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Toddler Takes Over the Table

Posted 3 days ago

My 2.5 yr old daughter will not sit for meals. She is constantly getting up from her meal and moving about. Each time we direct her back to her seat and tell her it's time to eat. I have...

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Question Unanswered

Posted 4 days ago

Hello, I wrote in a question 2 weeks ago and still have not gotten any response. Would greatly appreciate feedback on this. Thank you

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Have You Hugged Someone Today?

Posted 1 week ago

my dad sometimes continually suggests that my 2.5 year old son should come and give him a hug or come sit in his lap when we are at their house visiting. They live maybe a mile away, so we see...

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To Curfew or Not To Curfew

Posted 1 week ago

My 18 yr old daughter attends college but lives at home. She makes stellar grades and is attending on a merit scholarship. She does chores around the house. She is a responsible person. My...

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Junk Food Junkie

Posted 1 week ago

We have made some nutritional changes to the family diet at home. We are limiting sugar and providing healthier snacks and fruits and veggies for all of us. However, I have reason to believe...

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Toilet Training Toddler

Posted 1 week ago

My daughter is 21 months old. I started to potty train her at 18 months (though still use a diaper at naps and night) and she has made a lot of progress but some days are better then others - some...

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Bed Time Potty Question

Posted 1 week ago

Hello, one more questions... My daughter is 21 months old and i am using a diaper at nap and night time. She seems to have figured out that she can stall the night time routine by going pee pee...

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School Age Attention Seeker

Posted 1 week ago

I have a 10 yo who says she is good at nothing, not intelligent, not good at school. She is not putting effort in nothing she is doing. She doesn't want to do her homeworks and doesn't care if...

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Dad's Not on Board

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, Susan Morley recently answered a question I posed concerning my son who has been caught with vape materials. She recommended strict consequences which I want to impose. His father,...

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Worried Grandmother

Posted 1 week ago

My granddaughter has OCD and has a therapist and a psychiatrist (who prescribes meds). I read your article stating you feel that kids with anxiety, mental health issues do not need meds. Does...

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4 year old annoying big sister and more

Posted 1 week ago

HI there, What do you suggest I do with a 4 year old boy who is constantly annoying his 7-year old sister by making lots of noise when she's practicing the piano (it's in the living room and a...

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Simple solutions are sometimes difficult to enforce.

Posted 1 week ago

I just need help knowing what, if any, kind of guidelines we should set for our 18 year old daughter. She goes to the University of Georgia. Right now, she has a partial scholarship and we are...

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Utilize "Mother's Helper" to Get through Tough Times

Posted 1 week ago

My husband and I have three children- a five year old daughter and twin boys who just turned three. Just looking for “in general” - my husband works late 3-4 days a week, and does not get home...

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Toddler's Failure to Poop in the Potty

Posted 2 weeks ago

I potty trained my now 2.5yo boy at 21 months using the Naked & 75 method and we have had a lot of success with pee. We only occasionally have accidents for pee. We are now almost a year into...

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Teenager Vaping

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hello, My son is 17 and will be 18 in 3 months. He spends 1/2 his time at my house and 1/2 his time at his dad's house. His dad and I have found vape pods 3-4 times over the past 2 years and have...

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6 year old's Target Misbehaviors must be concrete and specific

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have been doing the chart system for a week now with our 6 year old son targeting disrespect/defiance and disobedience. We started out with 8 squares a day. There have only been a few days when...

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Where Lego Ends, Tickets Begin

Posted 2 weeks ago

We just started using the ticket system on our 6 year old son yesterday. Following is an example of this morning, which we're not quite sure how to handle. Our son is busy playing with his Lego...

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Starting Naked and 75

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just 24 hours into toilet training with my 24mo old and having little success. He’s dribbling pee and sometimes fully peeing every 15min while playing naked. Do I need to put him on the potty...

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Out of Control 7yr old

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, my husband and I would appreciate some advice on our situation with our 7 year old daughter. Her medication has become ineffective recently and we are at our wits end with what to do with...

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Fifteen-Month-Old Not Sleeping Through Night

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello! Our youngest daughter is now almost 15 months. I came across John Rosemond's books almost 6 months ago, and realized that I needed to change the way I approached her sleep (she was...

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Peers Will Make or Break 15 YO Girl

Posted 3 weeks ago

15 year old daughter confessed to me last night that she went to the park before school and had sex with a boy a few weeks ago. She has had her period, so she doesn't believe she is pregnant. She...

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Follow Up Potty Training Question

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi Traci Turner, Regarding your answer to one of our questions from 10/22/2018… can I clarify something please...? 2. (Your answer): Day sleeps - Was he sleeping thru his nap with a pull up...

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The Picky Eating Toddler

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our son is 26 months old, and eats fairly well except for dinner. Currently, he eats meals seated on booster seat at the table at the same time we eat. He loves fruits, will eat nearly all...

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The Pestering Teen...

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are struggling with my 14 year old son. He constantly pesters sister dad and myself. We take away all electronic devices and that does not solve the problem. He is getting more stubborn every...

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Patience in Potty Training

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi. We are 8 days into toilet training our 31.5m old boy. Its been going well in that he is able to take himself to the potty and pee / poo when he needs to with and, frequently without...

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4 yo Kicking the Door in Timeout

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am having some behavioral issues with my very strong willed four year old daughter. She has become very sassy and disrespectful - sticking her tongue out at me, refusing to following...

