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Appropriate Punishment for a Toddler

Posted 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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3yr Twins and Ticket System

Posted on 9/1/2017

I've just read "The Well Behaved Child". I have 3yo twin boys. There are A LOT of things I want to work on but am taking your advice to only work on one at a time. I want to use the Ticket...

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22 Month Old Toilet Training Tears

Posted on 9/1/2017

I started potty training my 22-month old daughter 3 days ago. I have read the toilet training book several times. I was using the N75 method the first 2 days. She refused to sit on the potty for...

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When grandma interferes...

Posted on 8/31/2017

My parents live a few doors down from us and they and my kids (2 and 4) are all crazy about each other and love to spend time together. However, my mother has often tried to undermine my authority...

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Go to Sleep!

Posted on 8/24/2017

My 26 month old boy/girl twins are suddenly experiencing sleep issues after we moved them from a shared to separate rooms soon after converting their cribs to toddler beds. They have been great...

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Testing 1, 2, 3!

Posted on 8/23/2017

What do you do when a 2 (almost 3 year old) doesn't listen? I try to only give directions once and then I try to act on it. If it's something like putting his shoes on I simply put them on him...

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Potty Bell

Posted on 8/21/2017

Our 2 1/2 year old daughter (our second child. First one also trained easily using N75) began potty training about a month and a half ago using the N75 method. She will potty or have a bowel...

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Late Start on Potty Training with almost-3 year old

Posted on 8/21/2017

Getting a late start on potty training my 34 month old. I've read the Potty Training book but am not clear on night time routine as it relates to bedding. Since she shouldn't sleep in anything...

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Terrible Transition to Three

Posted on 8/3/2017

My 3 year old is a bully. She is starting 1st pre-school soon, Picks on 2 year old sister (sleep in same room, in cribs but climbs out) uncontrollable screaming when not going her way, snatches...

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Too young for consequences?

Posted on 7/18/2017

My 20 month old son is doing typical 2 year old behaviors testing limits. More and more often he completely ignores my instructions. The past few days I have put him in his tantrum spot, his old...

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How to Stop Mommy-Hitting Toddler

Posted on 7/18/2017

Hi there, my 22 month old likes to slap/hit me when he's upset. At home I've started using timeout, which helps. What do I do when I do when he does it in public? I've read Making the Terrible...

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Toddlers and Tickets?

Posted on 7/17/2017

Firstly, thanks for your response about the difficulties with potty training. I had discussed using stickers as an incentive for pooping in the potty, and I am seeing the light of not using...

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2yo testing limits

Posted on 7/16/2017

Hello, my 22 month old is testing his limits- hitting me, screaming when he needs help (he has a speech delay), spilling water from his cup and doing it again after being told not to, etc. I've...

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2-yo instigator needs the Doctor's orders

Posted on 7/16/2017

This is a follow up question to Toddler Bedtime Bedlam. We've been following the advise to calmly tell our 3 and 2 year old they must stay in bed every night, sometimes we go in up to 7 times a...

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Adjusting to Toddler Bed

Posted on 7/10/2017

Hello, my 22 month old is now sleeping in his toddler bed. Of course, he is getting up frequently. We have a baby gate at his doorway. My question is- what do you do when he gets out of his bed?...

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Dangerous 2 year old behavior

Posted on 7/8/2017

My 28-month-old regularly loosens his car seat straps by pushing the button between his legs and using the weight of his shoulders to loosen the straps. I tried making the straps very tight, but...

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3 yo Hitting

Posted on 7/6/2017

My boys are 11 months apart just turned 3 and 2. The older boy has taken to hitting and kicking the younger one lately. At first it wasn't too bad and I tried not to make an issue of it. I would...

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Toddler Can't Sit on Potty

Posted on 7/4/2017

Hi there, if my toddler is having trouble balancing (sitting and standing from his potty), what can I do besides me doing it for him each time? Thank you!

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22 mo Hates the Potty

Posted on 7/4/2017

Hello, my 22 month old son HATES the potty. I use the timer and tell him it's time to go pee-pee. He kicks and he screams while putting him on there. Then, he yells at the top of his lungs the...

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Potty Training Twins

Posted on 7/4/2017

Hi John and team, We have 2.5 year old twin girls. One cares not at all if she wets or poops herself, so naked and $75 is not working for us. The other twin gets severely constipated we're not...

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2 Year Old Being Bitten in Daycare

Posted on 6/23/2017

My guy just turned two and has been in daycare since 12 weeks. My husband and I both work full time and right now it's the only option. We love his school. It's very enriching and he's learned a...

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Toddler Bedtime Bedlam

Posted on 6/20/2017

My boys ages 3 and 2 have started sharing a bedroom. The older boy was always a good sleeper and would stay in bed when he had his own room. Now however the younger boy who just transitioned from...

