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Toddler (18MOS-3 years)

John's Most Recent Articles

Send Toddler to Designated Tantrum Spot

Posted 1 week ago

Q: My 30-month-old has started throwing tantrums when I do not give her or do for her what she wants. During her fits, she cries, screams, tries to hit and even bite me, and then, if I prevent her...

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Grandparents Raising Grandson

Posted on 12/29/2015

Q: Our daughter died last year—long, sad story—leaving behind a 2-year-old boy. The father—not named on the birth certificate—is not and never has been a factor in the child’s life and gave us...

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Jealous Sibling and Words of Wisdom for Toddler's Parents

Posted on 6/23/2015

Living with Children John Rosemond Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: My 24-month-old is constantly wanting to be in her newborn baby brother’s face, poking and touching him. How can...

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Pull-Ups & Adoption Age

Posted on 9/16/2014

Q: My 23-month-old son does well with potty training when we’re at home. We use a “potty bell” and he goes every 90 minutes or so. When we’re away from home, however, he seems clueless. He...

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Parental Anxiety

Posted on 8/12/2014

On one of my websites I, along with a team of certified parent coaches, answer questions submitted by parents. In the last two days, 67 percent of the questions have concerned toilet...

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Pulling Her Hair Out

Posted on 7/15/2014

Q: Since our daughter, now 2 years old, was born we have lived with my parents. Being the first and only grandchild she has been the center of attention. Several months ago, our son was...

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Head Banging

Posted on 7/1/2014

Q: When he throws a tantrum, which happens several times a day, my 20-month-old often gets down on the floor and starts banging his head. Worried that he may hurt himself, I pick him up and...

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Potty Training: It's a process

Posted on 6/24/2014

Q: My 26-month-old daughter will go on the potty happily every hour when told (we’re using your “potty bell” and it’s working extremely well) and produces every time. As a result, she’s having...

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Patient Approach to Toilet Training

Posted on 6/10/2014

Q: We began toilet training our daughter when she was 21 months old. Within 10 days, she was consistently using the toilet for Number One. She now wears underwear 24/7 because she doesn’t...

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"The Doctor" Makes House Calls

Posted on 4/28/2014

Shortly after I finished graduate school, a friend of mine shared with me a book called Indirect Hypnosis, written by Milton Erickson, a most unorthodox psychiatrist if ever there was one....

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Recent Questions

Overnight Toilet Training

Posted yesterday

When should we start overnight toilet training? We will beginning N/$75 on Friday (two days from now!!!!!!) but our son is still in a crib (21m) and has no want or need for a big kid bed. Also...

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Potty Training without pants

Posted 4 days ago

I'm on day 4 of potty training my son who just turned 2. His older brother was potty trained quickly after we started putting him in the gated area and using the bell but this son doesn't seem to...

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23 month old Keep Toilet Training

Posted 1 week ago

***Begging for a response to my 3/13 question (there are contradictory answers in your archives!*** And another question...we are on day 6 and still using the gate and acting nonchalant whenever...

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2 Year Old Won't Listen

Posted 1 week ago

Errr! I'm so frustrated. I can't get my 2 1/2 year old to listen. I can here Rosemond saying, "That's not a child problem. That's a parent problem." And I agree. I just need to figure out what's...

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23 month old Son Potty Training Troubles

Posted 1 week ago

We are on day 3 of potty training our 23-mo-old son. We used your method for our daughter at 22-mos and she pretty much had it at day 3 (by using the potty bell and barricade). Like with our...

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No, No, No!

Posted 1 week ago

I have a two and half year old and 13 month old. My concern is I always feel like I am correcting the oldest, no yelling no hitting no throwing etc and I am beginning to feel like I fuss all the...

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Weaning From the Pacifier

Posted 2 weeks ago

On the recommendation of her doctor, we're trying to reduce dependence on, and eventually get rid of, our daughter's paci. She is 2 months from her second birthday and very, very attached, a...

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Let History be Your Teacher

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have 2 daughters ages 3 and 20 months. We visit at my mother's house often - at least once a week, sometimes more often. My youngest daughter will not let her grandma hold her. Any time Grandma...

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27 Month Old Toilet Training Naptime

Posted 3 weeks ago

Toilet-training for naps and/or night in crib: My 27-month-old has been enthusiastically embracing toilet training for the last month, and is usually dry when not in bed. I still remind her to...

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Interesting Moms are the Best!

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am struggling with how to balance my interests and being good wife/mother. I have 2 kids, one just turned 4 and a 21 month old. I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, but I had other things...

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