21 month old just wants to have fun!

Posted on 5/7/2018

Our son is 21 months and really likes to run. This has manifested in two different ways. One, he really likes to be chased. He will do bad things on purpose so that my wife and I have to chase...

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A Toddler Bucket of Sass

Posted on 4/30/2018

My 16 month old shook her finger and said no no in a sassy way after my husband told her no when touching something she shouldn’t. How do I correct the sass back at this age appropriately?

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Cries from afar

Posted on 4/24/2018

My son and daughter-in-law put my 11 month old grandson in the nursery during Sunday morning church service for the first time, and he screamed so loud that the pastor even paused his sermon. Mom...

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2.5 year old tantrum must be contained and not punished

Posted on 3/25/2018

What is the appropriate reaction/action or punishment for a 2.5 year old that is throwing a tantrum and then it escalates into hitting or pushing myself or his nanny or his 5 year old...

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1 Year Old and Table Manners

Posted on 1/31/2018

My one year old has starting dropping food off side of high chair, yelling when she wants out, and sometimes refusing to eat what I have cooked. How do I teach her manners in her high chair?

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Posted on 1/22/2018

My one year old has a new love for pinching. She looks me square in the eyes, pinches me, and grunts. Then she waits for a response. I’ve tried time out with pillow in between us calmly telling...

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Failure to Bond?

Posted on 12/4/2017

I have a question about bonding. We are first-time parents to a very lively and happy 17 month little girl. We struggled for years to become pregnant with two failed IVF attempts and through egg...

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Toddler training

Posted on 8/6/2017

My husband and I are looking for advice on how to discipline our 16 month old. He is a very energetic toddler, running around and getting into everything he can. We have a baby gate up to stop him...

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Consequences when Room Sharing

Posted on 7/29/2017

We are using the ticket system with great success! It is really helping. Thankfully we have not had to send any kids to their rooms for a super long period of time but I want to be prepared for...

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Baby Loves Music!

Posted on 6/22/2017

I have a 14 month old who loves to listen to music. During the day, he will use sign language to tell me he wants to listen to music and I will turn Pandora on the TV. There is no music video but...

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No, No, No!

Posted on 3/10/2017

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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YMCA child care ok for 1 yo?

Posted on 2/16/2017

What are your thoughts on letting kids stay in child care at local YMCA for one to two hours a day. I stay at home with them. They are 1 and 2. I am worried that may be to much time away from me...

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To potty train or not.

Posted on 2/8/2017

Would you please help me clarify some reasonable expectations for our potty-training journey? We're three days in with an 18-month-old boy. I'm realizing that this is going to be a long process,...

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Traveling and Potty Training

Posted on 2/6/2017

We're starting potty-training with my 18-month-old son. I've tried to block off this month as much as possible, but I'm realizing that we're going to have to make some trips (store, church, a...

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18 mo Won't Stay on Potty

Posted on 2/6/2017

I'm potty-training my 18-month-old son, and I'm a little confused about what to do if he doesn't want to sit on the potty. I've read TTWT and a lot of the QAs on this site, but I still don't...

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One Little Monkey on the Bed

Posted on 12/18/2016

Hello... We have two turned two in September and our youngest will be one in February...within the past couple of days, our two year old has stopped listening to us.. After telling...

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4 1/2 mo Waking at Night

Posted on 11/28/2016

I need some guidance on how to get my 4 1/2 month old to sleep better during the night. I have been using the baby wise method of eat, wake, sleep during the day and trying to get him to have...

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Fussy Infant

Posted on 11/22/2016

Greetings: We have a fussy 1 month old. He has gained 2 lbs since weighs 10 lbs. Screams and acts uncomfortable all day and most of night. Breast and bottle feeding, but doesn't...

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16 mo Tantrums

Posted on 10/4/2016

At what age do you recommend starting the tantrum place? My son is 16 months old and has a bad habit of screaming when he doesn't get his way, which happens 10+ times a day. I'm not sure whether...

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Jealous 16-Month-Old

Posted on 8/3/2016

My husband and I have a jealous 16 month old. She is the 4th child. The oldest are (twins) 4.5 yrs and one who is 3.5 yrs. Whenever I am holding one of the other children she begins pulling at...

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14 month-old Tantrums, Revisited

Posted on 5/26/2016

My fourteen month old is having all out tantrums when she doesn't get her way. It's over things like not letting her have more Cheerios (and I'm offering plenty of other options of foods I know...

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14-month-old Tantrums?

Posted on 5/23/2016

Our 14 month old daughter has been having some all out tantrums for the last month or so. I'm not sure what to do about it since she's so young. Sometimes it's clear that she just wants her own...

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16 mo. old screamer

Posted on 4/28/2016

My almost 16 month old daughter is a screamer. It's not a new behavior; she's been doing it for quite some time. She screams if I tell her to sit and wait in the high chair, if a sibling takes...

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Sleep Training 5 month old

Posted on 4/15/2016

My daughter is trying to "sleep train" my 5 month old only grandchild. The baby is awake every few hours at night and her mom is exhausted. What are some tips for getting this very healthy...

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Diaper "Trauma"

Posted on 2/25/2016

When speaking about toilet training and stating that I took my sons diapers away at 17 mo another mom replies with "I don't want to push going potty because I don't want to traumatize her". (Yes,...

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Is Time Away from Babies Is Okay?

Posted on 2/1/2016

I have 8 month old boy/girl twins and currently travel 1-2 nights a couple times a month for business. Otherwise I work from home and we have a wonderful full time nanny that helps with the...

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7 month old nippy while breastfeeding

Posted on 1/19/2016

How should I respond when my seven month old bites while breastfeeding to discourage the behavior?

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18 mo Sleeping Issues

Posted on 12/28/2015

HI there, I need help with my 18 month old boy. He has been sleeping poorly, crying at bedtime (7:30 or 8pm), waking at 6am before everyone else, crying hysterically..takes a very brief nap and...

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Toddler, Baby Squabbles

Posted on 11/17/2015

Dear John or other panel members, I have two wonderful, beautiful grandsons, ages 33 mo. and six months that I see about once a week. They are both happy children but lately Alex (the 33 mo...

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6 mo Sleep Training

Posted on 11/16/2015

My third child is 6.5 months old. He has acid reflux which is slightly complicated by tracheomalacia. Until recently he would occassionally choke on his spit up in the middle of the night...

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18 month old head -banger

Posted on 11/12/2015

I have an 18 month old son that has started head banging out of anger. If he doesn't get his way, he will immediately bash his head- into the table, chair, floor, wall, whatever he is near. Most...

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16-mo Resisting the Potty

Posted on 10/26/2015

Hi, I have an almost 16 month old whom I have been trying to 'poo train', meaning whenever I catch him trying to do a poo, I will put him on the potty. This has gone well and he has peed and pooed...

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Sibling Conflict

Posted on 10/16/2015

Hi, We have five home schooled children 8yo,7yo,5yo,4yo,1yo. The eldest is popular with all our children and the 7yo boy vies for her attention and playtime against the 5yo girl . The question...

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15 mo Terrible Twos?

Posted on 10/8/2015

My 15 month old seems to have launched into the terrible twos. Is it possibleat this young age? Overnight, he seems to have turned into a discontented little boy. He whines and tantrums all day...

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Share and Share Alike

Posted on 9/18/2015

1st question: What do you recommend in terms of a 1 year old and a 4 year old sharing toys? They can't effectively play together because of their ages. He grabs hers, and she grabs whatever he is...

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Stop Clinging!

Posted on 9/18/2015

HI there, my 14.5 month old has recently become very clingy and wants to be carried about or for me to sit down with him to play very frequently. If I put him down to eat or do chores, I get soooo...

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13 month old Separation Anxiety

Posted on 9/12/2015

My husband and I are curious about some strange behavior from our 13 month old. She usually goes to daycare while we work, but occasionally one of us will stay home with her. If I am home with...

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Discipline a 13 Month Old?

Posted on 9/9/2015

My 13mo likes to knock chairs over. Can a child this age be disciplined and what is the best way to do it? I tell him "No chairs!" and put him in a playpen for a couple minutes but it hasn't...

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Not Sleeping...

Posted on 8/18/2015

What is your opinion of "Ferberizing"? I have 4 month old (born at 36weeks) who at 3 months old slept 6-8hours at a stretch each night for a week but now back to waking every 3 hours currently. We...

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4 yo Attention Seeking, Disrespectful

Posted on 7/28/2015

I have a 4 year old girl whom we just dealt with tantrums by expecting a 14-day without a meltdown method. She has earned back all her books and toys in her room. It has been 6-7 weeks since the...

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1 YO Can't Sleep without Swaddler

Posted on 7/19/2015

I have a just-turned 1 year old boy who has been sleeping in a swaddle bag (love me baby/love to dream) since he was born and I did try to wean about 6-7 months ago, he was up all night for 2...

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12 month old Fussy Eater

Posted on 6/25/2015

HI there, I have a 12 month old who is fussy at mealtimes. We mash and puree food for him and feed it to him. He won't eat most things without a distraction in front of him - i.e. a toy or...

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3 1/2 Year Old Resentful of Baby Brother

Posted on 1/27/2015

HI there, I need advice on handling a 3.5 year old who gets resentful over the attention her 6.5 month old brother gets from me (I am full time at home with both of them). Also resents that he...

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Sleep Training Newborn

Posted on 12/12/2014

My question is simple- i have been looking all over for your simple method on getting an infant to sleep through the night and can't locate it in books or on the website yet i know that I've read...

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17 month old Head Banger

Posted on 10/30/2014

our son started banging his head when he was upset when he was really little (maybe about 6 months old), I ignored it because I figured he would put two and two together and realize he was hurting...

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8 month old wants his toys back!

Posted on 10/24/2014

My son is turning 8 months in about a week and has had an ongoing issue with toys/objects being taken away from him. He will scream and cry for times ranging from 10 minutes to over an hour (those...

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1 yo Divorce/Custody Issues

Posted on 10/24/2014

Dear Dr. Rosemond, I have an 18 month old daughter who is a normal, happy toddler. My soon-to-be-ex husband is my concern. He was never good with change, but the birth of our daughter catalyzed...

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Temper, Temper

Posted on 10/19/2014

Our daughter is 15 months old, and has started scratching others in the face. We immediately pulled her arms down by her side, give her a very stern look, and say no! Even though we are very...

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19 mo boy and toilet training

Posted on 10/8/2014

I'm in week 3 of toilet training my 19 month, 1 week old son. I've been using the potty bell and I know it gets his attention but he won't go sit on the potty. When I tell him to go sit and...

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Team approach to potty training

Posted on 9/9/2014

I started potty training my 34-month old son a week ago. I wish I hadn't been so lax about when to begin but I listened to the speak about readiness signs, a boy taking longer, and not pressuring...

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