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Picky picky picky!

Posted today

My two year old grandson will only eat yogurt and cheese at my house and is picky at his grandad's as well. He does drink milk and juice. If I put out fruit or other foods, he won't even try...

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Night Time Accidents

Posted 2 days ago

Background: We started training my daughter at 20 months and she was quickly and easily trained, lucky me. At 24 months we stopped diapers and naptime with great success. Issue: In November, at...

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Grandparents navigating parenting.

Posted 6 days ago

My daughter was killed in a car wreck 6 months ago which left her two year old an orphan. His dad is not involved at all so my son, my ex-husband and I are helping raise him. He has been very...

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Half Accidents

Posted 1 week ago

We started potty training my son at 23 months. He is now 26 and has been "mostly" trained for at least a couple of months. We still have a couple of issues. He sometimes has accidents at...

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Separate but Equal

Posted 1 week ago

I have an introverted, sensitive (gentle and kind) four-year-old son and an extroverted, physically rambunctious two-year-old son. The two year old is physically aggressive (biting and hitting)...

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When to Start Potty Training?

Posted 2 weeks ago

I’m wondering about the best time to start potty training. Today my 18 month old daughter told me in the car “poo poo! Poo poo!” and started whining. I told her we were almost home and she was...

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Back to the Basics of N75

Posted 2 weeks ago

My 2.5 year old (32 months) has been potty trained for several months but recently has decided he won't go independently. He has access to both a small potty and the regular potty with a...

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Early Morning Wake Up Call

Posted 3 weeks ago

A couple of week ago I asked your help with our daughter (1.5y) who was waking up once or twice a night. I nursed her back to sleep but was feeling exhausted after 1.5y of broken nights. One of...

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Anger Begets Anger

Posted on 1/17/2019

I need advice on losing my temper with my kids. They are 3 and 6 and occasionally I lose my temper- scream at them, sometimes use a swear word and am just mean to them. Yes they have done...

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A Mother's Defeat????

Posted on 1/7/2019

Part of John Rosemond's advice is to stay calm. It sounds simple, but I've read the well behaved child and making the terrible twos terrific, but I still can't figure out how to stay calm. I tried...

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Who's the Boss? 3-Year-Old Monitors Younger Sibling

Posted on 1/6/2019

Hello! Our oldest daughter (3.5 years) watches over our youngest (1.5). For instance, whenever our youngest is doing something harmful or dangerous our oldest calls me. Lately she also started...

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N75 with 18 month old

Posted on 1/4/2019

We are on day 5 of N75 with our 18 month old son, and we're wondering if any of this is sinking in with him. He is a smart kid, but extremely opinionated and stubborn. He refuses to stay put on...

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Soaking wet toddler at night worries Mom

Posted on 1/1/2019

My husband and I started N75 with our 18-month-old son yesterday, and as I was starting this question, my son had his first success going pee in the potty. It's been nonstop accidents up to this...

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Too many toys overwhelm Mom of 2 and 4 year old

Posted on 12/31/2018

We have toys and stuff animal overload. From the year and now Christmas has put us over the top! I have a two year old and four year old. Do I include them in the decluttering process? How do you...

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children not listening

Posted on 12/23/2018

Hello. A tiny bit about us: I had 5 children in 4.5 years: 3 girls then twin boys, now 6, 4.5, 3, & 18 mos (x2). I stay at home and do not work. The 6 yr old is in Kinder and other two girls...

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Potty Training at Preschool

Posted on 12/16/2018

We started potty training my son 5 weeks ago when he was almost 23 months old using the "Naked and $75" method. We were so pleased/surprised that within a week or so he seemed to get it! He has...

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Discipline Drama

Posted on 12/13/2018

I have a 2.5 (boy) and 3.5 (girl) year old, and my girl constantly is taking things from her brother. He doesn’t tend to fight back much. I’m wondering when I can expect my daughter to stop...

