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If this was a sudden development and he had never spoken of monsters before I'd be more worried about the possibility that there is actually something threatening your son, but if his imagination has always generated monsters I'd be inclined to suspect the threat is in his imagination. "Monsters" can become very real to kids, and once that reality takes ...


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Things that can help: Always take them to the potty at the same part of the routine. For us it's Potty->Brush Teeth->Read->Bed Don't get angry or raise your voice, calmly take them in and have them sit on the potty. Don't worry about them going, just get them in the habit of doing it. Praise them when they go, and give them a sticker. My son announces that ...


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Your biggest problem is your statement "We don't have any control." You are the parents. You have to take the control. Parenting is a test of wills, and you have to win. The first time, you tell them nicely to go to the bathroom and get ready for bed. You can add a fun element by making it a game "Whose going to go potty first?" Next time, tell them ...


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What has helped me a bit is researching what personality type my toddler is. He fits more in a "social" type. It was recommended that he not spend so much time alone (TV, tablet time) and more one on one and lots of fun. When I eliminated TV and Incorporated fun through the day (exhausting for mama), he reacted differently during night hours. I could tell a ...



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