Ignoring, Sleep, and Singing – Steve’s Daddy Tips (9-29-21)
This week Steve is showing off his daughter Charlotte's singing skills with some amazingly cute audio.
- This week’s first Daddy Tip is to ignore your toddler every once in a while. Charlotte has been very attention focused ever since her sister Izzy was born and now she hates when it’s not focused on her. When my wife and I are talking, she will be trying to talk over us or do something to get our attention. At first, we would stop the conversation and acknowledge her, but now we learned that is a bad idea. Why? Because then the toddler learns that they can steal attention from us. So now, we ignore her when she is being an attention seeker and it’s slowly teaching her that it isn’t always about Charlotte.
- The next Daddy Tip is to use the change in seasons to get your kids to bed earlier. My daughters Charlotte and Izzy have had some pretty wicked sleep routines in the last several months with both of them fighting sleep as long as they can to stay up. Well, now that it’s fall and the sun is going down earlier, we are using that to our advantage. So, now as soon as that sun starts to set, we are telling those kids it’s getting late and they need to get ready for bed. Izzy is still a baby and has no idea what’s going on, but her internal clock is definitely set to the sun and Charlotte actually has been agreeing that it’s getting late and wants to go to bed. What!? That’s a win!
- And the final Daddy Tip this week is one that I’m pretty sure I’ve done before, but it’s too cute not to do again. The Daddy Tip is to record your little one singing because it is something that you will cherish forever. Here is my daughter Charlotte singing one of her favorite songs. OK, sure she didn’t get all the words right, but that is too adorable. Let’s listen again. Awwwww, such a good voice, Charlotte!
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke. This one comes from Click of Six member Cathy.
Q: Why didn’t the pepper shoot an arrow?
A: Because he didn’t habanero.
Listen to the entire segment below: