Hi everyone! I have a feeling that I will be posting to this site a lot of questions. Lately, my son (he turned 3 in November) has been waking up at 5. I dunno whats going on. I have him stay in bed and color on the tablet some. We have tried everything. From shortening his nap, earlier bedtime... I just don't know what to do. Maybe its just a phase? Thanks for any advice you might haveView Thread
He is doing better. Actually, my boy goes through some stages and he moves on. I have talked to some parents and their kids can take much longer to get through a stage of hitting, spitting, backtalking, scratching, kicking, screeching. My boy has gotten through most in 1-4 months. I was concerned , but as he grows I see that the problem would be if he never got out of the unpleasant part of the various things he does. I count my blessings and he is on to the next normal kid's stuff!!! LOLView Thread
Hello, Need advise my almost 3 year old has been drinking whole milk forever and a day per his doctor due to the fact that he is in the lower weight percent for his age. HE LOVES IT !!!!! I mean loves it. Lately he has been gagging and vomiting after drink it sometime right after other times a few minuets later. My wife and I thought it was just a tummy bug his two older brothers had. When it continued we set up a doctor appointment. and stop giving it to him. In the mean time i tried Lack aid free whole milk and it has not happened every time but has a couple. It goes with out saying he is going to doctor just wondering if anyone else has had this problem just start up all of a sudden.View Thread
Have a three year old boy whose nose has not stopped running for weeks. Has a cough to go with is due to post...
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Have a three year old boy whose nose has not stopped running for weeks. Has a cough to go with is due to post nasal drip. Anyone have any advise on how to tackle these issues and stop it happening in the future??View Thread
My son is 2.5 years old. He is healthy and smart in general. He is very adorable at home and also affectionate with people that he is familiar or feel comfortable with. But the only thing is that he always screams at strangers (adults and children) in public places, such as in a department store, restaurant, library, etc. We have tried many different methods but failed to control him. It is getting to the point that we are reluctant to bring him out in order to avoid the embarrassing situation. Added to our concern is that his pediatric has suggested to send him for an evaluation due to the delay in social skill development. Now we start getting worried about the possibility of Autism. Has anyone had similar experience with their toddler? And please share if anyone has advice to deal with the situation. Thank you.View Thread
Our 3 1/2 yo son has come home from daycare on a few recent occasions only to have a number 2 accident after getting home. He's previously potty trained (for nearly year and half) and the incidents are new. I notice that these rare occasions are on days he says kids are mean to him at daycare. anyone face this? is there correlation between the two? are we overlooking something?
MY 4 yr old Grandson has recently started vomiting whenever he cannot see his Mother If she leaves the room,...
Posted by An_254246
MY 4 yr old Grandson has recently started vomiting whenever he cannot see his Mother If she leaves the room, wakes at night, etc he will vomit I realize this is an insecurity issue but would like to know if u have any tips on what we should do We have ab appt' with his Dr. but that is not for three more weeks I appreciate any advice you can offer View Thread
My 3 y.o. is a scratching machine. He hits and scratches everyone. I go to put him in his car seat and he often (usually) scratches my face when both hands are busy snapping the belt for the seat, he does it with both hands and draws blood and laughs. he is not angry. He would have some screeching incidents where he'd screech once or twice or thrice a couple times a day. Those are waning. He's very intelligent and doesn't seem to do it out of anger, but it seems he does it to get a reaction. He has a good attention span and acts happy not angry. I'm at a loss of what to do. He doesn't do it constantly at pre-school but one incident a day every 2 or 3 days. He knows not to hit and scratch and knows it can lead to loss of privileges and time out. We are beginning to resort to spanking and it stops it for awhile, but I don't want to spank my kid 3 times a day everyday. In fact, I refuse. he's been kicked out of 2 daycares that were structured but a short term unstructured playdates type daycare he is usually ok View Thread
We recently started taking care of a 3 year old full time 7 months ago my husbands cousins baby to keep from...
