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Play/Sleep

Posted 2 days ago

When is the best time to transition my 2 year old from his crib to a bed? I’ve read that some parents let their children play in their rooms ... what is the balance between too much playing and...

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No Pull Ups Ever...Unless the Daycare Makes You

Posted 5 days ago

We started N75 with our 18 month old son three days ago. While it’s not been a walk in the park, he is making progress. Our daycare provider is on board with potty training him, but he must wear a...

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When Children Regress, Parents Must Stay the Course

Posted 6 days ago

So after battling our three year old hitting, biting and pushing in his class we’ve now enetered a new area of regression (I’m 7 months pregnant). He is now constantly having potty accidents at...

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No Pull Ups Ever

Posted 1 week ago

Why do you recommend no pull ups at night or ever? We are going to start daytime potty training and they have been wearing Pampers Easy Ups for quite some time, both day and night. Are you...

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FollowUp on 3YO Potty Training

Posted 1 week ago

I had asked the following: Do you daytime and nighttime train at the same time? And got the answer: No. Daytime first. Once Daytime is established, WELL established, start nighttime...

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Potty Training 3YO

Posted 1 week ago

We have twin girls that turned 3 in November. And yes, we are like many of the parent who are struggling with potty training. We tried before they were three and when it didn't work, we put them...

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2 yo Stay the Course with the Potty

Posted 1 week ago

My son is 27 month old and recently, and we started toilet training one week ago. The first five days we used N75 with thin cotton underwear and potty bell and allow him to run basically anywhere...

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Character training

Posted 2 weeks ago

After listening to John’s podcast “The pursuit of happiness” I wondered about some of the practical how to’s of discipling not only the behavior of our 12,10,2 1/2 year old boys but also the way...

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Two Year Old Having Panic Attacks at Bedtime

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a 2.5 year old girl who has never had a sleeping issue in her in life. She has always napped for 3-3.5 hours in the afternoon and around 10-11 hours at night. She transitioned into a big...

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Quiet Time for Mom

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have 32 month old twins and have been actively working on making the transition to season two as outlined in Making the Terrible Two’s Terriffic. I am introverted by nature and need times of...

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Craving mom

Posted 3 weeks ago

My almost 3 year old girl has seemed to have anxiety/fear since a very young age and it's building to unhealthy limits. At a young age, I would try to drop her off at church nursery, but she would...

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Two year old boy hitting

Posted on 1/17/2018

Hi there. One of our 2 year old twin boys (they turned two on October 31st) has recently started showing more aggression when he pitches fits. In the past, he would throw himself to the floor,...

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Toilet Training in the Great Outdoors

Posted on 1/9/2018

We started toilet training our 21 month old today and plan to stay close to home for the remainder of the week as he gets the hang of things. These next few days are predicted to be perfect for...

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Pull-Ups are Sabotaging Potty Training

Posted on 1/6/2018

Hello. My daughter is nearly 33 months old. My husband and I began her daytime toilet training one year ago. She is fully daytime trained with the occasional accident. She wears a pull up for naps...

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3 YO "Catching" Whining Bug from 2 YO

Posted on 12/31/2017

My 2 year old boy has really developed a whiny attitude. I know this is normal for a 2 year old based on what I've read in Rosemonds book about the transition from 2 to 3 but it has also started...

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2 yo Not Talking

Posted on 12/26/2017

My 25 month old grandson has not started talking yet. His parents are concerned. He has said a couple of words such as car and uh-oh. Should there be a reason to be concerned and/or consider him...

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Toilet Training Twins

Posted on 12/26/2017

I am on day 12 of potty training my 19 month old twins. I trained my older 2 at 16 and 17 months using your method, so this is not my first go-around, but the twin thing is proving to be a major...

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At What Age to Sit in the Pews?

Posted on 12/25/2017

Hi there, my 27 month old is quiet during mass. We don’t sit in the pews, but instead set up a corner in the back of the church where he can color, play with his trains, etc. We sit on the floor...

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Toddler throws items and hits things when frustrated.

Posted on 12/25/2017

Hi there, my 27 month old throws items when he gets frustrated. He also attempts to hit something when he doesn’t have anything to throw. We’ve taught him not to hit us or others, so now he hits...

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Toddler communicates by grunting, whining, and pointing.

Posted on 12/25/2017

Hello, my 27 month old has a speech delay and is currently in speech therapy. We are using sign language to help communicate. He becomes easily frustrated when we can’t understand what he’s...

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How long to allow a screaming toddler to scream.

Posted on 12/25/2017

In regards to the "tantrum room", how long is it okay to leave a screaming toddler in there? And how do you get them to stay in there? Should I be locking my daughter in or should I just...

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Letting toddlers play alone?

Posted on 12/23/2017

My daughter is 2 years old and recently I noticed that she doesn't play on her own very much anymore and is often looking for me and my wife to entertain her. I set up her room with a few things...

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17 month old Picky Eater

Posted on 12/18/2017

I have a 17month old son who is very uninterested in eating most of the time. I am still nursing but I would like to start weening in the next month but I’m concerned because he doesn’t seem to...

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21 Month Old Potty Training Hangup

Posted on 12/12/2017

I am potty training my 21 mo daughter, I followed N$75 for my son and it worked well, he was pretty well potty trained in 6 weeks, I started him at 23 months. We started my daughter almost 1...

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Sharing rooms...

Posted on 12/10/2017

Our 5 year-old daughter and 2 year-old son share a bedroom. By what age is it no longer appropriate for them to share? Our house has only two bedrooms, but we do have a plan in mind as to how...