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Perfecting Aim in Potty Training

Posted on 6/20/2017

My son was potty trained since the time he turned 2, about 3 months ago. He's done well overall but a continuing problem has been that he dribbles on the way to the little potty sometimes and when...

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A grandmother's worries.

Posted on 6/19/2017

I am a grandmother of 2 wonderful kids- an almost 5 year old and a 21 month old. The problem is his mom and dad are not on the same discipline page. Dad undermines whatever mom says. He gives in...

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22 month old not pooping

Posted on 6/13/2017

We're on week 3 of potty-training our 22-month-old. I geared up for staying home, ditching the diapers, and being laid-back about it, and it's going fairly well except for bowel movements. He...

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2 Year Old Crib to Bed Transition

Posted on 6/8/2017

My two year old recently transitioned from crib to bed. The freedom seems to be more than he can handle and he has taken to destroying the bedroom he shares with his 3 year old brother. Of course...

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Skip the Sippy for Bottle to Cup Transition

Posted on 6/5/2017

My almost 2 year old still wants to drink only from a bottle. I've tried several different styles of sippy cups, but she refuses to drink from them. I've tried holding out for a while to insist...

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21 month old - Potty Training Continued

Posted on 6/2/2017

In another post, we explained our issue with potty training our 21 month old and received a response which clarified our issue, however we are still confused about how to proceed. In a nutshell,...

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hitting, kicking, tantrums w/ 3 year old

Posted on 5/31/2017

i just asked you a question regarding my almost 3 year old ( will be 3 in July) - just some more information regarding the tantrums. They are unpredictable so practice runs may not work. I have...

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Being two is about defiance.

Posted on 5/30/2017

What do you suggest for when a two year old looks you defiantly in the eye and yells "no!"?

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22 mo Night Training

Posted on 5/29/2017

Our son is 22 months old and is doing pretty well with getting to the potty during the day when he needs to, but he has yet to poop in the potty. He's had two accidents on the floor when he was...

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Losing Grandpa

Posted on 5/24/2017

It is difficult to type this but I find myself in a situation I have never had to face. My husband and I have been parents to out Grandchild since his mom left about 20 months ago. During her...

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The "what if's" will make you crazy!

Posted on 5/22/2017

We are so happy to report that within about three weeks our guy was fully toilet trained using the N/$75 method. There is one thing that we are afraid of... what do we do if he has diarrhea? My...

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New baby=tantrums for Big Sister!

Posted on 5/22/2017

We just brought the new baby home and it's full-blown, almost constant tantrums from our 30-month old. We used our 'tantrum place', but her tantrums are 15-20 minute, full-on bloodcurdling scream...

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20 mo Potty Training in Public

Posted on 5/22/2017

My 20 month old daughter is 8 days into potty training. She is doing a great job going on the potty when I am around. However, when I take her places like church or the gym she seems to be having...

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What to Do About Squabbling Sisters?

Posted on 5/18/2017

My two girls, age 2 and 3 (21 mns apart), constantly fight when together (expect for 1-3 minutes at the beginning of play). My 3 yo is aggressive to her younger sister in the forms of hitting,...

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Toddler Tantrums

Posted on 5/17/2017

I have a 2.5 year old and a 13 month old. My 2 year old has started to throw tantrums in public if things don't go his way. He will start crying and throw himself on the floor. How should I handle...

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The Gating Method

Posted on 5/16/2017

Our son is 25-months old now. We started potty training him using the Naked-and-$75 method a week after he turned 22-months old. The first week was tough but he started going on the potty #1...

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Boy 21 months -problem with toilet training after 4 days

Posted on 5/12/2017

Ok... day 4 of N/75 potty training with our 21month old. So far I've managed to get almost all the poops on the potty because, let's be frank, those are obvious. But pee... he's obviously holding...

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The Twos, Doubled

Posted on 5/10/2017

I have boy/girl twins that will be two years old in 2 weeks. We are experiencing an increase in several behavior issues that seem to be compounded by a very recent move (last week) and also...

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Abandon Potty Training?

Posted on 5/7/2017

We started potty training on a Saturday three weeks ago using naked and $75. The first day was rough but we stuck to it and the next day our daughter only had one accident. Unfortunately, we had...

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19 mo Cries about Going Potty

Posted on 5/1/2017

We started potty training our 19-month-old daughter a week ago using the naked and 75 method. She picked it up pretty quickly but we started on a Saturday and she went back to daycare the...

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Dressing an Alligator Toddler

Posted on 4/29/2017

Do you have any advice for parents when trying to dress a toddler starts to resemble gator wrestling?

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Time to Throw out The "Time-Out"

Posted on 4/27/2017

What approach is best when a 27 month old gets up and giggles when put in a time out chair? I have put him back in, but he keeps laughing.... I'm only putting him in time out for a very short...

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