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Welcome to the Terrible Twos!

Posted 1 week ago

My just turned two year old was always an excellent sleeper after 4 months old, happily going to bed and staying there even through transition to adult bed. The past 4 days he has refused to lay...

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Need to relax with potty training

Posted on 9/24/2021

I am trying to potty train my 19 month old. I’ve read Making the Terrible Twos Terrific and have tried the methods there. My daughter refuses to sit on the potty or even attempt to use the potty...

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Food battles with a 2 year old.

Posted on 9/13/2021

We have a 2 year old son who is extremely picky, after feeling completely defeated by making and giving different meals for him from what the family was eating, we decided to only offer him what...

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Bedtime and night waking potty breaks

Posted on 8/22/2021

28 month old daughter bedtime routine and waking at night. Our 3rd child, who is 28 months recently started climbing (and falling) out of her crib, so we moved her to a toddler bed a little...

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Be a first responder

Posted on 8/20/2021

We have a 2 year old (4 months from turning 3) who finds disobedience hilarious. As his mom, I am struggling to know how to discipline and correct him. I will give a few examples. He locked...

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How to take my parenting responsibilities back from an 8 yro.

Posted on 8/19/2021

We have 2 boys, a 2yr and 8 yr old. We struggle a lot with the latter since we can remember. His defiance, disrespect, angry reactions, moaning and loud crying seem to be at an all time high....

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Convert Nap Time to Quiet Time As Toddler Outgrows Naps

Posted on 7/17/2021

My just turned 2 year old toddler is refusing naps. She has been out of routine since the clocks have changed and as we have just moved and not been at home for nap times so I’ve let her sleep in...

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Hiccup on the road to diaper freedom!

Posted on 7/15/2021

We started potty training our toddler about 5 months ago when he was 26 months. Unfortunately, we had not discovered Rosemond's books yet. We used a similar, but not exact same method. We...

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Toddler's Hitting Problem

Posted on 7/13/2021

My 2 almost 3 year old daughter has a problem with hitting how can I help her ?

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Toilet training- acting out or an accident?

Posted on 7/12/2021

We potty trained our daughter at 2yr 1mo old. She is 2yr 6mo old now. Today, her teacher at daycare said every time they told her “no” today, she would walk away and have a pee accident. They...

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18 MO Showing Herself In More Ways Than One

Posted on 6/18/2021

How do we discipline our 18 month old daughter? She has started throwing her toys or other items out of frustration or in an attempt to get our attention. She has also started slapping me. When...

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Lock Up

Posted on 6/15/2021

I am reading through John’s terrific 2 book and he mentions using child locks on kitchen cabinet doors etc but I am in rented accommodation and not allowed to put fitted child locks on the kitchen...

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Common Questions About Toilet Training

Posted on 6/4/2021

Hi. I've read and reread Rosemond's books on toilet training. Here are my questions after having read those in relation to daytraining my 21-month-old: 1) I use bell and gate which work, but he...

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Early Intervention Resources

Posted on 5/22/2021

Hi, It is so hard to tell who the scammers are and who are legitimate in the "medical" realm. I have a friend who has a son who has all the classic symptoms of actual autism, but his Dr. has not...

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2 year old Hair Cut Anxiety

Posted on 5/21/2021

Hello, my son is 2 years and 3 months old. He has not had a full evaluation for autism yet but is showing signs and is nonverbal. He is in desperate need of a haircut but anytime we have taken him...

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Stop!

Posted on 5/17/2021

My two year old daughter has recently been running away from me when we are in parking lots or near the street. I gave her a firm spanking, but she keeps doing it. What should I do?

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Potty Problems

Posted on 5/12/2021

Our daughter started potty training at 17 months. She is currently 33 months and still has accidents daily. She will run to the potty to poop but will have as many as 4-5 pee accidents a day at...

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Time for a Potty Training Refresher

Posted on 4/29/2021

We are so thankful for the help we have received from The Well-Behaved Child and Making the Terrible Twos Terrific. Currently, we have been able to get our two year old (29 months old today) out...

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2 Year Old Wants Adult Supervision to Use Potty

Posted on 4/19/2021

Our 2yr 9mth girl is mostly well potty trained, no accidents since 2 yes. But she's well monitored by mom who brings her to potty on a regular schedule. When mom is not home, she will tell me she...

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She's Got an Arm!

Posted on 4/13/2021

My 2 year old daughter is throwing anything and everything she can find when she feels upset or does not get her way ... any advice? We have tried ignoring it but she just grabs more things to...

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Time for a Potty Training Reset

Posted on 4/13/2021

We are currently attempting to potty train our 21-month-old boy. It has been almost one month of training and we are having almost zero success with getting him to sit on the potty to pee or poop....

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Potty Training Setback

Posted on 4/12/2021

We started potty training our 30 month old son using the method from the terrible twos book. Except the preschool wouldnt allow him without diaper untill fully trained. After 2 weeks He was at...

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Should Parents Start Naked & $75 Before or After they Move?

Posted on 4/8/2021

My son, who is 20 months old has stomach issues with constipation. On average he is constipated about two times a month at least. We are starting potty training this weekend, and we are worried...

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Escape artist refuses to nap

Posted on 4/7/2021

My 2 year old recently discovered she can crawl out of her crib. Now she refuses to take a nap. I repeatedly put her back in her crib, and she crawls back out. Any suggestions? Should I put lock...