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21 mo Taking Forever to "Get" Toilet Training

Posted on 12/4/2017

We started potty training our son at 21 months, same as we did our other 2 children at that age. We are still struggling with him though after two and half months. He does well when at home with a...

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3yo Licking toys

Posted on 12/3/2017

My 3 year old son has a habit of licking all of the toys at Mothers Morning Out (which he attends 2 mornings a week), "with compulsion" as his teachers describe. When it comes time to play...

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3 year old hitting at school

Posted on 12/3/2017

Our three-year-olds teacher is on board with the ticket system since he is being aggressive (the behavior we are targeting) at school as well. How should we work this out? She gives him 5 tickets...

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Toilet Training with Diapers?

Posted on 11/30/2017

I have a 3 year old grand daughter who is halfway potty trained in that she urinates on the potty and often refuses to poop on the potty . In order for her teacher and often her parents to not...

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Holiday Shuffle

Posted on 11/28/2017

This question is regarding the upcoming Christmas season and how to handle my mom and my in-laws. My husband and I have disagreements about how to handle both of our families during this time of...

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Toilet Training 21 mo, No Progress

Posted on 11/26/2017

We are on Day 6 of toilet training our 21-month old son with N75. We are seeing NO progress from Day 1 to today. We have gated off the kitchen because that is where we spend most of our time,...

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Toddlers Don't want to Stay in their Rooms

Posted on 11/25/2017

I am having a problem with keeping my 2 year old and 3 year old in their rooms when they are isolated from the family with misbehavior. Is it appropriate to gate this age? My husband and I are...

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A 27-month-old Hitter, Pusher

Posted on 11/20/2017

Our 27 month old son who goes to a child care center in a bible study once per week is hitting and pushing other babies in the class. He specifically hits the younger kids either with a toy or...

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Mornings with a Grumpy Toddler

Posted on 11/20/2017

We have a 27 month old boy who wakes up grumpy every morning. He sleeps well all night long after going to bed around 7:30pm and wakes up at 6am. It takes him 20-30 minutes for him to be happy in...

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Toilet Training Regression

Posted on 11/17/2017

Our daughter is 31 months. We started potty training at 16 months using N75, and used the potty bell and gate. She has been almost fully trained since 2 years. In fact, until about 3 weeks ago,...

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19 month old Potty Training at Night?

Posted on 11/10/2017

My husband and I just started potty training my 19 month old son today using the 'Naked and 75 method'. I am a little unclear if you recommend continuing to use diapers overnight or not. When my...

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Toilet Training Encouragement

Posted on 11/6/2017

I started my 21 month old son on N75 four days ago. I have read the book several times. The first day we had no success but I felt good that after he would wet or poop himself, he would run and...

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Three Year Old Obedient... Except With Mom

Posted on 10/26/2017

Hello and thank you for your time. We have a 3-year-old who is, most of the time, a very good and obedient boy. Let me rephrase that: He listens to his father 100% of the time. With his mother,...

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3 Year Old Tantruming

Posted on 10/25/2017

Please see my previous question. This here is background: I should add that he is ill with a cold. Monday and Tuesday of this week we tried to go back to a normal schedule since big sister had...

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Potty Training Refusal

Posted on 10/25/2017

We are on day 8 of the intervention suggested in Toilet Training without Tantrums. Our 37 mo son was partially potty trained with pee and a stool refuser. On the am of day 3, he went poop and pee...

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19 month old Screaming, 4 y/o Bothering

Posted on 10/23/2017

I need help!! My 19 month old has recently found her "voice". She is screaming this horrible high pitched scream when she can't communicate. Like a typical toddler she is quite bossy and gets...

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Shift Your Focus

Posted on 10/23/2017

I need some guidance with my two youngest children. I am a stay at home mother of four children. I currently have two in full time elementary school and two at home. The kids at home are 4 and...

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3 yo questions about death

Posted on 10/19/2017

Over the past year my (then 3 year old) son has attended two funerals, one for his great grandfather, and another for a young child in our church. He knows the part of the catechism about what...

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Appropriate Punishment for a Toddler

Posted on 10/11/2017

What is an appropriate way to punish a 17 month old for being bad (i.e. deliberately disobeying when I tell him not to do something) is time out appropriate for this age? If it is how do I even...

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Taming the Toddler Tantrums

Posted on 10/9/2017

Hi there, my 25 month old son is starting to have more tantrums at home and especially in public. I have heard of a tantrum spot where they can express themselves, alone. My question is- how long...

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post nap crankiness with 2 year old twins

Posted on 10/8/2017

What is the right way to handle 2-year-old post-nap tantrums/crankiness? My 29 month old boy/girl twins often are extremely out of sorts when they wake from their afternoon nap. Today my daughter...

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Little Meanie

Posted on 10/6/2017

Both sets of my 3 year old's grandparents live out of state. When they come to visit they typically stay for several days at our home. Last time his grandmother was in town my son sternly told her...

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Potty Time Party Boy

Posted on 10/3/2017

We are in the process of potty training our 21 month old son, 3 weeks in using N75, except at night and naps he is in a diaper. We have had some days of great success using the potty bell, except...

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2 yo sleep troubles

Posted on 9/18/2017

We have had our 2 year old grandson since birth and have finally started adoption proceedings. He is a Fetal Alcohol Effect baby and is dealing with a number of delays. We have a speech,...

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Toddler Anxiety After Displacement

Posted on 9/4/2017

Hi there, we were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Our house flooded by a few inches, but we still had to relocate until we're able to redo some parts of our house. My husband, 24 month old son, and...

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