Thursday, October 28, 2010
We see a behavioral therapist. We discovered early on that two incredibly different parenting styles + one incredibly intelligent, manipulative little boy = a lot of headaches and heartache. So... we found a therapist who not only treats Dylan but treats us as well.
Man, he really can call us on our shit when warranted. He can also be incredibly supportive and gives amazing parenting techniques and ideas. The result has been we are coming together to parent more. I have to learn to back off and Marc needs to learn to step up. We both want to do what's best for Dylan so we are learning and it's working for all of us. Problem is... he's crazy expensive. But as I've said in the past, I'd sell myself in order to continue seeing him. He's that good.
I will say that he worried us a bit. He seemed surprised that Dylan sleeps about 11.5 to 12 hours on average. He said that while it works for us now, as he gets older, developmentally, he's going to want to stay up later. I don't see that happening any time soon (he says next year but I think it may be longer). But he seemed very concerned about the amount he sleeps. Now it's got my brain going. I'm wondering if I should call his pediatrician and discuss it with her. Right now, I'll just sit with it. He's always been a fantastic sleeper. Most parents would kill for their kids to go to bed at 7:30 p.m. every night right?