Rigid Parenting-Sometimes it is ok to adjust nap time

There are a number of topics that are ripe with seeds of discord and destruction- Death, taxes and politics are what most people normally think of. But there is another that can cause great distress, parenting. If you question a person’s parenting ability you are bound to cause hurt feelings. Mind you that is not always a bad thing, some people are bad parents. It is not a question, it is a fact.

What I wonder about sometimes are the parents who go crazy if their child’s schedule is adjusted. Children need structure, they need schedules it is important. But there are going to be times when your son/daughter is going to miss naptime.

Some of the parents I know seem to think that having to adjust their child’s nap time is equivalent to war breaking out. I don’t get it. I have two children of my own and I know what they are like when they are overtired. It sucks, but if you can’t break the rules now and then there is something wrong.

It is ok to put them down at 3 instead of 2. What is the big deal. I don’t get it.

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  1. Jack's Shack October 3, 2004 at 6:18 am

    My wife agrees with me. We try hard to stick to the children’s schedule, but sometimes it is not possible.

    We don’t run out of birthday parties, family events or other special occasions just because it involves nap time.

    We all work on it together and roll with the punches.

  2. mquest October 3, 2004 at 4:04 am

    What does your wife have to say about this post?

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