Maybe he's not ready. You need to read your child's ques. I tried with DD#1 when she was 21 months and she did the same thing. I waited until she was 2 1/2 and it went much easier. Maybe lay off for a few months and then try again. You don't want him to hate the potty.View Thread
Consistency! I can't stress how important it is to not give in. The first few nights will be rough but he'll learn soon that if he gets up, that you are just going to have to put him back into his bed. I'm going to suggest shutting your door that way you hear him trying to get into your room that way he doesn't sneak into bed or sleep on your floor. Don't allow one night for him to sleep in your bed and then expect him not to. You need to keep putting him back into his own bed. When my DD comes into our room, I remind her that it's still night night time and that she has to sleep in her own bed. I agree with the other poster about making it a huge deal that he's a big boy. Good luck and don't give in even if it means a few nights of less sleep.View Thread
Time out. It works for us, whenever DD hits anyone she has to sit in her time-out chair for 2 minutes (her age). She hates it and crys the entire time but after it's over I ask why she had to sit there. She tells me and then has to apologize to whomever she hit.View Thread
As far as the walking, I know that some kids it takes until they are 18 months to get the whole walking thing down. Maybe encourage it by making a game out of walking, like who can walk to get the ball? Then praise them like crazy when they do it. PRAISE them anytime they walk.
For the tantrums, you might have to ignore the behavior as long as no one gets hurts. They are still too young but we use time-out for one minute for our 22 month old when she has those fits. I set a timer and she knows not to get up until it goes off. Be consistent, if you say no to something and they start screaming, don't give in or they'll know that they just have to throw a tantrum to get what they want. Also, try to redirect them to something else as well as not saying no to stuff all the time...pick your battles. There are lots of good articles if you google tantrums. Good luck! It does get easier as they get older.View Thread
I would put him back in pullups/diapers whichever you choose for a few weeks, kind of as a reset button. During this time, if he asks to go, take him but don't push it at all. Then try the training agian, going to full time underware. We did small toys as a reward for our first daughter, she needed an instant gratification reward. Then after a few weeks of that, we just gave her m&ms for going. If this resetting him doesn't work, I'd call the pedi.View Thread
I can't believe how fast these kids are growing up. I think I remember you from the pregnancy boards and now our little ones are/almost 3. DD is getting a baby sister for her 3rd birthday, well almost a month and half early. I'm about ready to pop...any day now...39 weeks! Maybe my Katelyn will share her day! ;c) Happy BDay to Ava!!!View Thread
That's the biggest thing...try not to tell them no. We found that the more we said no to DD the more she would use it back. So we started telling her don't do that or it's not nice to do that and then we notice a decrease in her using no. She'll be 3 in less 2 months, so now when she says no when we ask her to do something we give her one warning to stop saying no and do it or she goes in time-out. Works well for us. Good luck! Every toddler goes through this phase.View Thread
She might be but it's not a terrible thing unless it starts to control her life. Just think her room will always be clean and organized. ;c)
My husband is definitely OCD but not extreme. I've noticed some of those traits in DD. She has this Lucky Ducks game and everytime we play we have to be the same color as the last time. Then one day after playing she lined up all the ducks in a straight line before putting them away. We also have a calendar that we are using as a count down to baby (less than 2 weeks!! YAY!!) and we have her put a star sticker on at the end of each day. Most of the time the stars are all facing (yes they have faces on them) the same way. So she does have some characteristics of OCD but we're not worried.View Thread
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