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Shorten bedtime routine

Posted 1 week ago

Hello, I have two daughters - an almost 3 year old and a 6 year old. i am married to an airline pilot who needs to regularly be out of town for 4-5 days a week. We make it through the days pretty...

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Quiet time--the gift from heaven

Posted 2 weeks ago

Could you give me some guidelines for how to teach my daughter to do quiet time? She’s two and a half so I realize her attention span isn’t very long and she still does take naps. I want to at...

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Rebellious 25 monts old

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi My 25 month old daughter is potty trained now. I started when she was 23 month old, and 3 weeks ago until she got completely trained even at night. since yesterday she has been having pee...

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Maintaining Your Own Identity

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, My family (my husband and I) have the opportunity for me to leave the workforce for a few years to stay home with our 5 year old and 1 year old twins. While I am thrilled to have this...

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Too Much To-Do From a Toddler

Posted 3 weeks ago

My daughter is 21 months. She constantly wants me to hold her when we are home. I cannot keep it up. If I don’t hold her when she wants, she cries and cries. Help! What should I do? Also, she’s...

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Pacifier Problems?

Posted 3 weeks ago

We've decided to take our 2 and half year old's pacifier away from her cold turkey, and she seems to be doing generally okay with the transition. The hardest part seems to be at nap and bedtime as...

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Expect her to obey

Posted on 11/8/2019

My two and a half year old does well with listening when I use alpha speech and she is looking at me. I usually tell her, "Look at mommy" before I tell her what to do because I have found that if...

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Mom looking for Plan B to make Toddlerhood easier

Posted on 11/3/2019

I have a perhaps unusual question. We are about to embark on toddlerhood and toilet training, and want to be prepared in case things don't go smoothly. I think we will need an alternative to...

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A Tale of the Terrible Twos

Posted on 10/27/2019

What is the appropriate response when a toddler misbehaves while you're in the middle of an activity you cannot just walk away from to redirect or deter them immediately? Here are a few...

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Avoid Power Struggles with Potty Training

Posted on 10/26/2019

Potty training woes with a 2 1/2 year old. We started potty training our son about 9 months ago. We started out by getting rid of diapers completely, but after about 5 months we couldn't take...

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Play Group for Two-Year-Old Not Working Well

Posted on 10/25/2019

It’s seems like my two and a half year old has a harder time with obedience on days when she’s spending significant time interacting with other toddlers. I notice if other children. Misbehave, she...

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Potty Training Marathon- Don't give up!

Posted on 10/23/2019

Hi again, Some weeks ago I asked for advice re: potty training my 22 month old son (he was 20 months then). We've been at it for almost 2 months now. This is by far the longest I have ever had...

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Don't Give In to Picky Eater

Posted on 10/22/2019

When food is offered to a 2 year old at their meal time, but they purse their lips and try to to wiggle away, what is the appropriate response? Should you keep insisting that they eat and persist...

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Establishing Routines

Posted on 10/22/2019

Would you be able to give me a sample routine of what a day should look like for a family in my situation: I have twin toddlers (2 years old) with a speech delay. I'm a SAHM who is learning how...

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Toilet training dilemma

Posted on 10/21/2019

My daughter has started toilet training her 18 month old daughter using the naked and 75 method. I am her grandmother and watch her during the day 4 days a week. It has only been a little over a...

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Everyone Needs a Good Night's Sleep

Posted on 10/16/2019

Ever since being potty-trained at 19 months, our now-22mo wakes up crying 2-3 times a night. At first she was asking to go potty at night, and we would put her on the potty, give her water, and...

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3:30 am Party Time

Posted on 10/12/2019

My 2.5 year old boy keeps getting up at 3:30 am every morning. He wakes up having to potty but will not go back to sleep, causing everyone to lose sleep. We’ve tried the following ways to prevent...

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3 years old whines and cries

Posted on 10/9/2019

How do I get my newly turned 3 year old to stop whining and crying when it comes time for chores and picking up after herself?

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Church Expectations

Posted on 10/6/2019

This is a question about age-appropriate expectations in Church. We have 6 children ages 10, 8, 6, 5, 3, and 1. I have told the older kids that, unless you are a baby or a toddler - which they...

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Stubborn Toddler

Posted on 10/4/2019

We have a toddler potty training. He was 21 months old when we started. We read "toilet training without tantrums" before starting. We are now starting our third month, and he just doesn't seem to...

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Toddlers in "Time Out" can create More "Tired Out" Parents

Posted on 10/2/2019

For a 2 year old who is able to climb out of a playpen (and makes a game of it if the parent tries to keep them in), what else would make a suitable time-out area? We live in a rented...

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First Born Still Wants Center Stage

Posted on 9/30/2019

Our 27 month old daughter seems to have had a tough time with the transition of adding our baby to our family 6 months ago. She seems to love being the center of attention, and hates when any...

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Sassy Toddler

Posted on 9/30/2019

Ever since I started implementing a 5 minute time-out for specific misbehaviors (such as throwing food or hitting his sister) after his second birthday, my 2 year old son has started showing...

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One week potty training

Posted on 9/27/2019

Hi there, My daughter will be 2 on October 5th, I have been potty training her for a week now, she is dry during the day, I put her on potty every hour, she is doing great. Sometimes she asks me...

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2 Year Old Potty Training Going Backwards

Posted on 9/22/2019

Hello! Our daughter is now 26 months and we started toilet training 4 months ago at 22 months. She got on to toilet training pretty quickly and within a few days she used her potty and stayed...

