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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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Entertain Yourself

Posted on 9/9/2014

How long is it fair to expect a 15 month old to entertain himself? Will it spoil him if I sit in his play area with him when he plays since otherwise he cries and screams (for a VERY long time)?

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Six Month Old Refusing Baby Food

Posted on 9/5/2014

My 6 month old is having a very hard time adjusting to eating baby food. He cries and screams and flings his body away trying to avoid the spoon. I tried singing to him and making it more fun and...

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15 months old Too Young to Toilet Train?

Posted on 8/28/2014

Is 15 months too young to start potty training our son? I have to go out of town in October and then we will have company for a few months so I would really like to do it before there are major...

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14 month old Not Sitting Still

Posted on 8/15/2014

Our son is 14 months old. Because of difficulty finding a good church we haven't regularly attended church in about a year. Now that we have moved and are once again attending service we find he...

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14 month old Screaming Fits

Posted on 8/12/2014

Our 14 month old son has started screaming like a banshee when he doesn't get his way. Currently we are trying to put him in "time out" in his playpen in his bedroom until he calms down but it...

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Baby Pinching and Screaming

Posted on 8/10/2014

My 10 month old granddaughter has started to pinch me and screams as loud as she can ! What is going on ? Is there anything I can do to get my sweet baby back ?!

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Baby in Bed is Simply a Bad Habit

Posted on 8/6/2014

I have an 8 month old baby, he suffered from colics the first few months and I feel his sleeping patterns were affected by this. I noticed he does not sleep like other babies do, he sleeps less...

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1 yo Fits, Feeding a Food Flinger

Posted on 7/16/2014

My daughter just turned one, and has been showing more of her personality the past few weeks. During most diaper and clothing changes, she screams and fights us the entire time. She is very...

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6 month old's father is working overseas

Posted on 5/3/2014

Will my long distance marriage significantly adversely affect my son? How can I help my son? My husband lives and works overseas and is only able to be home for 3 weeks a year. Our son is 6...

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7 mo parents let her watch television

Posted on 4/27/2014

My seven month old granddaughter's parents have the TV turned to a children's program two or more hours a day in the living room where she plays. She actually watches it quite a bit, turning to...

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Potty Training Success Story

Posted on 4/22/2014

This isn't a question, but I had asked for your advice 2 weeks ago regarding my 2 year old and her toilet training, well once again your advice worked I kept using the bell and gate and after...

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16 mo toilet training

Posted on 4/12/2014

My wife and I have been trying to start toilet training our 16 month old toddler and have both read the Toilet Training without tantrums. Do you have any advice for how to approach getting our...

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New Question

Posted on 3/15/2014

I recently inquired about how to get my 10 month old to sleep through the night without bringing him into bed with us. I was offered the suggestion to soothe him every five minutes etc. How will I...

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17 month old has atrocious table manners

Posted on 3/5/2014

Hello there, How much should you realistically expect out of a 17-month-old in terms of table manners? Our daughter still enjoys dropping food to the floor - sometimes it means "I am done with...

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18 month old is all but toilet trained

Posted on 2/26/2014

I have been doing N75 with my daughter. She is 18 months old. She does great during the day and rarely has accidents. I am using a diaper at nap time and during the night (waiting for some...

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9 month old difficulty going to sleep

Posted on 2/20/2014

We have a 9 month old who is not sleeping through the night consistently. Maybe once every two weeks he will sleep for a straight 10 hours. Our two year old started sleeping through the night at 5...

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Scheduled Feedings or On-Demand Feedings for Grandbaby

Posted on 2/10/2014

We have a 4 week old grandson who is a happy peaceful baby. The only problem is that he wants to nurse about every hour or so and the mother obliges. She is now exhausted and needs her husbands...

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Does an 18 month old need naps?

Posted on 2/7/2014

I have a question about my 18 month old, who is quite different from my older two in terms of napping, so I need a little expert advice: is it a biological necessity for him to nap during the day...

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18 month old eating problems

Posted on 11/28/2013

My 18 month old baby girl will only eat carbs. I try to get her to eat other stuff, but she just shakes her head. I put her at the table and walk away, but she wont eat. I work in the morning...

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16 Month Old ~ Entertaining Themselves

Posted on 11/12/2013

I am not sure what is developmentally appropriate behavior for a 16 month old. She is very demanding of attention and more or less wants entertained most of the time. However, she gravitates...

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18 Month Old Screamer

Posted on 10/15/2013

We have 4 YO and 18 MO boys. From the time I get home from work at 4 PM until bedtime at 7:15 PM, the baby screams unless he is being held. Daycare does not report behavior like this at all, and...

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Cling-On Toddler

Posted on 10/7/2013

I have a 15 month old daughter who, from the moment I pick her up from daycare to bedtime, is stuck to me like velcro. She would like to be in my arms or have me playing with her all evening. ...

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2 year old : N75 regression other

Posted on 8/21/2013

23 month old son was easily potty trained with N75. Used bell and gate in beginning but son quickly figured out what to do. No accidents for almost 6 weeks. We have now had 3 accidents in 2 days....

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5 year old : Recentering large family

Posted on 5/22/2013

My husband and I have four children, 5 and under. My question is more general - when dealing with a large number of small children (and my husbands demanding work schedule), what are realistic...

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1 year old : Misbehavior in 1 year old

Posted on 4/18/2013

It seems our 1 year old is showing willful disobedience. We tell our son "no" for things and try to redirect but he does them again and again. Things like turning over and not being cooperative...

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1 year old : Independent Play Time

Posted on 4/18/2013

Is it ok to start teaching our 1 year old how to play independently? He screams and cries when I put him in any type of enclosure if he can't get "free" (even when I arrange the furniture in a way...

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1 year old : is 20 months old too young to show anger

Posted on 3/19/2013

Our 20 month old, happy independent little girl, is suddenly throwing things when we say no to her with the angriest look!. She'll follow requests to put down an item she shouldn't have, but then...

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1 year old : Difficulty potty training for poop

Posted on 3/19/2013

She holds the poop all day and is very uncomfortable and whines because she cannot poop in the potty with ease. She has no problem with tee tee all day long but holds the poop. The longer she...

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