So sorry you are going through biting issues! My DD was kicked out of a daycare for biting, so I research everything on the topic. The best advice I found was a book called "No Biting: Policy and Practice for Toddler Programs, Second Edition" by Gretchen Kinnell. This book is aimed more towards daycares but I found the techniques work at home as well. My DD was actually biting more at daycare than at home, so after switching centers the problem kind of went away on it's own.
Do you have lots of similar toys so that they aren't fighting over them? Also encourage them to share, we practiced this with our kids. Sounds funny but I think having DD understand the concept of sharing helped. Another thing is to keep them busy. I think that's the difference in the daycares. DD was bored at the other one and is busy all the time now, so less time to get herself into trouble.
Good luck! I know it can be frustrating but they will outgrow it.View Thread
I do know that some cultures shave it all off (including girls) b/c they believe it comes in thicker. However, I'm not sure if it's true. Personally, I think little boys look cuter with buzz cuts.View Thread
Maybe he's sleeping too much during the day. I think 3 hrs is an awful lot at this age. Are you putting him to bed too early or too late that he's either not tired or overly tired? I think you need to be consistent and not allow him to play, the first couple nights might be hard but he'll eventually learn that crying won't get him anything and he'll go back to sleep.View Thread
She'll soon go to her 15 month appointment, so I'd talk to the doctor about it then and even show them how she walks. I think I read somewhere that some babies don't walk until 18 months, so she could just be a late bloomer. Good luck and keep seeking advice if you don't feel satisfied with what your doctor tells you.View Thread
My first DD was the same way. My DH has an aunt who is a nurse and she told me to go cold turkey, that DD would not go thirsty. Also, have you introduced a sippy cup before now? We found with DD#1 that we were trying to introduce too many new things at once, sippy cup and milk. So with DD#2 she started putting formula in a sippy cup around 10 months, she was getting her lunch and dinner formula this way. Then when we switched to milk, she took to it much faster than her big sister. Maybe if you haven't done a sippy cup before, try it with formula/BM for a few days before trying the milk again.
Others have recommended mixing formula/BM with the milk and gradually reducing the amount mixed in.
So sorry that you have these feelings. I'm glad that you are good at providing for her but remember that money/things can't buy her love and happiness. My suggestion would be to talk to a conselor, maybe you have resentment towards your ex and are holding these feelings against your daughter even though you may not realize it. I think it would be good for you to talk to someone about it.
How did you feel when you were pregnant? How about when she was first born before the divorce? Did you ever have "motherly" feelings towards your daughter? Do you think it could be resentment? I guess these are things you could sit down and talk with someone about to try to figure out the underlying cause of your feelings. I hope you can feel love towards your daughter b/c it's the best feeling. My girls make my day after a long day of work!!View Thread
I wouldn't say eating just those things are harmful but he's certainly not getting a wide variety of food/nutrients. I've read many places that toddlers take a few times with a new food to like it, so just keep offering it to him. Try making casseroles where there's veggies mixed into pasta or rice with a sauce...maybe he'll like that. I found with both of my kids if the veggies are mixed into something they are more willing to eat it but I still offer the veggies on the side so that they can get use to the taste of them. Just keep offering him different foods more than once...don't give up! He's still really young that you and your brother can teach him to like different foods. Good luck!View Thread
This may sound mean but we had to do it with DD#1, we would pin her on the ground and force her mouth open. By the time she was 2yrs old she was more willing to open her mouth for us. Good luck!View Thread