*NOTICE: This post is being published fairly late in the day due to Internet issues. I did not want to delay submissions another week, so I am sending it up late on Tuesday night. Future posts for Talk To Me Tuesday will be published at 12:01 AM each and every Tuesday!
Parenting is NO joke. Yes, I am honestly starting this post off with that sort of remark. Why? Because I want YOUR attention, but more importantly: I want YOUR input.
Each and every Tuesday I will be featuring a new segment called Talk To Me Tuesday, which is going to feature YOUR advice, input, stories (horror stories welcome!), and tips. Each week I will post the NEXT weeks topic to discuss and everyone will submit their stories. Come back the following Tuesday and you will find your submission(s) posted here at MamaNYC!
Anonymity is not a problem! I know there are many parents that may be concerned over their stories. Personally, I welcome your horror stories and think there is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to parenting. We have all made mistakes and somehow we still pull through with a smile on our face thanks to those sweet kisses and hugs from our little ones!
Parenting advice is FREE, but sometimes it is hard to come by GREAT advice. That is why Talk To Me Tuesday is hopefully going to grow into something more than advice. Let’s share stories. I want to hear how you have conquered your biggest parenting fears. Tell us how to overcome those parenting obstacles that scare the bejeezus out of other parents. I have a 2 1/2 year old son, so I want to know what to expect when my son turns 3 (I promise to act surprised!).
Since this is the first announcement for Talk To Me Tuesday, I am only looking for submissions this week. Please read below and start contributing your stories today! *Each submission form will remain open from Tuesday through Sunday! Late submission requests will be considered on an individual basis.
TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH: Pacifier Problems
My son has been actively using his pacifier since birth, which I wasn’t entirely against. I have always been on the fence about pacifiers since I know they are NOT the best, but they did help to soothe and pacify our son through many late and sick nights. He would use his pacifier when he would sleep, but lately I have noticed a large peak in his usage. He has been finding and utilizing his pacifier whenever he can throughout the day. I will remove it and remind him that the pacifier is for sleep time only. I also add in a gentle reminder that he IS a big boy now, which means no more pacifier. This results in a breakdown.
With my sons 3rd birthday approaching quickly, I need to have the pacifier behind us – and in the trash. We have tried countless times to remove the pacifier from our lives, but it seems to be haunting us. Everyone always tells me that it is 90% "the parents" and that the child will simply "forget" about it, which I feel to be partially true. However, I can’t help but wonder if my son will persistently beg for his pacifier for weeks? I have nightmares of dealing with pacifier withdrawals for 4-6 months. Okay, I know that is likely impossible – but I am a worried parent!
TALK TO ME!
Let’s start off this brand new parenting advice segment at MamaNYC with YOUR submissions for next Tuesdays topic. Tell me your BEST pacifier advice and remember that the amount of anonymity or details revealed is in your hands. Are you currently going through the same issue(s)? Have a story of FAILURE or success? Share your advice and tips. Remember that there is NO such thing as silly advice or knowledge. Everyone’s advice is welcome and I cannot wait to gather your stories into one giant heaping post filled with advice!
Please use the form below to submit your advice, tips, or stories. Remember that you can remain anonymous if you choose! All of the fields are options on the form.
EMAIL ADDRESS: I will NOT be including email addresses for any reason. This will be used for internal purposes only. I will also be sending out an email reminder next Monday so that you can remember to check out your submission! (Optional)
BLOGGERS: I would love to include your blog name, URL, and button if you would like! All blogger buttons will be included on the bottom of the post, but I can include your blog name with URL link alongside your submission. Also – have you recently talked about pacifier problems on YOUR blog? Include the direct URL and I will link to your post! (Note: This is only available to bloggers that submit a story or tip. I would love to hear about your pacifier stories, but I will not link to your post unless a submission for Talk To Me Tuesday is included!)
SUBMIT YOUR TIPS, ADVICE, AND STORIES:
SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS
Do you have a specific topic or question that you would love to see readers discuss in a future Talk To Me Tuesday? I would love to hear your ideas, or use YOUR questions as a platform in future discussions. Please fill out thetopic submission formand I will hopefully use your idea in a future Talk To Me Tuesday in the very near future! Leave your email address so that I can let you know, but keep in mind that you can also remain anonymous. If you decide to share your name/email address/blog name and URL, remember that the level of anonymity is up to YOU. I will share as much (or as little) as you want!
See You Next Week!