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Little Slugger

Posted on 12/4/2018

Not sure if you can see my previous questions but my daughter 22 months is still hitting. In fact it’s getting worse. She really only hits me, occasionally my husband. Last suggestion was to put...

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Expecting Manners at Age Two?

Posted on 11/29/2018

Our son will be 3 in a few months He is very verbal and outgoing which can sometimes get us into trouble. Anticipating the holidays coming up and him receiving gifts, do you have any advice on...

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Potty Persistence

Posted on 11/26/2018

My daughter just turned 2, and we started trying to potty train her about 4 weeks ago. We kept her naked and stayed home as much as possible in the beginning. Sometimes she'll go 60-90 minutes...

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To Share or Not To Share

Posted on 11/23/2018

I have two daughters. Ages 34 months and 4. I am seeing a trend with my four year old not wanting to play independently. She tries to take over whatever the youngest is playing with and wants the...

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Two Year Old's Toilet Regression

Posted on 11/19/2018

I have a 25 month old boy. When he was 23 months old, we began potty training him. He was in thin cotton underpants during day and night for one month. We were mostly successful with him going...

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Toddler Takes Over the Table

Posted on 11/12/2018

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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Have You Hugged Someone Today?

Posted on 11/8/2018

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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Toilet Training Toddler

Posted on 11/6/2018

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 on 11/6/2018

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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Toddler's Failure to Poop in the Potty

Posted on 11/1/2018

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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Starting Naked and 75

Posted on 10/28/2018

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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Follow Up Potty Training Question

Posted on 10/23/2018

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 on 10/23/2018

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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Patience in Potty Training

Posted on 10/22/2018

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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Clash of the "Tot"ans

Posted on 10/17/2018

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 on 10/17/2018

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. We are four days in and it’s been...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sibling Rivalry or Sibling Abuse?

Posted on 10/4/2018

Hello! We have two daughters (3.5 years and 14 months). Lately we have seen increased incidents where the youngest bites or hits the oldest or the oldest pushes the youngest away (our oldest...

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Transition period is at hand for 20 month

Posted on 9/19/2018

Our 20 month old daughter repeats Mama for much of the day. If not answered promptly, the Mamas get louder and more irate. Sometimes she doesn’t want anything but my attention—especially if I am...

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Toilet Training on the Run

Posted on 9/14/2018

We are following N75 with our 23-month-old. It is only day four, so I know I need to be patient. We are still having more accidents than successes, but are sticking with it as I know it's still...

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How to Deal With Potty Accidents at Home

Posted on 9/14/2018

My two and a half year old has been potty training for 7 months. She does great when out. When we are home she pees on herself and says nothing. This is ONLY happening at home. What are we to do???

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How to Spend Time with Spoiled Grandchildren

Posted on 9/13/2018

We have followed you for 39 years!! Congrats! Time for a grandparent question. Our son who is 38 yr old married has 2 children, 3 and 1 yr. He and his wife have decided not to set boundaries...

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Routine Chart for Toddler

Posted on 9/5/2018

Routine daily tasks are a struggle with my 23 month old. Brushing teeth, putting her hair up, taking it down, scrubbing in the bath, washing her hair, and when I have to do them all at bedtime...

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19 mo potty training

Posted on 8/31/2018

My 19 month old is using the Naked and 75 method and in my mind making great progress. We are 3 weeks into training. For the first week she was having accidents around the house and was not...

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18m & 6 yrs Daughters Dealing with Dad's Death

Posted on 8/26/2018

Does John have any writings on children dealing with the death of a parent? My 37yo husband suffered a heart attack and passed away while we were on a family vacation last month (totally...

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Food throwing toddler

Posted on 8/24/2018

My 19 month old throws food defiantly and we are so tired of this battle that’s been occurring for almost 1 yr now, we have tried taking food away immediately, saying “no food stays on your tray”...

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Toliet training

Posted on 8/24/2018

The potty training program is not working. I've been doing it for about a week with my 23 month old. The first two days he peed in the potty 2x each day. Since then he hasn't peed in the potty...

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