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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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Toilet Training with Diapers?

Posted 2 weeks 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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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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Five year old uncooperative, and more

Posted on 11/13/2017

I am a preschool principal, I have a 5 year-old child who has problems. He has been with us since he was 4 (we have used many ways to discipline him but it doesn't work). He is able to...

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Follow up about Disobedient 5 y/o

Posted on 11/13/2017

I am referring to my previous question about a 5 years old student in my preschool. The boy is not my son. I don't think that he has ADHD or Autism. When I spoke to the mother, she told me that...

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Stop Feeding the Beast

Posted on 8/28/2017

HI there, We are currently disciplining our 6 year old daughter for not eating her lunch most days. The problem she claims is that they turn on the TV during lunch so she doesn't eat. She also...

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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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Preschooler Acting Up at Daycare

Posted on 5/25/2017

Our 4 1/2 year old daughter paid me a compliment last night: "You are the meanest mommy I've ever seen!" This came after dispassionately informing her that she had lost all of her tickets...

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Sticky Fingers

Posted on 3/4/2017

Our five year old (foster) son has begun stealing things from other children's book bags (or toys that are left out) at his after-school program. He's a curious little fellow and has a hard time...

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Toilet Training at Daycare

Posted on 2/22/2017

I am a full-time working mother. When my oldest daughter (now 3) was 19 months old, I gave birth to her little sister (now 20 months). I had read your toilet training book and knew that I wanted...

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YMCA child care ok for 1 yo?

Posted on 2/16/2017

What are your thoughts on letting kids stay in child care at local YMCA for one to two hours a day. I stay at home with them. They are 1 and 2. I am worried that may be to much time away from me...

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Toddlers and resilience

Posted on 2/9/2017

I resigned my job to stay home with my 26 month old son and will soon have a baby end of April. When I resigned we had to give up the work daycare he was in 2.5 days a week. He seemed to miss the...

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Three year olds and daycare

Posted on 1/16/2017

Just newly 3 year old at daycare not minding teachers running around Not minding when in time-out About 15-18 children in room with 2 teachers Mother had taken away privileges at home later....

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Typical Day?

Posted on 12/18/2016

Hello.. I have a two year old who will be turning three in September...what should our typical day look like? I also have a 10 month old as well. We are struggling finding a routine and...

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Toddler not into Class Pictures!

Posted on 10/26/2016

I encountered a situation the other day and I'd like to know how you would have handled it were you a preschool teacher involved in class picture day. One tot out of a dozen crossed his arms and...

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Preschool Provoker

Posted on 10/3/2016

I have an almost 3 year old boy who is in a 2 day a week preschool. He has been bitten at school twice in the last 2 weeks by the same student. My son is very stubborn and strong willed. Each...

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New Preschool Problems

Posted on 9/23/2016

We transferred our 35 month old daughter to a new pre-school this week and she does not seem to be adjusting well there. Cries a lot when we leave her there in the morning, whines throughout the...

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Advice While Under Others' Care?

Posted on 8/3/2016

Hi There, We have 6-year-old boy/girl twins and a nearly 2-year-old daughter. We've had so much trouble with our son for longer than we like to remember. He's incredibly defiant, obstinate,...

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3 yo girl wears same shirt every day

Posted on 7/14/2016

My daughter is three and likes to wear this cute lil fox shirt. She has two of them and wears them everyday almost. She is also in preschool. The shirts are always clean when she wears them. In...

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4 Year Old Bad Behavior at Preschool

Posted on 3/31/2016

My son, 4, has had a spotty record at school for not listening, “peer aggression” (the school’s words) amongst other things. As a result, I instilled the ticket system for talking back and not...

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4 1/2 year old having issues at school

Posted on 2/7/2016

Hello, Our daughters teacher has brought to our attention some behaviors that she is frequently having to address in the classroom. These include having to be repeatedly told to share, play...

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5 year old having issues at preschool

Posted on 1/13/2016

Hi. My son is almost 5 and has been a busy/hyper boy since birth. He has improved in the last month's thanks to the ticket system, but still having issues at preschool. His teachers are ill...

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Nip it...Now

Posted on 10/30/2015

Our five year old son is punching his parents when he's angry. He is the youngest of four boys, his three brothers are triplets. He also had continued to have a difficult time separating from mom...

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To Trick/Treat or Not

Posted on 10/27/2015

My husband and I are having difficulty knowing how to handle a oroblem. We don't believe we as Christians should celabrate Halloween. Our three and a half year old grandson has been the teachers...

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Doesn't Get It

Posted on 9/19/2015

I have an almost 4 year old son who is becoming increasingly challenging to deal with during the day. It seems that unless we are out of the house, he is more demanding of my attention, quick to...

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Head Butter continued...

Posted on 8/24/2015

I don't understand Melinda Norris's answer to my last question about my 3.5 year old daughter headbutting at school. Melinda said, "My first question is how the teacher handled it. She needs to...

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Head Butter

Posted on 8/22/2015

Yesterday, my 3.5 year old daughter was asked to clean up her mess by one of her preschool teachers. She said, "NO!" and ran away. The teacher followed her, knelt down, and said, "We don't say no...