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Sibling Rivalry Not Improving

Posted on 9/22/2019

Hello! Our daughter (26 months) has been hitting, scratching, biting etc her sister (almost 4.5 years old). At first we told her a firm no but now the incidents have increased and we put her in...

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Potty Training 21 month old

Posted on 9/21/2019

I started potty training my 21 month old son a week ago. For a few months he was indicating that he had just or was in the process of peeing or pooping (in his diaper), every single time...

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3 y/o and 1 y/o siblings learning to play together

Posted on 9/18/2019

My son is 3 years old and my daughter is 1 year old. My son is really good about playing by himself and lining up his cars when he plays; however, my daughter really likes to bug him. She...

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Dinner Time Battle of the Wills

Posted on 9/16/2019

My 3 year old daughter has developed a bad habit at dinner time. Although she’s usually pretty good to try new foods, every now and then she will - for some unknown reason - hold a bite of food in...

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Stay The Course and Work On One New Behavior at at Time

Posted on 9/13/2019

2-yo Bedtime Tyrant. I have been doing exactly what you guys told me. she still wakes up at night finds herself on her bed, she goes down again to sleep on the floor behind the door, I keep...

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Poop Issues with Toddler

Posted on 9/12/2019

Hello again, Soo update on my daughter and N75. We started a week ago and she has had ZERO pee or poop accidents for the first 3 days (she was tearful during her first poop in the potty) she...

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Just a few reminders on potty training!

Posted on 9/9/2019

Hello again, We have started potty training our 24 month old and she is doing awesome except she seems to fear going poop in the potty. We have been keeping her naked and her toilet is easily...

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Don't give up!

Posted on 9/7/2019

Few days ago, I posted a question regarding my 23 month old who is strongly refusing to sleep on her own, and Kaye Wilson answered my question under the 2-yo Bedtime Tyrant title. I have been...

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2-yo Bedtime Tyrant

Posted on 9/4/2019

We are having a serious problem with my toddler, my third child, 23 month old, who is a totally different character and personality than my other two. We were on a vacation /trip on July, we...

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2yro needs to learn who is boss

Posted on 9/4/2019

what is the best way to teach a 23 month old that they can not do few things. for example , today my 23 month daughter broke 2 decorative cups on purpose, by threwing them on the floor happily,...

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Tantrum Thrower Wants Her Way

Posted on 8/29/2019

My daughter is close to 19 months and she has been doing tantrums when she doesn't get her ways for the last three months now. Lately, it has been getting worse. She does the back arching,...

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Benefits of Boredom

Posted on 8/22/2019

Is boredom good or bad for toddlers? I've read differing opinions. I'm referring to free, unstructured, tv-free time in a yard or playroom setting. Some have said it leaves them...

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Making the “Terrible” Twos Terrific

Posted on 8/17/2019

Hello! Our 24-month-old is really starting to test her limits! She is grabbing toys left and right out of other kids hands, pushing other kids over, and throwing objects when she knows she's is...

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2.5 yro needs to complete the doing of potty

Posted on 8/16/2019

I need some help with potty training. I have been working with my daughter for 2 months now. She is about 2.5. She has the peeing part down pretty well. Still has some accidents but is able to...

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Two steps forward, one step back

Posted on 8/15/2019

Our third child is 3.5 years old and we potty trained him (with some struggles!) starting at 21 months. He eventually "got it" and was pretty much independent going potty at home with the...

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2yo boy tosses food--what to do?

Posted on 8/13/2019

My son has just turned 2, but he has speech delays. Whenever he has finger foods, he crumbles them up onto the floor and tries to eat the crumbs off the floor. In his high chair, he eats...

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Vacuum Cleaner Fascination

Posted on 8/12/2019

My 2 year old grandson is extremely interested in the new vacuum cleaner. He seems "obsessed" about seeing it, using it, and asks about it several times a day. He had a small play vacuum...

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Toddler Trouble

Posted on 8/10/2019

What do I do to toddler sister who pushes down sister who is learning to sit and stand?

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Potty Issues with 2 Year Old

Posted on 8/2/2019

My 26 month old girl will not pee or poop on the potty chair. This is our 8th day. When the timer goes off, she sits on the potty chair but does not go potty. She continues to pee when she is...

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The S Word

Posted on 7/29/2019

My 28 month old is having an issue with calling me "stupid." When we are at home I put him in time out for 5 minutes and tell him “no calling mommy names.” What do I do when we are out in public...

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Clarification on N75

Posted on 7/25/2019

I've recently started potty training my daughter (we're on day 2) who will be 3 in September. We are using the N75 method, but I needed some clarification on a few things. We set a timer and sit...

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Potty Training Frustration

Posted on 7/25/2019

Thanks for you help with decision on beginning potty training. We are now starting week 3, and not much luck. We are using the potty bell every 30 min, with only 2-3 successful uses in the past...

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The Dutch Door

Posted on 7/24/2019

Hi! We have a screaming 3 year old. We have our designated tantrum place, and we put her in there. The problem is she won’t stay, so she comes back out, screaming all the more. Picking her up and...

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Territorial Toddler

Posted on 7/18/2019

My daughter is 22 months old, turning 2 in a few months. I've noticed that when I'm in a room with her, she shows little interest in me as she plays with her toys. Which is good. However,...

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Rough Start on N75

Posted on 7/18/2019

We are on day four of toilet training our 20-month-old daughter, and we have been following N75 as recommended—potty chair in main play area, potty bell, etc. When she pees on the floor, she...

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