Morning meltdowns before preschool

Meltdown mornings are my fave…yeah right! I’m 7 months preggo and my DD started preschool three days a week. For a couple of weeks now she’s been throwing a savage fit about everything – getting dressed, brushing her teeth, eating breakfast, you name it, she has something to scream about. Granted, I’m tired and sometimes cranky but I’ve tried to be extra gentle, played music, be wacky and it doesn’t help. What I can’t figure out is that her teacher says she seems to enjoy her time at preschool, so why is she having a meltdown every morning?

Grieving over pets...THERAPY NEEDED??

I’m not sure if my son is especially sensitive or having trouble with grief. We had a guinea pig named Snicker Doodle for about 8 months before he got sick and died. He spent a lot of time with him and he was even in my son’s class for a week. My son often starts crying out of nowhere and it’s been 2 months since the guinea pig’s death. Do you think I should have him talk to a counselor?

Water for Baby?

I’m a FTM and have read so many views about when to introduce water to your baby. He’s BF but drinks from a bottle when I’m at work. At 5 months old, I’m worried if I don’t introduce water soon he won’t have anything to do it later. When's the right time?

Bullies at a party

We were at a large party last night. Adults and kids were all there. The hosts had a couple of bouncy type things in the yard. Kids were playing on that while the adults hung out a tables in the backyard. There were a few teens who were near the bouncy stuff so we felt fine about our 9 yr. old son playing with his friends. When we decided to leave and find him, his lip was bleeding and his shirt was filthy. Turns out a slightly older kid started hit and kicked him to the ground. (Our son cut in line)We were furious but couldn’t talk to the parents because they already left the party. How do we deal with this situation now? Our son doesn’t want us to call but I feel like they should know what their son did!

Homework Help!

I’m having a hard time getting my 8 yr old to study! We’ve limited screen time and play time. He has a quiet place to study and I always give him a snack and something to drink but he balks when I nudge him. Do you have any study strategies that work for your kids you could pass on? Thanks so much!