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3 year old can't take no for an answer

Posted on 8/17/2015

My three year old boy is quickly turning into a terror. I want to nip this in the bud fast but I am unsure about effective discipline at this age. He has quite a temper. If I tell him no or...

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Four Out of Control

Posted on 7/1/2015

HELP! We have a four year old that we are having major issues with. He is at daycare five days a week, but between daycare and home he is on the ticket program for not doing what he is told. He...

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Day Care Providers - then and now

Posted on 6/5/2015

I love reading John Rosemond's descriptions of his childhood and interaction with his mother, but he never mentions who babysat him while his mother was working, at school, out with friends, etc....

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Social Life of a 2 Year Old

Posted on 6/5/2015

Our 2.5 yo daughter is an only child but extremely mature, talkative and social. She loves other kids and is dying to go to school. We go to story time at the library, but other than that we...

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Girls Will Be Girls...

Posted on 5/15/2015

I had written in last year about a situation with my daughter and another little girl in her class. We had a horrible year last year because of a girl in my daughter's pre k class that seemed to...

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Four year old cannot play by himself

Posted on 4/27/2015

Our 4.5 year old son is incapable of playing by himself. He either bothers his brother or lays on the floor and whines for me to play with him. I limit tv to one hour a day and we do not have...

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6 yo Morning Blues

Posted on 2/18/2015

I have a 6 year old daughter in kindergarten at a very small private Christian school. I have a very hard time getting her up and dressed every morning. Often times lots of tears and whining...

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5 yo Appropriate Consequences

Posted on 11/19/2014

What is an acceptable punishment/consequence for my 5 year old son in Kindegarten when he pushes and hits other kids at school? I feel like spanking him may contradict what I'm saying to him. Its...

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Nap-time Accidents

Posted on 11/18/2014

I have a 33-month-old daughter who has been potty training for 4 months now. She has gotten pretty good at urinating on the potty, if she is directed and taken at intervals. However, she has to go...

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Another Reluctant Daycare

Posted on 11/18/2014

I have a 33-month-old daughter who has been potty training for 4 months now. She poops once a day (rarely more or less). She will generally "sync" her pooping to a particular time of day for a...

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Almost 3 yo Sharing

Posted on 11/3/2014

My daughter will turn three next month. She is advanced for her age, most adults believe she is four due to her language skills. We live in a neighborhood where she is friends with a four year...

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Wonderful 3's!

Posted on 10/30/2014

I have an almost 3 year son ( he turns 3 in January) who is a very sweet child….most of the time. In the last month - he has become more aggressive and having more tantrums. He goes to school 2...

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Unruly 4 YO

Posted on 8/22/2014

My son is almost 4 years old. He began showing signs of a very strong will around 18 months old. We have been consistent and follow through with punishments. We've tried a large array of...

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Followup...Worrisome Words...

Posted on 7/3/2014

Follow up to Worrisome Words... I'm guessing this has to be coming from someone at daycare, another kid because the adults in charge are impeccable. He watches no more than 1/2 hour of innocuous...

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Do NOT Leave me!

Posted on 6/26/2014

Hello! My son is almost 4. We started to see separation anxiety in him when he was about 18 months old. He goes to preschool 1/2 day during the school year but, for the most part, I am home with...

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Grandma, I love you!

Posted on 6/5/2014

Our 3 year old son is extremely attached to my mother inlaw. He asks and begs to see her all the time. A year ago she watched him in her home while we were at work. During the weekends and...

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3 year old biting

Posted on 5/13/2014

What do you do if you are a nanny of a 3 year old who bites? My friend has two kids of her own (3 yr old girl and 19 month old boy) and nannies for two additional kids (3 year old girl and 5...

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4 yo old disruptive in day care

Posted on 3/28/2014

I have a son who is 4 years old and extremely strong willed. He is exhibiting behavior at daycare that we do not want to see continue like not keeping hands and feet to oneself, listening to...

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4 yo doesn't participate in recess

Posted on 3/5/2014

Hello, First of all - thank you for your last response. Despite, my initial misgivings about the soundness of the tactic, I actually think it is working! Now then, my 4 year old daughter is in...

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4 yo aggressive at preschool

Posted on 2/25/2014

Our strong-willed, first child, 4 year old daughter is having trouble getting along with her classmates in preschool. Last November, at my conference with her teacher, the teacher said they are...

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2 year old is toilet trained, and in day care too!

Posted on 12/17/2013

Update on a 2yo boy toilet training in daycare and going "commando". Success, sweet success! Thank you so much for reassuring me and telling me to stay the course. First, he is in underwear now...

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More on "fearful" toddler

Posted on 12/12/2013

Thanks John, this is a final response to the distressed toddler questions. With the group setting tizzy, how should I respond to this in a way that will help him emerge? I am grateful for your...

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More questions about distressed toddler

Posted on 12/11/2013

Hi John, Thanks, I am responding to your response regarding attachment parenting. I am not an attachment parenting follower at all, why else would I be reading your books? Why do you say he...

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