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    Don't be sorry, parenting is tough and depression is hideous, I suffer too with it.

    At two my DS was in childcare as I went back to work part time, swimming and mothers group - that was it. He was stuck with me for a long time! Now at 9 and with his sister it is non stop activities, it will happen eventually but 2 is still pretty little and honestly my DS never had the attention span for much of those programs.

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    My daughter started at 2.5 as her older brother and sister does it. Normally they have to be three so she had to be specially accepted. She is a very smart child though, had been doing it for over six months. She was able to follow all directions and keeps up, if not ahead of the 3-4yo in her class.

    If you think he is ready and can handle it, go for it! We have never regretted letting her start early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDream View Post
    Don't be sorry, parenting is tough and depression is hideous, I suffer too with it.

    At two my DS was in childcare as I went back to work part time, swimming and mothers group - that was it. He was stuck with me for a long time! Now at 9 and with his sister it is non stop activities, it will happen eventually but 2 is still pretty little and honestly my DS never had the attention span for much of those programs.
    thank You, it really can bbe a ***** (depression) i just hope for DS sake im doung an okay job
    I reallyvwant to go into part time work but im a 21 year old with next to no exp in any th ing

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    Don't feel bad about what your provide for your son. The idea that parents need to keep kids busy all the time is a very modern one. Playing with toys by himself while you have a rest of the couch is great for his imagination, motor skills, all that stuff. I do think 2 is a bit young for classes, but kindergym is a great place to go if you want another fun activity, as well as the playgroup you do. When they are 4/5 they seem very good at absorbing direction and learning new skills in a class setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    Don't feel bad about what your provide for your son. The idea that parents need to keep kids busy all the time is a very modern one. Playing with toys by himself while you have a rest of the couch is great for his imagination, motor skills, all that stuff. I do think 2 is a bit young for classes, but kindergym is a great place to go if you want another fun activity, as well as the playgroup you do. When they are 4/5 they seem very good at absorbing direction and learning new skills in a class setting.
    Thank yoy, i spoke to DP and i think were going to look at swimming classes and ill take him to the indoor play ground once a fornight ($10 a time) to gwt him and myself out of the house
    Thank youfor makinf me feel like im not completely useless aswell haha

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    I'm waiting until DS is 3yo to start him in Tae Kwon Do. He's 2.5 now and just doesn't have the attention span yet. It's such a great idea for when your DS is that bit older though

    I second previous recommendations for kindergym! I was taking DS to that at the local PCYC, it was only $6 a class and he loved it.

    But please don't be too hard on yourself. Some days I feel like I don't do enough with DS, but really it's healthy for them to have self-directed play time. They need to have time on their own to explore what interests them without having us directing them. I try to just get involved every 30 mins or so for a few minutes, then leave him to it.

    It sounds like you're doing a great job hun x

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    I don't know about Tae Kwon Do, but we're thinking of getting DD into Little Kickers (soccer) next year. They can start that from 18 months old.

    http://www.littlekickers.com.au/


 

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