Hi Everyone! So at school today my 3 year old told her teachers no when re-directing her. At home and school she sometimes hits and/or kicks when she's feeling angry or frustrated. I've used the phrases like "use your listening ears" "hands are not for hitting".."we dont kick people". "I don't like it when you (name action) please don't do that... More
I am at my wits end with the toddler stage and I'm afraid this is just the beginning with a 14 month old. Please offer guidance, tips, and advice. I find myself wanting to curl up in a ball and hide from the world every single day and I can't help but count down to bedtime. Trying not to wish away this phase because it isn't entirely all bad, but this is the hardest age for me so far.
How do you handle that? If Santa only delivers the gifts on Christmas Eve, then do you leave the tree bare until then? I have friends and family buying gifts and wondering if I should let them put the gifts under the tree now. And if so, how do we explain that to kids?
Disclaimer piercing a toddlers ears . Please no mean comments its just a question. How to boy moms feel about piercing one ear? In the 90's when I was in elementary school ther where boys with one ear pierced. Do boys still pierce ears and if my child askes what should I do?
My daughter will be two in a few days. She is my fourth baby. My older three were weaned successfully at 16 months each(they're all boys if that matters) . I am still nursing her around the clock, in addition to regular three meals a day, snacks, dairy milk. She will throw the BIGGEST tantrums until I nurse her. I admit , I am very weak with this one. It really has become the only time my l... More
I know that this could be normal but this soon? Is this something that he possibly picked up from (rare) arguments with dad and I? Or is this just a boy thing learning how to get his way? He looks at me in the eyes and cries almost growls in a pissed off way. Not a hurt cry or a normal cry of his. Any tips or comments? Advice?
Ok so I’m like 95% sure my son has picked up the sign for milk. HOWEVER, should I be feeding him every time he signs it? To encourage his understanding? Because sometimes he does it after a feeding or when I don’t think he’s actually hungry. I don’t want to confuse him though by leaving the sign unassociated
My boyfriend likes ‘normal’ names... pretty much traditional or common names. Which I am fine with. We have decided on Oliver for a boy, but are undecided on a girl name. So.... 1. What is a good middle name for Oliver. We like Ryan or Nicholas, but are also open to any suggestions. 2. We like Amelia, Emily, Charlotte, and Claire for girls. Need opinions! Or any other suggestions :)
My son is 17 months old and he is breastfeeding once in the morning and once at night but my milk is starting to taper off at night. When the milk officially goes away, do I give him some milk before bed or just no drinks before bed at that point? We do dinner at 5-5:30, then bath, then bed by 6:15 so I liked that he was getting a little milk in right before sleeping. Would love to hear what so... More
Hi parents! My 3yo daughter has quite the temper on her. If she’s upset she stomps, yells, and can be destructive (which she in turn gets timeout for destructive behavior. I am in need of advice on how to help her channel her anger and control it. I don’t want to tell her to not be mad because I think it’s important for kids to learn their feelings and know how to respond instead of them learni... More
What are some age appropriate ways to discipline a young toddler (2 1/2)? I understand ignoring bad behavior, but what if we say no and he continues to do something, like if it’s dangerous or destructive ? I’ve tried time out, raising my voice, ‘sending’ to his room, distracting with something else (FYI he cannot be distracted) - nothing is proving to be effective (a lot of the times he thinks ... More