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Toddler (18MOS-3 years)

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Toilet Training Is Not Rocket Science

Posted on 9/26/2018

Talking today’s mother through her first experience with toilet training is akin to talking someone off a ledge. Both situations involve massive anxiety, high drama and lots of yelling and...

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Debunking Hot Potty Training Myths

Posted on 8/14/2018

“Potty training is a nightmare.” So begins advice from Meghan Leahy, advice columnist for The Washington Post. More accurately, potty training has, of late, BECOME a nightmare, thanks to advice of...

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I Spy Toilet-Training Atrocities

Posted on 7/10/2018

Strolling through my go-to grocery store the other day, I happened down the Baby Products aisle where I spied packages of toilet-training pants featuring pictures of happy children who looked at...

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Nip Toddler Misbehavior in the Bud

Posted on 12/19/2017

Q: My parents recently told me that my husband and I are letting our toddler run our family and that it’s becoming increasingly uncomfortable for them to visit or have us visit with them – they...

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Key to Toilet Training Success: Start Early

Posted on 8/2/2017

Q: Our twin girls will be three in a few months. Our pediatrician recommended that we start toilet training at 32 months, which we did. After several months and lots of gnashing of teeth, one of...

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Teaching Academics to Toddlers is Worthless

Posted on 4/12/2017

There is no good evidence that the artificial gains produced by so-called "jump-start" educational programs for toddlers, whether computer-driven or human-driven, are of lasting value....

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Send Toddler to Designated Tantrum Spot

Posted on 3/14/2017

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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Recent Questions

2 1/2 year old needs to be potty trained before swim lessons

Posted 2 days ago

My 2 yr 9 month old refuses to poop in the potty. When she’s naked from the waist down she does fine. Panties on and she poops in them. I had her wash her panties out for the first time and the...

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Time Management for Busy Moms

Posted 4 days ago

For a stay-at-home mom who is having difficulty with time management, what is a good balance between housekeeping/cooking duties, working from home, spending time with husband, and spending time...

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Jesus Loves the Little Children Through Grandparents

Posted 1 week ago

I am a step grandparent. We have a three year old grandson who is being raised in a progressive, liberal, agnostic environment. The household is run by the toddler and to say it is matriarch ruled...

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Potty Training, day two.

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, we are on day two of potty training our 19 month old daughter using N75. We have been sitting on the potty every 30 minutes and she happily sits there and we read books for about 5 minutes,...

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Toilet Training Times Two Continued!

Posted 2 weeks ago

To clarify on the former question: Our 3 y.o. son was completely out of diapers for several months (with hardly any success) when we bought Rosemond's book. Before we had the chance to read it, he...

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Three's A Charm - Until It Comes to Potty Training!!!

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have 3 kids, the youngest one is 23 months now, I realize he has to use his potty by now, but he refuses. He does not like to be naked, and when I let him to go without diaper he would bring to...

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Potty Refusals

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am entering my 2nd month of potty training my 23 month old. He started off great, and we had a lot of success. However, I have noticed in the past two weeks, he has been EXTREMELY stubborn and...

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Boy likes to partake in “girl activities"

Posted 3 weeks ago

My two and a half year old likes to dress up in princess costumes and seems drawn to girl characters in movies. He has an older sister that just turned 4 and she loves all the princess things. I...

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New to N75

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have started N75 with our 20 month old son. We are three days in. He will say “uh oh, pee pee,” when he pees in his underwear. I calmly tell him that pee belongs in his potty every time he wets...

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Potty Training Patience

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello. I am potty training my son. He will be 2 years old on May 12th. We have been at it for 4 weeks as of this writing. I am following Rosemond's N75 method; however, admittedly, I put a pull-up...

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