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How do I get my dad to play with his grandson early in the morning?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: How early is early ?

If your son awakens before you want to be up, use age-appropriate behavior techniques like ignoring his early AM waking rather than expecting your Dad to get up & reinforce your son's behavior. If you need your Dad to care-take your son while you get ready for work, ask him to do so directly & politely.
If he declines, ask him if anything would change his mind, but accept his answer as final.

In brief: How early is early ?

If your son awakens before you want to be up, use age-appropriate behavior techniques like ignoring his early AM waking rather than expecting your Dad to get up & reinforce your son's behavior. If you need your Dad to care-take your son while you get ready for work, ask him to do so directly & politely.
If he declines, ask him if anything would change his mind, but accept his answer as final.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Complicated issue

First feed grampa well, entertain him with the delightful antics of his grandsons and conversation with his son & daughter-in-law.
Then make sure gramps is off to bed at a decent hour so he can be fresh in the morning with the little guy. Good luck!

In brief: Complicated issue

First feed grampa well, entertain him with the delightful antics of his grandsons and conversation with his son & daughter-in-law.
Then make sure gramps is off to bed at a decent hour so he can be fresh in the morning with the little guy. Good luck!
Dr. John Weeks
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