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We recently started taking care of a 3 year old full time 7 months ago my husbands cousins baby to keep from going into the system, because mom and dad couldn't tak ecare of her and anyway I ca nnot get her potty trained I've tried everything I could think of, and she just will not use the potty and will not wear pull ups or panties throughs a big fit.Does any one have any sugestions?View Thread
Hi, my 3 1/5 yo boy who was previously potty trained (daytime only) has started having frequent accidents. He urinates frequently and little and is soaking wet every morning. He has been checked for diabetes and UTI and is negative on both. I have read the explanation regarding symptoms of dysfunctional voiding and it seems to me that he has them. He doesn't seem to mind being wet but he is adamant that he wants to be in 'big boy pants', he seems very keen to please me but he keeps on having this accidents both at home and at nursery. I would like to ask for some advice regarding my options - should I try potty re-training and make sure he empties his bladder fully say every hour (could this actually work) or should I take him to a doctor (GP has dismissed me already with some printed potty training advice and a UTI test, the diabetes test was done separately in connection with other health concerns). Thanks,View Thread
My 4 year old daughter for the past 2 months has refused to eat anything!!! She is claiming to have hair in her throat. The only thing I can get her to eat is a jar of baby food ..bananas..and even that she has only eaten about three jars in the past 2 months. Other than that daily she drinks pediasure. Is anyone else experiencing this?? Please help I am desperate and afraid for her health. I have taken her to an ENT and has an appt next week with a gasterologist but I need to know if anyone else is dealing with this. Like I said I'm desperate and very afraid.View Thread
My almost 3 yr old is having difficulty at daycare. Not wanting to share and lashing out at the other kids. it is becoming more and more frequent. The daycare director has even suggested he see a doctor. But he is not this way at home, except on the occasion that his big brother picks on him. He is generally a very cuddly laid back child. He has been sick the last few weeks, but I am not sure this is the only thing. What can/should we do? I can't risk him being kicked out of daycare, but he is not thriving there like his brother did. Can I have a neutral person observe what is going on during the day to see if there is more issues than just him lashing out?View Thread
I am trying to research on the internet about (emotional triggers) in preschoolers .... my 3yr old niece is being raised by her father... the absent mothers visits are far & few in between, but after a visit & she returns home she has fits of anger and lashes out at everyone, breaking toys, abusive behavior to her dolls and I was told today by a foster parent to research TRIGGERS ... does anyone have information??View Thread
Please help!! My 4 year old refuses to eat any solids
She will only have juice and water and yogurt
If she feels like it. She thinks I she has to eat any
Solids she's going to choke. I don't know what to
Hi. I am new to the board a friend recommend this board as she mentioned she always got great advice from her fellow mommies. Was wondering if anyone could provide some advice.
I can understand about 80% of what my three year old is saying, but there is still a lot I don't and I would like to work more with him on sounds and words. Has anyone found anything out there that your child loved and helped them? Apps, games, videos, books? Would love to know anything so we can continue to help him with his words.
concerned dad.... I noticed my daughters teeth this morning and it looks like a few of them are decaying but...
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concerned dad.... I noticed my daughters teeth this morning and it looks like a few of them are decaying but not black they look like yellow/transparent and looks like something ate threw the white of the teeth. my daughter will be 3yrs old in OCT. and she eats healthy and loves to brush her teeth. Is this just a part teeth development or something to be worried about. Please if anybody has had this issue get back to me ASAP.View Thread
My 3 year old's hair is not growing very well. top layer is longer than the layer underneath.Top layer is...
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My 3 year old's hair is not growing very well. top layer is longer than the layer underneath.Top layer is always frizzy and dry looking. tried cutting it, thinking it would grow better, but the growth cycle is very slow. Is there any suggestions?View Thread
I have 2 sons, one is 3 and one is 2, and I am pregnant again. My 3 year old constantly cries for me, even if I'm right in front of him. He will say mommy over and over even when I'm sitting with him. He will cry and cry for me all day for pretty much everyone. His dad, his sitter, his grandparents.. What can I do? It is causing a huge strain at home because he will not let his dad anywhere near him, or even look at him, without freaking out for mommy. As a mother, I want to comfort him, but at the same time it is frustrating and exhausting for everyone. PLEASE HELP!View Thread
Wow I feel so relieved now... My son is 6 years old and about a month ago he had HFM disease. Never thought this would be side effect.. Not once did my doctor tell me the side effects.. I definitely agree that all pediatricians and general doctors need to become more familiar with this disease and its side effects. It's very upsetting and ridiculous that we look to them for answers and their response " I DON'T KNOW" what that could be or lets run some blood work for all these diseases and see what we come up with... Very thankful for these posts.. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONDS TO THESE DISCUSSIONS..View Thread
My 3 year old son, up until the end of 2012, was the most well mannered, well spoken, and sweetest three year...
