New father parenting tips!

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Re: New father parenting tips!

Postby kenthammer1984 on Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:00 am

anyone here ever been through court to get a child custody order before?
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Re: New father parenting tips!

Postby Mega Ron on Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:44 pm

Ben wrote:
totally right, we never should have done it in the first place!
when we try that he will just constantly get up and come out of his room, he can unlock the gates etc
I guess we just have to say - no toys tomorrow if you come out of your room etc.

I keep thinking its worth trying some soothing music or audio stories that he can fall asleep to?


I know it's like Jeremy Kyle teaches parenting but do yourself a favour and watch a few episodes of Supernanny. Do what she does. Do it for a week, no excuses, and you'll be sorted.
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Re: New father parenting tips!

Postby Mega Ron on Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:46 pm

whuben wrote:Time for some snug advice.

I am divorced with 2 kids (4 & 8), been with my new mrs for 3 years and we are hoping to have a baby next year. The mrs wants to go away with the baby on our own as a family and Ive said if we go with the baby then the other 2 children come as well. She hasnt taken this well, am I being selfish or would you do the same. In all other aspects she is amazing to my 2 kids treats them like her own


I would suggest a compromise. You take two breaks. One with all the children and one with just your new family.
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Re: New father parenting tips!

Postby Ben on Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:54 pm

Mega Ron wrote:I would suggest a compromise. You take two breaks. One with all the children and one with just your new family.

that's a good shout, was thinking that may be the best route.
maybe time it so the week you go without your two is when they are at school and then on the next half term take them away :thup:
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Re: New father parenting tips!

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:12 pm

If you do agree to the holiday with just the new kid, make her promise that it's a one off. Might help to have her explain (or at least co-explain with you) to your other kids why she wants to do it.
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Re: New father parenting tips!

Postby Mega Ron on Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:37 pm

Once your other kids are at school I don't see the issue with going away without them term-time.

I'm not sure there's an issue going without them anyway really. Will your ex take baby Carlton with her when she goes away?
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Re: New father parenting tips!

Postby whuben on Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:15 pm

Thanks for the input boys. We have spoke about it and agreed that going on the first holiday once the baby arrives will be all of us going. Going forward I suppose going in term time will at least give me an excuse to not take the other two. I just can't get my head around leaving two behind and taking the new one and how that would make my other two feel.
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Re: New father parenting tips!

Postby Mega Ron on Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:18 pm

whuben wrote:Thanks for the input boys. We have spoke about it and agreed that going on the first holiday once the baby arrives will be all of us going. Going forward I suppose going in term time will at least give me an excuse to not take the other two. I just can't get my head around leaving two behind and taking the new one and how that would make my other two feel.


You're not with them now so you do everything you can to let them know that you'll always be around for them.

If you are planning on having a baby then I would say your current partner will be more inclined to include your two children once she is a mother.

It's not something you need to devote much thinking time to now though.
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Re: New father parenting tips!

Postby whuben on Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:30 pm

Your right mate and no point stressing right now. Thanks for the help everyone
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Re: New father parenting tips!

Postby EugeneSpeed on Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:29 pm

whuben wrote:Time for some snug advice.

I am divorced with 2 kids (4 & 8), been with my new mrs for 3 years and we are hoping to have a baby next year. The mrs wants to go away with the baby on our own as a family and Ive said if we go with the baby then the other 2 children come as well. She hasnt taken this well, am I being selfish or would you do the same. In all other aspects she is amazing to my 2 kids treats them like her own


That's a tough one. Can see both sides. When my Dad started a new family I went on a holiday with my step mum and new half sister and I think it was the start of us becoming close, as I had wanted not much to do with them before that. You might end up having no more kids, but your youngest will already have 2 siblings and that be could be an amazing thing. I don't think of my sister as my 'half sister' but I feel it could have gone the other way quite easily.
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