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Only an Adult Chronologically

Posted 2 days ago

Our 19 year old daughter is living at home and working full time as a nursing aide at a local hospital. She has quit nursing school (the co-vid online situation did not work out well for her). In...

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Potty Training day 3

Posted 6 days ago

My son is 18 months old and for the past 3 days I have been trying to potty train him. It has been a big fail so far. He doesn’t seem to know when he needs to go. He has a surprised look on his...

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Potty Training day 3

Posted 6 days ago

My son is 18 months old and for the past 3 days I have been trying to potty train him. It has been a big fail so far. He doesn’t seem to know when he needs to go. He has a surprised look on his...

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Potty Training

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I've read the book, Terrific Twos, and just started the potty training. (25 months old). First attempt at having her sit on the potty upon waking. She refused, ran away. Should I force her...

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Resistant to potty training

Posted 1 week ago

I need help...or maybe just encouragement. I’m in week 4 of potty training my 25 month old daughter. After trying N75 for 2 weeks I “upped the ante” by implementing the gate and bell. After 2...

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My Toddlers Are Ignoring Me

Posted 1 week ago

For a few months now, my toddlers (both age 2.5) have stopped wanting to hang out with me. They're both pretty good at playing independently and occupying themselves, and they seem to enjoy it....

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Working on misbehaviors

Posted 1 week ago

Hi! I want to work on my 4.5 year olds screaming fits and hitting. It seems like the hitting is a good target behavior for the ticket system . It seems like screaming could be dealt with in...

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dad on very different page

Posted 1 week ago

Do you have any advice for a parent who is the primary disciplinarian in a 2-parent household? For example, after my daughter receives punishment from me for a misbehavior, her dad will often...

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Phone Detox

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for any direction. We found about 19 months ago our daughter was cutting, this was in December of her 7th-grade year. She broke down saying she's wanted to tell us but couldn't figure out...

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Potty Bell

Posted 2 weeks ago

We’ve implemented potty bell. Sometimes she sits for 3 seconds then pops up and goes somewhere else, and other times she doesn’t want to sit at all. We’ve had zero success on the toilet. We are...

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When Mom Makes a Mistake

Posted 2 weeks ago

What is the best way to recover after making a mistake? For instance, if 3 children are very close in age, and you punish the wrong child for something you later find out their sibling had done.

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Insistence Will Lead To Resistance From Teenage Boy

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am a single mom with only one child, my 15yo son. He has recently started saying that he "isn't hungry" at dinnertime, or will "eat later", and says he doesn't want to eat with me. He often does...

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Big Sister 11 wants some space from 8 year old brother

Posted 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the thoughtful and helpful ways you've equipped me as a parent since signing up to this site. I've come to understand that I should let my kids resolve issues they have with...

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Self-Destructing Son

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am so thankful for this site and your support. I feel empowered and encouraged. It seems very recently that whenever my son is asked to do a chore, he injures himself. These are simple age...

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Help! Quarantine Has Thrown a Kink in Our Schedule!

Posted 3 weeks ago

My husband has been working from home for the last few months and this has brought new challenges with our 5 and 6 year old boys. Prior to him working from home I had a routine of them playing in...

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Navigating the grieving process.

Posted 3 weeks ago

My spouse recently died at home under hospice care. He had been ill for 5 years. Our grandchildren live close and have been partially living with us since they were born. We all are devastated. I...

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Help! Potty Training Isn't Working!

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have read the toilet training book and have been trying N75 with my 2-year-old daughter. After 5 days she has had zero success going in the potty. Peeing on the floor and down her legs does not...

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Son hits himself when he loses TV privileges

Posted 3 weeks ago

When my son loses his tv privileges he starts hitting himself, screaming, saying he’s stupid, he hates himself etc and beginning he will do anything to earn tv back (I say no). There clearly is an...

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Naked and $75 recommendations

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are nearing the end of the 2nd month of potty training. Our about-to-turn-two year old is only going when we take her, and has had only a few successes, where she sits on her potty and does her...

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Incorporating the Potty Bell

Posted 4 weeks ago

We are in a short term rental with all tile floor, so I thought why not take the diapers off our 17 month old and put the potty chair out. We’re one month in and she now tells me after she has...

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It's ok if I loose a ticket!

Posted 4 weeks ago

My daughter, who turned three in March, seems to think she’s an equal party in our family (I.e a 3rd adult to my husband and I). She uses our words against us, talks back, tells us “no”. I’ve put...

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The Doctor Gets The Wiggles Out

Posted 4 weeks ago

Please can you give me some helpful pointers on how to deal with the issue of my 8 year son not sitting still for some activities. He's a nice, sensitive boy but I can't seem to understand why...

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Teen drug use is complicated.

Posted 4 weeks ago

My 14 yr. old son had sleep over with classmate. During the evening the boys contacted an older boy & arranged to meet him to buy edible marijuana. After the adults went to bed, they left the...

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Toddler Tests the Car Seat Limits

Posted on 6/13/2020

My 18 month old always gets a short time out when he hits or throws food. Consequently, he almost never hits or throws food any more. However, since we have been going out more, he is now testing...