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The High School Experiment

Posted 3 weeks ago

I feel like I ask the same questions all the time. My 12th grader is stressing me out, he is barely making his grades in school coming in at B, C, D's and E's. He's a good kid but I suspect...

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A Six Year old's School Struggles

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our 6 yo girl went to school this year and she faced three problems there: First, she doesn’t recognize teachers’ authority (although she has due respect to us parents). This problem is further...

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Clash of the 'Tot'ans

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a two-year-old and four-year-old who are constantly bickering! I have limited toys to one bin each. They start imaginary play with each other, which is great, but that turns into, "She...

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What to do when households have different rules for teen stepson?

Posted 3 weeks ago

My husband and I follow your columns (my mother quoted you regularly growing up, sometimes to our dismay) but now as a stepmother and father to a teenage boy, we find ourselves in a tough spot. We...

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GrandmaMa held hostage by the 4 year old

Posted 4 weeks ago

I am back peddling to hopefully resolve a problem I most Ilkely created! Just for transparency!,,,,,,,,, I am raising a 4.5 yr old Grandson. Due to circumstances far beyond our control...we...

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Clash of the "Tot"ans

Posted 4 weeks ago

I have a two year old and four year old who are constantly bickering! I have limited toys to one bin a piece. They start imaginary play with each other which is great but that turns into she...

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Toddler's Potty Woes

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi. We are starting toilet training using your method from your book. Our son is 31.5 months old and this is our first attempt at toilet training him. We are four days in and it’s been...

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Toddler's Toilet Troubles (Continued...)

Posted on 10/16/2018

I just wrote about starting toilet training my 19 month old (end of day 3) I also am struggling with how not to be around when it is potty time, because he doesn't know how to pull his pants down...

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21 mo hitter

Posted on 10/16/2018

My 21 mon old has started hitting, I know this is common but I want her to stop and know it’s not ok. It is primarily me the mother anytime she gets frustrated, which is often. I feel it has...

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Ah, the promises of a 13 year old...

Posted on 10/15/2018

What is your opinion on a 13 year old having an Instagram account? My son has promised he will keep his account private, share his password with me and only follow people he knows personally if I...

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Taming the Class Clown

Posted on 10/15/2018

My son is 8 years old and I'm trying the "out of the garden" to correct some behaviors. He's already corrected two of them but having trouble with his 3rd misbehavior which is having a good day at...

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Is Mom Micro-managing?

Posted on 10/15/2018

I just found my 14 y/o daughter has been hiding an electronic tablet in her room. She uses it "for homework and to talk to friends via instagram". She brought it from her dads house. She says I...

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Toddler's Toilet Troubles

Posted on 10/15/2018

We are at the end of day three on toilet training our 19 month old. I know it is early in the process, but I feel like he is already regressing. He doesnt even want to go near the potty now. He...

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Pull-Ups or No Pull-Ups for Naptime Potty Training?

Posted on 10/13/2018

Hi, We are starting toilet training using your method from your book. Our son is 31.5 months old and this is our first attempt at toilet training him. For night sleeps, he is in a pull-up...

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N75 Potty Training Method Questions

Posted on 10/13/2018

Hi We have started the toilet training for the first time with our 31.5month son using N75 method from the book. The challenge we are having is that he pees on the floor but then does not...

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TerribleTwo's toilet issues

Posted on 10/12/2018

This is a follow up to my latest question. I have tried the cleaning up after herself for my 2 1/2 year old that is still not potty trained. This has had no effect so far. She has even started...

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No Tolerance For Hitting

Posted on 10/11/2018

My grandson is the perfect student inside the classroom. However, when allowed outside to play, especially team sports such as basketball, he becomes very aggressive. He hits when something...

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Potty Problems

Posted on 10/10/2018

Our 3 year old (with a 2 month, 5 year, and 9 year also), is struggling with potty training. He won’t go potty until it is too late, so we are constantly cleaning up potty. He does fine at his...

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Two year old potty trained except at night

Posted on 10/9/2018

Hello! My son is two years and two months old now. We started potty training him about 3 months ago. We used Naked and 75 and it took about 7 days. They were stressful days, but it paid...

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Don't Play Dumb With Me

Posted on 10/9/2018

My son is 8 years old and is having behavioral problems. One of his issues is playing dumb. He always acts like he doesn't know what he's supposed to be doing and is always leaving his belongings...

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Tickets Explained

Posted on 10/8/2018

Hi. I'm not quite sure how the ticket system works. I have a 10yo boy who pesters like crazy if he doesn't get his way. He also talks very sassy to his parents and grandparents. I desperately need...

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3 yro trying to continue the royal treatment

Posted on 10/7/2018

Our three year old daughter is anxious and crying when my husband and I want to step out for dinner for a few hours She likes our nanny and knows her since she was four months old, however she is...

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5 yro tantrums

Posted on 10/7/2018

Hi there. We have an almost 6 year old girl who has horrific tantrums. They occur about once every two weeks. Is this normal? Our other kids tantrums were never this awful (even worse than the...

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Growing an Independent Three Year Old

Posted on 10/6/2018

Hello! Our daughter is three and a half years old, and we have noticed that she plays very little independently. When I start cooking, she wants to sit on the counter and help; when I do...

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