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Curb Behavior With Alpha Speech

Posted 2 weeks ago

My son is 3-years-old and is a sweet boy and had a pretty good first two and a half years. Three months ago he started bluntly saying "No" to us and being more aggressive towards his brother, and...

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Night Time Dryness Takes Patience

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello, I understand that there isn’t really nighttime potty training, and that’s fine. She often wakes up soaked, and happily helps me strip the bed and put the linens in the washer. We’re still...

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Adjusting to a New Pre School Can Be Hard

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are struggling with our 3-year-old at school. She started in PK-3 this year at a new school. The past 3 years she has been in daycare/pre-school. Where to begin... and by the way all of these...

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Night Time Potty Training Takes Time

Posted on 9/21/2020

My 2 year old daughter wets her bed almost everyday and she has only Been potty trained in the day time for 2 months should I put a night time diaper ?

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A Fine Whine?

Posted on 9/20/2020

Looking for help for whining for our 28mo. We have tried saying "that's whining. We can't hear whining. Use your happy voice." and even the raising eyebrows suggestion, for the last 7 or so...

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Time To Introduce The Potty Gate

Posted on 9/17/2020

We have been potty training my 22 month old for 2 months (8.5 weeks).He will only use the toilet if I catch him before he pees in his pants and have him go sit on it. If he needs to go before the...

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Daytime vs Nighttime Dryness

Posted on 9/15/2020

My 2 year old daughter has been potty trained for 2 months now and is still wetting the bed at night how long should I give her until I use the blanket with a buzzer to wake her up when she pees ?

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Road to accident freedom

Posted on 9/10/2020

Hello! My two year old is recently potty trained using Naked and $75. He is doing so well with peeing on the potty at home, but we have two issues. He will not tell me when he needs to poop. He...

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Curing the Bedtime Blues

Posted on 9/7/2020

Our almost 2.5-year-old daughter started to refuse to go to sleep. She doesn’t take naps at home anymore (only at daycare) and was fully sleep trained before age one. It all started with her...

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Welcome to the Terrible Twos!

Posted on 8/30/2020

When I get ready in the morning I let my 21 month old play with cotton balls and bandaids and other non harmful bathroom supplies. When I was done I told him to pick up the the cotton balls (he...

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2-Year-Old and 4-Year-Old Can't Get Along

Posted on 8/20/2020

My 2 year old and my 4 year old seem to not be able to stay with each other for 5 min with out fitting over something ... should I say something or let them work it out because it seem like a...

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What Is A Normal 3 Year Old?

Posted on 8/19/2020

Our little boy turns 3 in a week. He is one of the youngest in his preschool class (cutoff is 9/1 and his birthday is 8/25) and some classmates have been 3 since last fall. I feel that he is...

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Potty Bell and Gate

Posted on 8/12/2020

So my daughter is 2 and she used the potty gate And potty bell very well for one whole day should I remove the gate or should I keep using it ?

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Toys or No Toys for Bathroom Gate Time

Posted on 8/11/2020

Our bathroom is way to small to keep our 24 month old, so we decided to have the gate on my room door . So when they potty bell rings we take her to my room but I have no toys in there should I...

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Potty Training: Going Between The Bell

Posted on 8/10/2020

We have been potty training my 20 month old for 3 weeks. For about two of the weeks we have been doing the potty bell. He does well with the potty Bell and goes almost immediately once the bell...

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Nipping the Kicking During Diaper Change

Posted on 8/4/2020

Recently my 20 month old grandson has begin kicking and generally screaming whenever his clothes/diapers are changed. He basically objects to the entire process. His kicks get hard and violent....

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Holding it

Posted on 7/29/2020

Two weeks into “Naked and $75” with my 21mo. boy and he’s been holding both his pee and poop until he’s in a diaper for nap or bedtime. When he can’t hold it until then, he runs around on his...

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Toddler Wakes Up Multiple Times A Night...Exhausting!

Posted on 7/25/2020

My three year old has been up 6+ times in the night. It always starts out with him yelling "mama!" I've tried ignoring him but he wont stop until I come in and we live in close quarters and I cant...

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Nipping his misbehavior in the Bud

Posted on 7/19/2020

Our 18 month old has gone from being an easy to child to a handful. All of his behavior seems normal, but more extreme than our older boys. He also seems unresponsive to correction. Some of these...

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Cutting the Mealtime Cord

Posted on 7/18/2020

Hello! Our second and youngest daughter is going on three in a month. I am wondering about realistic expectations at the dinner table for her; especially if she is able to eat herself and can...

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Potty Training day 3

Posted on 7/8/2020

My son is 18 months old and for the past 3 days I have been trying to potty train him. It has been a big fail so far. He doesn’t seem to know when he needs to go. He has a surprised look on his...

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Potty Training day 3

Posted on 7/8/2020

My son is 18 months old and for the past 3 days I have been trying to potty train him. It has been a big fail so far. He doesn’t seem to know when he needs to go. He has a surprised look on his...

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Follow up on potty training

Posted on 7/7/2020

Also, how do you handle a 25 month old that is holding his stool in now that training has started? She usually has 2 movements a day but, now is just holding it in. Thank you.

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My Toddlers Are Ignoring Me

Posted on 7/5/2020

For a few months now, my toddlers (both age 2.5) have stopped wanting to hang out with me. They're both pretty good at playing independently and occupying themselves, and they seem to enjoy it....

