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Run Away 2 Year Old

Posted 1 week ago

We have a two year old boy (turned 2 in March) and he is always on the go. So much so that we don't go out to restaurants or a lot of other public places because he just wants to run off. And then...

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Who's In Charge?

Posted 1 week ago

I asked a question recently related to potty training and part of the answer was that I needed to reestablish myself as the head of the household. And that is so true!!! I have had an in going...

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Bed wetting for 20 month old

Posted 2 weeks ago

So, I have been observing things for a bit and it turns out my daughter is definitely asleep when she wets her bed at night. So, how do we handle this? She’s 20 months, and we’ve been potty...

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Potty Training after Set Back

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am one week into potty training my son, who just turned two years old. I had read John's book and was ready to be cool and calm, but that only lasted a couple of days. We had some early success...

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Twin won't stop hurling toys

Posted 2 weeks ago

Dear Dr. Rosemond and staff, Thank you for your previous advice on hitting. As you may recall, we have twin boys who are 2 1/2 years old. After using the "quick time out" method, both of our...

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Just Do It

Posted 2 weeks ago

Have wanted to start training my now 20 month old for a while now, the problem is 90% of the time when you tell her to go on the potty she throws a fit. I have read toilet training with out...

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Nighttime Toilet Training 19-month-old

Posted on 5/17/2018

I have a question about night training. My daughter is 19 months and doing really well with daytime potty training. Still has a few accidents but mostly going both #1 and #2 on her little potty....

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21 month old cannot be disciplined like a two year old

Posted on 5/9/2018

https://www.parentguru.com/questions/view/12489?return=%2Fmember%2Fusers%2Fhome If it is possible, I'd really like to ask a follow-up question here... So, first of all, it seems my...

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21 month old needs gentle, age appropriate discipline

Posted on 5/7/2018

Our son is 21 months and we’d like to be better about him cleaning up his toys. We’re going to sweep through his toys and get down to the bare essentials like John’s book mentions. In order to...

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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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what do I focus on for my 2yro

Posted on 5/7/2018

Our son is 21 months older and we’ve come up with a game plan for focusing on certain behaviors where we want to make progress. We’re focusing on our top three and we’re working on a plan for...

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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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Potty Mastery Before the New Baby Arrives

Posted on 4/27/2018

I started toilet training my 24 month old at 18 months and he is still having 1-2 accidents a day, almost always at home. I take the potty all over with us and can generally trust him to not have...

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Time to Potty

Posted on 4/22/2018

Our son is 18 months/3wks old and my husband and I are going to begin toilet training in the next few days. We have read Toilet Training Without Tantrums so we are ready and prepared to go...

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2 yo Tantrums

Posted on 4/21/2018

Hi again, I am the mother of 3 children whom I love very much. A delightful 6 year old girl, a wonderfully compliant and sensitive 4 year old boy and a 2 year and 9 month old girl who is what...

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VICTORY in Toilet Training Twins!

Posted on 4/20/2018

I had asked a few questions about potty training my 19 month old twins a few months ago and I just wanted to come back and provide a progress report that will hopefully serve as some encouragement...

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Patience in Potty Training

Posted on 4/19/2018

My 18 month old daughter is on day 3 of potty training. My problem is she won’t stay on the potty long enough to go. She will dribble a little on the ground and point to it or step in it. I tell...

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toddlers and bedtime mayhem

Posted on 4/11/2018

My sons are two and three years old and we recently moved them into the same bedroom. This is the only room available at this time (my six month-old needs his own room). Bedtime went from a...

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Toilet Training Takes Time

Posted on 4/11/2018

Hi, our daughter is 18 months old, and after reading Toilet Training Without Tantrums, we began training 5 days ago. So far, we are feeling pretty discouraged that any progress is being made. We...

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Too Much Fuss over Potty Training

Posted on 4/9/2018

After reading your book on toilet training, I started to train my daughter at 18 months and 1 week. I used the potty bell and in almost 3 weeks she was almost accident-free at home, but sometimes...

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When to Start the Ticket Method

Posted on 4/8/2018

Hello. Our daughter is turning three this week. She is starting to show some resistance to my and my husband's authority. Usually this noncompliance involves refusing to pick up toys before bed,...

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John's Books Available in Spanish

Posted on 4/7/2018

We have 2 children, 5 years old and 2.5 years old. Both kids have had the same nanny since our oldest was 6 months old. She is wonderful and caring, loves the kids and is very dependable and good...

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2.5 yro acting like a 2.5 yro

Posted on 4/6/2018

Our 2.5 year old son uses a baby voice and whines most of the time. I try to say "I can't understand you" or ask him to re-phase or use a different tone and it just doesn't seem to change his...

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What to do when a toddler hits answer

Posted on 4/4/2018

Hi there. I recently sent a question about what to do when toddlers hit. The response told me to refer to the website /book under that question, but I can’t find it anywhere when searched on my...

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Long nights

Posted on 3/29/2018

Dear parent guru, My wife Sarah and I have two darling children Pippa (3yo) and Bennett (10 months). Bennett has been sleeping well through the night, but Pippa has become too much to handle in...

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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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Mr Cranky Pants

Posted on 3/25/2018

Our 2.5 year old son is having tantrums a lot more frequently. And he consistently does this before naps and bedtime the last week. He states that "he isn't tired." I explain that he needs to rest...

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2 yo Stay the Course with the Potty

Posted on 3/22/2018

My son is 29 month and we trained him to use the toilet seat 2 months ago. We didn't use toilet chair because he likes the seat rather than the chair. For most of the toilet visits, we would have...

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Greetings from a two year old.

Posted on 3/16/2018

Hi there, my 30 month old does not like saying hi to others. When someone says hi, hello, what a cutie, etc. he reacts with a loud NO and then turns away. Any advice on how I can civilize him on...

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Potty Train Started Out Well, Now There are Issues

Posted on 3/10/2018

I have been toilet-training my two sons at the same time according to the Naked and 75 method (23 months and 35 months) and by day 5, they had no accidents. We used the potty bell and gated off...

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Two Year Old Throwing Fits in Public

Posted on 3/8/2018

Hello, I have a two year old foster child who is usually very well behaved. Lately, he has been throwing tiny fits (usually in public). For example, today at the gym he was playing in the kids...

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Potty training a 23 month old

Posted on 2/28/2018

I’ve just started toilet training my 23 month old daughter. I typically lead her by the hand to her potty, and hold her hand while she gets situated on it, if she’s wobbly. After two days, she...

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Stay Calm with Anxious Toddler

Posted on 2/24/2018

Our 20 month old son is potty trained since January. This week he got constipated. We used Pedia-lax to get him to poop. However, the last time we used it (Pedia-lax) he was clearly not...

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Play/Sleep

Posted on 2/15/2018

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 on 2/12/2018

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 on 2/11/2018

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 on 2/9/2018

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 on 2/6/2018

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 on 2/5/2018

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 on 2/4/2018

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 on 1/29/2018

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 on 1/29/2018

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 on 1/25/2018

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 on 1/21/2018

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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