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Back on track, potty training

Posted on 4/7/2021

My 27-month daughter was potty trained 2 months ago and was doing great. She was not having accidents. 2 weeks ago I gave birth to our second daughter and now my 2-yr old is having accidents. ...

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Parent Worried About Autism

Posted on 4/4/2021

4-year old, dad not involved since his birth. 8 months ago my child saw a video about pregnant ladies and since then he pretends to be pregnant. he knows he is a boy and that cannot happen but...

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Potty Training

Posted on 3/15/2021

We are toilet training our 18 month old son. He has sat on the small potty many times, peed in it a few times, mostly he refuses to sit on it. He is clearly capable of what is being asked of him....

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She's a Screamer!

Posted on 3/9/2021

My two year old daughter has developed a habit of screaming. She scream when doesn’t get what she wants or her brother takes something from her. How do I address this misbehavior? I know she is...

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Two year old screams while Mom is on the phone.

Posted on 3/9/2021

How do I get my two year old to not scream or ask questions while I’m on the phone?

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Potty training turns into playing

Posted on 3/6/2021

Hi! I have 2 new questions: Bath time is rough because our daughter wants to sit and play on the toilet instead of taking a bath. Bath time is part of our bedtime routine so I’m not sure how...

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Yelling and spanking are ineffective parenting tools.

Posted on 3/4/2021

We live with my parents and our two kids (1, and almost 3). My mom particularly is mad about the "being calm" advice. She feels that I need to scold my almost 3-year-old and that there is no logic...

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Home/School Divide

Posted on 3/4/2021

We are in the early stages of implementing John's Discipline strategies. So far, I definitely see improvement in our children's behavior, respect of our authority and each other. We have four...

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Follow up questions - confidence during potty training

Posted on 2/28/2021

Parent guru question 2: Thanks for your last response. Our 25-month old daughter is successfully wearing shorts no underwear, and has had 0 accidents at home in 8 days! I have 2 new...

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Encouraging Resourcefulness

Posted on 2/26/2021

My husband thinks I need to provide more structure for our 2, 4 and 6 year old. This has risen out of increasing complaints about boredom, fighting between the kids and increasing misbehavior...

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Stay the course - potty training

Posted on 2/24/2021

I am currently potty training my youngest, almost 19 months. I have purchased John's books on the terrible 2s and potty training and I have been trying to follow all the advice. It has been a week...

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Afraid of the potty

Posted on 2/24/2021

I am in the process of potty training a 3 year old. She is irrationally afraid of the potty, and seems to believe she will fall in even though she is using a small toddler-sized potty that she...

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Knowing When and How to Use Time-Out With Toddler

Posted on 2/22/2021

Hello, I just asked a question the other day about toddler hitting, pushing, etc. When he does this, he is not having a tantrum. He is actually laughing. I was suggested to implement a time...

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Confidence during potty training

Posted on 2/20/2021

We are potty training our 25-month old. I took a week off work to keep our daughter home from daycare to really get a good start. We read Toilet Training without Tantrums and are following Naked...

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Am I doing to much?

Posted on 2/18/2021

I have 3 children, soon to be 5, soon to be 4, soon to be 2. I have begun implementing alpha speech and tickets within the last month. I am still using the "offense" to lose tickets as not...

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When Getting Dressed Becomes Game of Chase

Posted on 2/16/2021

Hi, my daughter, will turn 3 in 2 months recently started defying us when it comes to changing her clothes. Whenever she is told it’s time to do it, she thinks its some sort of game, runs away or...

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Developmental Delays and Potty Training

Posted on 2/16/2021

Toilet training follow up - soiling pants still. Our disabled (developmental delay, hearing loss, sensory processing delay) 4.5 year old daughter has been toilet training for about a month now. ...

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2-Year-Old's Aggressive Behavior Is Unacceptable

Posted on 2/15/2021

Hello! I have two kids. Boy: Almost 3 (in May) Girl: 1 and 2 months old Boy is hitting girl, knocks her over and laughs when he does it. How can I approach this adequately?

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2 yro sleeping with Mom and Dad HELP!

Posted on 2/15/2021

Our 26 1/2 month old daughter is still co-sleeping with my husband and me. Although we would like to move her out of our bed, we are struggling with the dynamic of how to move her into the room...

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Concern About Possibility Of Autism In 2-Year-Old?

Posted on 2/7/2021

If my 2 year old grandson is loving, social, communicative, and playful, do I need to be concerned with autism if he want to play a game constantly called "do that? The game is following...

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Why Do My Kids Hate Getting Dressed So Much?

Posted on 2/7/2021

Why do my kids hate getting dressed so much?! They are 2 and 5. It inevitably causes a battle, and when we finally depart someone is crying. I can’t get the diaper changed or clothes on, and the 5...

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No more bottles!

Posted on 1/27/2021

Hello, My 2.5 yr old boy still uses a bottle to self soothe at night. This habit was created from living in a one bedroom apartment and trying to keep him quiet through the night when he was...

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Take Charge of the Picky Eater Problem

Posted on 1/25/2021

My 18 month old daughter has eaten anything given to her up until now. She only wants dry beige foods like pasta, cereal, plain biscuits, yogurts etc. Everything else is thrown on the floor. She...

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