way to and from her activities.

Last night we had dinner out with just her as the youngest was spending the night at Grandma's getting some one on one time.

We do alternative which child snuggles with which parent while watching tv as a family.

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Old 05-02-2009, 04:45 PM
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I have adult and teenage children now. But being a mother of 4 and working fulltime outside the home. It wasn't always easy getting 1 on 1 time. But I tried to spend as much time with my kids as I can. Even now with just the 2 girls at home. I will go in there bedrooms and sit down on there beds and talk to them. I always used the car rides with my children to get to talk with them. I only have 1 that doesn't drive. She has her drivers permit. So soon they will never be in the car with me.

When the kids were small bath time and reading to them was always a special time. Not always 1 on 1 but still rememberal.

As a family we ate most meals together at least 5 nights week. This was always an eye opener for dh and I.

Our oldest son lives very far away and we only see him and his family 1 or 2 times year. We use the computer and the phone to talk to them. The younger son stops by once a week even if it is for 2 min. We stop what we are doing to talk to him.
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