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Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#41 Jul 17, 2013
Pippa wrote:
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Now that amazes me. She was a year old and told you she needed a nap, wanted to sleep the other way around, and was reaching for her (presumably hidden) pacifier under the crib? She could plan this at one year of age (or was she much older?) and all of the sudden saw a pacifier and made plans to get to it during her nap? My kids must have been "slow" because I do not recall any of them doing any thing like that at that age.
Yes, she was actually about a year and 3 or 4 months. She started speaking at 6 months and by a year she was speaking quite clearly (I never allowed whining or baby talk). Of course, she didn't say, "Hey, mom, I think I need a nap, please", but just "Nap! I want nap!" She is 10 now and her teachers say she writes like a HS student and her standardized exams rate her at post HS grade level for vocabulary and critical thinking. She's always been very conceptual and, obviously, sneaky.:-)
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#42 Jul 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I have known two or three kids like that. That's it. And I've known a lot of little kids. I think that whole thing is rare, it's like the perfect storm: a certain kind of parenting style + certain kid's personality = "I'm ready for bed now" kid.
Except, in this case, she didn't REALLY want to sleep - I think she just wanted to get to the pacifier!!! She rarely asks to go to sleep!!!:D

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#43 Jul 17, 2013
Gets that from her mom.
Stina wrote:
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obviously, sneaky.:-)

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Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#45 Jul 17, 2013
I wonder how much of this comes from a kid's ability to conceptualize what's bugging htem and how they are able to communicate their fears & insecurities about life. both my nephews have had conversations with my mom about things taht seem beyond their years. A was watching real brids and asked my mom if birds get angry (and that lead to a comment to SIL about what A does on the iPad) and M told my mom once that he was afraid in the night, afraid that she woudln't be tehre (probably erally afraid taht ANYone wouldn't be there).

then they go back to their cars & trains, grabbing toys from each other, and wrestling each other.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#46 Jul 17, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
I wonder how much of this comes from a kid's ability to conceptualize what's bugging htem and how they are able to communicate their fears & insecurities about life. both my nephews have had conversations with my mom about things taht seem beyond their years. A was watching real brids and asked my mom if birds get angry (and that lead to a comment to SIL about what A does on the iPad) and M told my mom once that he was afraid in the night, afraid that she woudln't be tehre (probably erally afraid taht ANYone wouldn't be there).
then they go back to their cars & trains, grabbing toys from each other, and wrestling each other.
Yes, I think a lot of kids perceive more than we realize!

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