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Everyone Needs a Good Night's Sleep

Posted 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Toddler Toilet Training

Posted on 7/18/2019

Good Morning- since I left my last question, I have since partitioned off a potty within an area in the main part of the house where we spend most of our time instead of the bathroom. There has...

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22 month old hates bath time

Posted on 7/18/2019

I've always had difficulty getting my daughter (now 22 months old) to sit down in the bathtub, but I could at least get her clean. She hates having water on her face, particularly her eyes, which...

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Potty Training ... It Takes Time

Posted on 7/16/2019

Hello- my name is Kelly, I'm a stay at home mom, I have read (numerous times) JR's Potty Training w/o Tantrums and I started N75 with my 18 mo old son yesterday. Help! It has only been two days,...

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N75 with a 19 month old

Posted on 7/14/2019

My almost 19mo began the N75 five days ago, and it has been interesting. The first day she peed on the potty once when I sat with her for several minutes, but she has not done so since. It has...

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Focus on the How Rather than the Why

Posted on 7/14/2019

My (almost) 3 year old girl has been potty trained for 8 months. She wears underwear during the day and a pull up at night. For the past 2-3 days she has been having frequent pee and poop...

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Uninvolved or Encouraging Independence?

Posted on 7/11/2019

I have 22 month old twins. Our house is very small, just under 900 square feet. About half of the house (2 rooms) is dedicated playspace for them, along with the living room when they're not in...

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The truth is not out there!

Posted on 7/10/2019

My hubby and I are considering bringing our almost 3 y/o to a certified play therapist in hopes that we can figure out the cause and how to best help him with his extreme tantrums at home, but...

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Adjusting to Preschool Can Be Tough

Posted on 7/4/2019

My almost 3-year-old son has been attending the same Montessori-based preschool for the past year. 90-95% of the AM drop-offs have been difficult for him resulting in a meltdown. His teacher...

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Ditch the Daycare

Posted on 6/21/2019

My 20 month old toddler is having a very hard time adjusting to daycare. I believe she has severe separation and social anxieties. I am a stay at home mom and I am putting my daughter in daycare...

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Let's get started!

Posted on 6/21/2019

My 22 month old has started taking his diaper off, should I begin potty training? He seems to be just enjoying removing it, and now it seems like a game.

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2.5 year old won't share Grandma

Posted on 6/11/2019

2.5 year old only wants Grandma when she is around. Grandma lives out of state, so when we see her we are together for day/night at least a week. 2.5 yo only wants Grandma to take care of, play,...

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Nap Time With Twins

Posted on 6/9/2019

Hello. I have twins who are 20 months old. At nap time and bed time, one twin falls asleep readily. However, the other twin fights sleep. She doesn't cry or seem too upset. She just sits...

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Potty Training Toddler

Posted on 6/7/2019

I am a stay at home Dad and our son just turned 2 years old last month and we are now in the 4th month of trying to potty train him. He has a 4 year old sister and she was potty trained in about...

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Tips for Taming Automatic Flusher Fears

Posted on 6/4/2019

Hello, we are very grateful to have our 3 year old well potty trained. Unfortunately, we have run into a little problem. He is deathly terrified of automatic flush toilets. He will cry, scream,...

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N75 Newbie

Posted on 6/4/2019

I started N-75 with my 18 month old daughter yesterday and am looking for a few encouraging words and advice. Day 1 was all accidents which I expected. When we told her about the change to a...

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