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No More Naps? Call the Doctor!

Posted on 6/12/2020

I’ve written about our middle son previously. He turned 4 a few weeks ago. He no longer naps but seems really tired during the day. He whines, seems clumsy (which I believe to be related to being...

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Tips for Purging Toys

Posted on 6/11/2020

My kids have too many toys, dolls and stuffed animals. They are ages 10, 7, 4, and 1. For the older three kids can I just get rid of things without their knowing, or do I need to talk to them...

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Talking to Kids About Dyslexia

Posted on 6/11/2020

My son has a moderate case of dyslexia, and he is 10. Our daughter, who is 7, has a mild case of dyslexia. Our son, of course, knows he is dyslexic, however, we have not told our daughter she is...

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Potty Training

Posted on 6/4/2020

We are doing the naked and $75 method, and I have a couple questions. Our daughter is 19 months old and we've been at it for about a week. We've showed her where her pottys are (one in the kitchen...

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Car Seat Blues with 2-Year-Old

Posted on 6/4/2020

Hi our son is about 2 years and 3 months old and he has decided that he doesn't like being strapped into his carseat. As soon as I pull out of the driveway (sometimes before), he will slip his...

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6 YO Girl Behaving Inappropriately with Friends and Lying About It

Posted on 6/2/2020

Private parts My 6 year old daughter and her friend, a boy have gotten in to trouble lately, because they keep trying to sneak off and pee in front of each other. I’m concerned because they...

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Alpha Speech to Help 2 Year Old and Mom

Posted on 6/2/2020

I would like a new behavioral strategy for dealing with my 2.5 year old. He hits and doesn’t listen when I am occupied with my 5 month old. When I put him in timeout, I have to hold him and then...

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Teen in charge spells disaster.

Posted on 6/2/2020

15yr old daughter is only happy if everything is going her way. If something doesn’t suit her she ignores the family at dinner and on picnics And other family outings. But when her friend comes...

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How to Achieve Peaceful Coexistence Between Children

Posted on 5/31/2020

I have a 6-year-old, and 2.5 year old. They are fighting A LOT. What’s the best way to discipline them? I try to let them work it out as much as I can, but it’s constant. Older child ripping toys...

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Complaining 6 year old

Posted on 5/27/2020

Hi, I have a 6 y.o. girl. She has days when she is happy with things, but most of the time she shows a negative attitude. Overall she is a good child. However, no matter what we do or don’t do...

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Teach instead of rescue.

Posted on 5/27/2020

My 11 year old daughter has noticed that her 8 year old brother is academically more able than she is, particularly in Maths. Over the years, we've repeatedly told her to celebrate her own...

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"Battle of the Wills" With 2 Year Old Is Frustrating

Posted on 5/26/2020

How should we handle a 23-month-old that has been hitting or attempting to hit for a few months now when angry or not permitted to do what she wants?

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Disrespectful Tween

Posted on 5/22/2020

My 11 year old daughter gets upset when I correct her and calls me names in her heart not aloud; but she later tells me those rude things and apologises. (The most recent name she called me...

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"Battle of the Wills" with 2 Year Old is Frustrating

Posted on 5/21/2020

How should we handle a 23 months old that has been hitting us or attempting to hit, for a few months now, when angry or not permitted to do what she wants? Such as not being diaper changed or not...

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John Rosemond Books in Spanish

Posted on 5/21/2020

What books does John have in spanish?

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Pooping "Beacuse I Want To"

Posted on 5/21/2020

My very bright 3.5 year old has been potty training for over a year--it's not that he doesn't get it (he got the pooping pretty quickly within a month) but it's about control. He's very spirited,...

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Three Snaps & out of the Spotlight

Posted on 5/20/2020

I have a just-turned 3-year-old son. He has a problem with needing constant attention. My husband and I routinely engage in our own activities around our son, and he can entertain himself well, so...

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Attention seeking years.

Posted on 5/20/2020

My three-year-old son has issues with being "ignored." I've already asked a question regarding his behavior around his grandparents (whom we live with), but I'd like some clarification regarding...

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The Frustration of Regression

Posted on 5/19/2020

Our daughter will be three next month. She has been doing great with potty training until recently. Our one year old just learned to walk so we’ve been praising him a lot more and he’s been...

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Curbing Unhealthy Snack Attacks

Posted on 5/18/2020

My son is an 8 years old only child. He wasn't a chubby baby, but he's becoming a chubby boy. He's getting a belly and love handles. He is 4'7" and weighs in at 95lbs. His food choices are high...

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Potty trainning process under control.

Posted on 5/18/2020

We started potty training our girl at 22 months, in the 4th week now. She knows we go in the bathroom and wants to go in there, but she's developed a habit of standing on a stool to wash her...

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Wind Fear

Posted on 5/17/2020

Our 3and 1/2 year old is terrified of the wind and refuses to go outside. We have tried logic. Occasionally we get her outside and if she sees a lizard or cool bug she will be delighted and have...

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Posted on 5/14/2020

I submitted a question in 4/27/2020. No reply.....can someone explain? Thanks

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