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I need suggestions on a schedule for special time with 2 adults and 3 children ages 9, 7 and 4. Right now, the youngest child tends to cling to mom (only considers time with mom as special time), and the middle child needs a lot longer time (due to extra stay/play listening that is required), and the oldest sometimes don’t get a proper special time due to younger siblings coming to disturb by banging on his door wanting to join in. It’s been stressful for the parent who has to entertain the other two kids who are not having special time, as they keep trying to disturb the child who is having special time.
We do 10 minutes of play + 20 minutes of reading/chatting. We do special time at night before going to bed. Our hope is special time will not create so much chaos and logistical problem, and parents want to go to bed soon!
I already have 2 Listening Partnership, but not hubby.
Kids seem to need special every day, but sometimes only one adult is available. For the nights that we are both available, we want the schedule to work. Thank you.