I really believe God is trying to show me some things through Noah. Noah goes to bed very well at around 8:30pm every night. She is up at 6:30ish every morning and she doesn't nap.
I've really been praying about all of this because, the issue I have is that our days are so long I believe she watches way too much T.V. Frankly I don't like the effect T.V. is starting to have on her attitude. The television is just not producing any good fruit right now in our home when it comes to our 3 year old.
I believe I am fully capable of handling Noah, but there is something that God is trying to show me about how to handle her. It's like He is trying to give me "the key" in a sense. Noah just does not do well when she watches a lot of T.V. She gets lazy, sassy and restless. So, I'm seriously thinking about taking her shows completely away from her and only letting her watch television on the weekend. T.V. makes her way too dependent on us when it comes time to play. She is doing terrible at independent play now and she wasn't always like that. I've also noticed her dependence on certain friends when we go on playdates. She is attaching herself to one friend and when that friend goes to play with someone else, she cries. There are a lot of things I'm seeing in her that I know are not good at all.
Since our home is set up a certain way, I think that I will assign her to certain areas for certain periods of time during her independent play. Her kitchen area has a table where she can color and she has an easel where she can paint. Plus all her kitchen stuff. Then she has her area with all her dolls. Barbies, dollhouses, snap-on dalls, electronic games, etc. Then she has a full area rug where she can do puzzles aside from that. Then in her room, she has her bookshelf with all her books and her dress-up clothes as well.
In conclusion I will let her watch 2 shows in the morning when she first wakes up and 2 shows in the evening when she goes to sleep. I'm going to see how this all works and will post on it.