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When Mom Makes a Mistake

Posted on 6/28/2020

What is the best way to recover after making a mistake? For instance, if 3 children are very close in age, and you punish the wrong child for something you later find out their sibling had done.

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Help! Potty Training Isn't Working!

Posted on 6/18/2020

I have read the toilet training book and have been trying N75 with my 2-year-old daughter. After 5 days she has had zero success going in the potty. Peeing on the floor and down her legs does not...

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Toddler Tests the Car Seat Limits

Posted on 6/13/2020

My 18 month old always gets a short time out when he hits or throws food. Consequently, he almost never hits or throws food any more. However, since we have been going out more, he is now testing...

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Tips for Purging Toys

Posted on 6/11/2020

My kids have too many toys, dolls and stuffed animals. They are ages 10, 7, 4, and 1. For the older three kids can I just get rid of things without their knowing, or do I need to talk to them...

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Car Seat Blues with 2-Year-Old

Posted on 6/4/2020

Hi our son is about 2 years and 3 months old and he has decided that he doesn't like being strapped into his carseat. As soon as I pull out of the driveway (sometimes before), he will slip his...

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How to Achieve Peaceful Coexistence Between Children

Posted on 5/31/2020

I have a 6-year-old, and 2.5 year old. They are fighting A LOT. What’s the best way to discipline them? I try to let them work it out as much as I can, but it’s constant. Older child ripping toys...

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"Battle of the Wills" with 2 Year Old is Frustrating

Posted on 5/21/2020

How should we handle a 23 months old that has been hitting us or attempting to hit, for a few months now, when angry or not permitted to do what she wants? Such as not being diaper changed or not...

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Attention seeking years.

Posted on 5/20/2020

My three-year-old son has issues with being "ignored." I've already asked a question regarding his behavior around his grandparents (whom we live with), but I'd like some clarification regarding...

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Potty trainning process under control.

Posted on 5/18/2020

We started potty training our girl at 22 months, in the 4th week now. She knows we go in the bathroom and wants to go in there, but she's developed a habit of standing on a stool to wash her...

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And Baby Makes Two: Preparing #1 for What's to Come

Posted on 5/6/2020

Hi there, our son will be about two and a half when the new baby is born. What are some practical things we can do to make him feel involved and not left out before and after the baby is born? I...

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Hurricane Behavior in Toddler

Posted on 4/27/2020

Our almost three year old daughter can be very defiant and disrespectful. When she wants something, she wants it right away. She will ask repeatedly for something even when we tell her no. She is...

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Oblivious To Potty Training

Posted on 4/24/2020

On day 4 of potty training my 22 month old daughter. We’ve been naked, doing the potty bell timer and she still seems like she’s not phased by any of it. She doesn’t even notice when she pees. It...

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2-yo Boy Controls Dinnertime

Posted on 4/23/2020

Hi, my son just turned two and refuses to sit in his high chair. We converted the top part of his high chair to a booster seat and that worked for maybe a week, but now he refuses to sit in that...

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Food for Thought: To Obey or not To Obey--That is the Contention

Posted on 4/22/2020

I have a 2.5 year old who isn't speaking yet but understands the word "no". She has developed a habit of throwing food. This is not something she does occasionally, but for the majority of every...

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Double Trouble at Bedtime

Posted on 4/20/2020

What is a good way to handle 2.5 year old twins, when one or both fights going to sleep at bed time? Thank you.

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Hitting Needs to Stop for 3 Year Old

Posted on 4/19/2020

Lately my just turned 3 year old hits a lot, but he does it playfully and often even says it, "I'm going to hit you." I am not sure how to get him to stop. We have been firm in telling him he...

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Potty Trainning day 6

Posted on 4/16/2020

We are toilet training my 28 month old daughter. She consistently knows *when* she needs to potty, but when she sits down, nothing happens. She eventually always gets off and then has an...

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Potty Training Anxiety

Posted on 4/15/2020

Hello! I have read the book potty training book and we started yesterday. I know today is only the second day, but my son is refusing to sit on the potty. My question is after he has an accident,...

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Conquering Fears

Posted on 4/3/2020

My almost 2 year old daughter developed a fear of walking outside. When we go out, she goes up and down the stairs and when it’s about to walk on the side walk she screams in fear and tears and...

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Potty Training Regression and Coronavirus

Posted on 3/31/2020

My 3 year old potty trained very fast right after his 3rd birthday. He has not had a problem being dry overnight, so we have always just used underwear. He’s been potty trained 3 months. Because...

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Nap time becomes resting time

Posted on 3/22/2020

My 20 month old will not take naps, unless he is nursing on me and falls asleep. Then he wants to only sleep on me, or he wakes up crying. He has done this is full like span. I am exhausted,...

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Addressing Food Issues - Part 2

Posted on 3/22/2020

We cannot get our 10, 6, 4 and 20 month old to eat their fruits in veggies in large part. Our 20 month old used to eat what we gave him, and now he discriminates based on the color and texture of...

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Nursing at bedtime

Posted on 3/22/2020

We have four children ages 10, 6, 4, and 20 months. The 20 month year old will not go to sleep by himself. I am nursing him to sleep at night. I need him to just go to sleep in his crib, so I...

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Potty Training Fears

Posted on 3/21/2020

I’m starting potty training my daughter who is 23 months old. It’s been 3 days and she does not want to sit on it to release. I use the ’Naked and 50$’ technique and every time after the accident...

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