Of all the phases, I believe this one is grating my nerves the most. About three weeks ago, our oldest started being quite contrary...about EVERYTHING. Even when she’s playing on her own. Deep breaths...
My 22 month old has mastered both holding to go to the bathroom at night and during naps and she is now going to the potty as soon as she wakes up but we can’t get her to go or I guess I haven’t “caught” the right time for her to go during the rest of the day. Any advice? What were your tricks? Is putting her on the potty every fifteen minutes necessary?
I'm hosting a birthday party for our three year old at our local park. We are on a tight budget and can't afford entertainment. The park has a large sand box with two jungle gyms at either end. The park staff said the park itself should be enough at that age. I was thinking of bringing some chalk, balls, jump ropes, and bubble wands. Do you think that's enough?
So my kids (3 and 5) are pretty normal when it comes to eating; not super picky but they certainly prefer “kid foods” like chicken nuggets, pasta, hot dogs, etc. I give them veggies every night but often they ignore them or have to be nagged into eating them. Then my 5yo did a nutrition unit at school. Somehow his (brilliant!) teacher managed to teach a bunch of pre-K kids about vitamins, macr... More
I have a strong feeling that my child doesn’t really get the concept of going pee. I’m sure he knows his body is doing something but doesn’t know that he is urinating. We’re in the process of potty training him. He wears underwear during the day and stays dry really well. When he sits on the potty there is no success. As soon as we put the pull up on him for naps or bedtime he immediately w... More
My 3 and half year old girl loves playing "mommy and me" where she takes on my tone and speech. She has a speech delay and when she plays this way she speaks more to her age level. Is this normal?
I feel like this is a potty training nightmare! My 3 year old won't tell me when she needs to use the potty at all. She turns 4 in October. Like there aren't even warning signs when she's about to go. She wants to be like her little sister who is 2 and also is special needs. I've tried bribing, stickers, schedule and it's a fight every time to go to the potty and she doesn... More
I have a 4 yo nephew who loves to scare my 3 yo daughter whenever they get together. Their play starts out normal, and then it's as if he gets bored and will then take to screaming in her face repeatedly and laughing, until it escalates to something more physical like pushing her down or hitting with a toy. This last time she got hit in the head with a toy golf club. My daughter will speak ... More
My 4yo just will NOT stop putting his hands down his pants. It’s like it has become this idle thing that he does just all the time. He is very recently potty trained, and I try to watch how severely I tell him to stop because I’m trying to convey to him what’s appropriate without like... someday leaving him with the impression that his privates are dirty... you know? But I just don’t know what ... More
Hello everyone. I have a 4 year old son who is super hyperactive. He can't play by himself for more than, I'd say on average ...37 seconds. He's always right next to me and if I'm in a different room for some reason he'll narrate out loud what he's doing to me. After all he wouldn't want me to miss anything lol. In fact as I post this he is running around me in circ... More
I have battled constipation with my 2 year old identical boys for months. I have tried so many things and nothing is helping keep them regular. They drink plenty of water (and milk), are active throughout the day, eat a (mostly) balanced diet. I've tried all different kinds of fruits and fruit juice, probiotics, raisins/prunes, homeopathic constipation drops, yogurt with probiotics, and j... More
My 25 month old is potty training. She requests the potty appropriately, but when it comes time to actually go, she panics and says all done. She'll ask and sit 3-4 times in a row and then end up having an accident. She's not afraid to sit on her little potty or the big toilet, and she likes watching it flush (even waves bye-bye to mommy's pee!) She also enjoys helping her potty do... More
My daughter is 4 years old because she is a year behind in school because her b day is sept 6, 5 days after the cut off. In her school they start at 18 months she’s in pre-K 3 right now. Since she started pre k 2 she tells me that school is boring and when she started pre-K 3 this year (2XXX-XXXX) she tells me the same thing. What should I do?
I have gotten my daughter 7 types of panties. Designs,cotton, extra padding,no padding, ive done it all. Even sizes. She takes it off not even 2 mins after i put it on her. She screams and wont listen to me. She takes off her pullups so i think shes ready to potty training. Help!!!!
My three-anger is an anti sleeper when it comes to naps or bedtime. I also have a 10 month old who she wakes when she freaks out defying any attempt to put her down making everything harder. Any advice on naps or sleeping without a cry it out method?