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21 Month Old Potty Training Hangup

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I am potty training my 21 mo daughter, I followed N$75 for my son and it worked well, he was pretty well potty trained in 6 weeks, I started him at 23 months. We started my daughter almost 1...

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Sharing rooms...

Posted 3 days ago

Our 5 year-old daughter and 2 year-old son share a bedroom. By what age is it no longer appropriate for them to share? Our house has only two bedrooms, but we do have a plan in mind as to how...

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21 mo Taking Forever to "Get" Toilet Training

Posted 1 week ago

We started potty training our son at 21 months, same as we did our other 2 children at that age. We are still struggling with him though after two and half months. He does well when at home with a...

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3yo Licking toys

Posted 1 week ago

My 3 year old son has a habit of licking all of the toys at Mothers Morning Out (which he attends 2 mornings a week), "with compulsion" as his teachers describe. When it comes time to play...

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3 year old hitting at school

Posted 1 week ago

Our three-year-olds teacher is on board with the ticket system since he is being aggressive (the behavior we are targeting) at school as well. How should we work this out? She gives him 5 tickets...

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Toilet Training with Diapers?

Posted 1 week ago

I have a 3 year old grand daughter who is halfway potty trained in that she urinates on the potty and often refuses to poop on the potty . In order for her teacher and often her parents to not...

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Holiday Shuffle

Posted 2 weeks ago

This question is regarding the upcoming Christmas season and how to handle my mom and my in-laws. My husband and I have disagreements about how to handle both of our families during this time of...

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Toilet Training 21 mo, No Progress

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are on Day 6 of toilet training our 21-month old son with N75. We are seeing NO progress from Day 1 to today. We have gated off the kitchen because that is where we spend most of our time,...

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Toddlers Don't want to Stay in their Rooms

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am having a problem with keeping my 2 year old and 3 year old in their rooms when they are isolated from the family with misbehavior. Is it appropriate to gate this age? My husband and I are...

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A 27-month-old Hitter, Pusher

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our 27 month old son who goes to a child care center in a bible study once per week is hitting and pushing other babies in the class. He specifically hits the younger kids either with a toy or...

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Mornings with a Grumpy Toddler

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a 27 month old boy who wakes up grumpy every morning. He sleeps well all night long after going to bed around 7:30pm and wakes up at 6am. It takes him 20-30 minutes for him to be happy in...

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Toilet Training Regression

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our daughter is 31 months. We started potty training at 16 months using N75, and used the potty bell and gate. She has been almost fully trained since 2 years. In fact, until about 3 weeks ago,...

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19 month old Potty Training at Night?

Posted on 11/10/2017

My husband and I just started potty training my 19 month old son today using the 'Naked and 75 method'. I am a little unclear if you recommend continuing to use diapers overnight or not. When my...

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Toilet Training Encouragement

Posted on 11/6/2017

I started my 21 month old son on N75 four days ago. I have read the book several times. The first day we had no success but I felt good that after he would wet or poop himself, he would run and...

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Three Year Old Obedient... Except With Mom

Posted on 10/26/2017

Hello and thank you for your time. We have a 3-year-old who is, most of the time, a very good and obedient boy. Let me rephrase that: He listens to his father 100% of the time. With his mother,...

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3 Year Old Tantruming

Posted on 10/25/2017

Please see my previous question. This here is background: I should add that he is ill with a cold. Monday and Tuesday of this week we tried to go back to a normal schedule since big sister had...

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Potty Training Refusal

Posted on 10/25/2017

We are on day 8 of the intervention suggested in Toilet Training without Tantrums. Our 37 mo son was partially potty trained with pee and a stool refuser. On the am of day 3, he went poop and pee...

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19 month old Screaming, 4 y/o Bothering

Posted on 10/23/2017

I need help!! My 19 month old has recently found her "voice". She is screaming this horrible high pitched scream when she can't communicate. Like a typical toddler she is quite bossy and gets...

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Shift Your Focus

Posted on 10/23/2017

I need some guidance with my two youngest children. I am a stay at home mother of four children. I currently have two in full time elementary school and two at home. The kids at home are 4 and...

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3 yo questions about death

Posted on 10/19/2017

Over the past year my (then 3 year old) son has attended two funerals, one for his great grandfather, and another for a young child in our church. He knows the part of the catechism about what...

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Appropriate Punishment for a Toddler

Posted on 10/11/2017

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 on 10/9/2017

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 on 10/8/2017

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 on 10/6/2017

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 on 10/3/2017

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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