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Friday, March 31, 2017

I need advice. It's been a long time since I've had to accommodate a child in planning my workouts. I have recently taken custody of my 3 year old grandson, who has understandable separation issues. I gave up my gym membership with anticipation of joining the local YMCA. The Y has a nursery where my gym did not. When I got him, he had to go to daycare for me to work. Even though he is doing very well at daycare, mornings are still rough sometimes. We visited the Y and he just wasn't having it. I'm talking about death grip and real tears. So I just can't do that to him. Maybe in a lil more time, he will be secure enough but he's not now. I am pretty much alone in this. So.....I need to know how those of you in similar situations get in your workouts. Thank you for reading and any advice you can offer.
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  • ANNIE1114
    I am going to keep my two granddaughters ages 5 and 6 next week. I am thinking about doing some exercise videos here at home and seeing if they will go along with me, I have some tiny weights that they can hold.
    1581 days ago
    A lot of things you do to just survive the day can be nuts. Its hard being little & not always able to communicate their feelings. You will figure out sthing that works for you. Best wishes🌸
    1581 days ago
    Would leave...we would take off that T-shirt and let her have it to hold. Something about our particular smell gave her enough security for her to calm down..she is almost 2 now and we still do it. It might sound nuts but when you have children
    1581 days ago
    I completely understand, I have 4 young daughters and my youngest one used to suffer from separation anxiety & it breaks your heart. Before myself or hubby would leave her for any amount of time..we would wear a particular T-shirt and right before we
    1581 days ago
    Congratulations on having custody. It sounds like a challenging situation. I agree that maybe the gym is better when he's gets more comfortable and feels more secure. Maybe short term you could do stuff with him. Walks, park trips, etc.
    1581 days ago
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