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My 3 year old son, up until the end of 2012, was the most well mannered, well spoken, and sweetest three year old. Ever since then, we have had issues with sleep patterns, anger, and fits of screaming. He wakes up at least once a night and knocks on our door to come in, and i usher him back to bed. sometimes he falls right back to sleep, other nights he cries. getting to bed has become a war that can take 2+ hours. He refuses to do anything that is not easy to him, no matter how much i try to encourage, it ends in tantrum and screaming. His father had Bi-polar and ADHD from early childhood, and i am afraid my son is developing it. I DO NOT WANT TO MEDICATE HIM. But i do not know what to do.... In pre-school I hear praise from his teachers, but at home he completely switches, and i feel as though i am doing something wrong. I just dont want to hear him scream anymore. and i mean blood curdling screams. it hurts my heart. I am at my wits end. can anyone help?View Thread
How do you get your DD to go potty in the big potty? If we're out and didn't bring the potty chair ring, she'll hold it until we get home. I'm glad she can hold it but it can't be good for her. Yesterday she kept holding herself and doing the potty dance (strangers were asking if she had to go potty) but she wouldn't go in the big potty and said she'd wait until we got home.View Thread
hope this is normal. my son could go all day without eating.. he hates to eat. i get so upset because he does not want to eat anything. took him to the dr he weighs what he should weigh and is healthy. but i still want him to eat!. any advise to get him to want to eatView Thread
I must admit, my dd is a little spoiled princess; but it's time that princess gets the boot out of my bed! I love to cuddle with her at night, sweet kisses in the morning too, but during the night she makes our king sized bed feel like a twin. She kicks and tosses & turns, I am so tired in the mornings before work. She was in her bed for a few months, then she got pneumonia so I wanted her right next to me, but that's been over 6-8 months ago. If she falls asleep we try to put her in her bed but she wakes up crying at 3am if she can't feel her dad or I and he goes running to get her! Any suggestions?View Thread
My 3 yr old refuses to use the potty for us, but when he is at day care or at his grandparents house he goes fine. I don't know what else to do? He has gone potty for us before, but only after we tell him he cannot go outside until he goes potty. We can't even use candy as a reward. He still says NO. People tell me that I need to force him, but I am not going to pick up a screaming child and then proceed to hold him on the potty until he goes. He wears diapers still since he refuses to use the potty. Does anyone have suggestions?View Thread
my son has been not wanting to go to sleep for about a year, but its getting worse, hes up till 4 and 5am everynight. we have tried waking him up early among other things and he stays uo later and later, it is effecting his attitude and his behavior. advise please, im going crazyView Thread
I have a son and he will be 3 in July and I just don't know what to do about his behavior anymore.. We recently moved away from all of our family/friends and I am now a stay at home mom.. He has a year old brother that he is mean to all day long.. He is loving to him but very very rough and won't stop when he makes him cry. He does not listen to a word I say and tests my limits everyday.. He also is saying a curse word everytime something doesn't go his way.. He says I hate you when he doesn't get his way.. He will hit and kick me and yell at me. I don't know what to do when he throws tantrums, I have tried everything I feel like! I would love someone to give me advice please!!!
My 3-year old is a very picky eater. He has been refusing to eat lunch at school to the point that we have now had to start packing his lunch. He was coming home starving everyday. I don't want to give into his few things he is willing to eat but I want him to grow and develop. I am wondering if any other parents have had this situation and any suggestions with food ideas. He will eat almost all fruit but NO vegetables and basically no protein. I am concerned about his enzyme levels since he doesn't get protein daily. He will eat cheese, peanut butter, and chicken nuggets; but thats it for protein. I have used greek yogurt in a few receipes in an effort to get him to eat protein. Any feedback is appreciated!View Thread
My son is 3 3/4 years old august . he'll be 4 right now he is smothering , putting belt around neck, hitting,...
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My son is 3 3/4 years old august . he'll be 4 right now he is smothering , putting belt around neck, hitting, bitting, punching, kicking, his 15 months old brother . I have done everything ..View Thread
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