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A 2.5 year old doesn't have a lot of empathy, understanding of causing pain to others, or a well developed sense of values, but they do know what gets a reaction out of people and, well, it's kind of important to exert a bit of control over others sometimes. It's one way of expressing an overwhelming feeling (usually frustration) they may be having ...


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We use a 'double check'. Sometimes he doesn't understand what it actually means when he says yes/no, so I confirm what he meant by explaining what will happen next. Example: Me: Are you done with your dinner? Toddler: Yes! Me: Ok, then I am going to take your food away (or even better: Can I eat your food? This really drives home that he is not having ...


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Our son began having a hard time with naps at that time too. Most behavioral issues for children can also be traced back to sleep habits, and usually they are a result of not having enough sleep. What we found through reading and experimentation is that a few more things were happening than just a rough nap time: Separation Anxiety. Leading up to the 18 ...


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Only you can decide whether or not any problems arising from contact to his father outweigh the benefits. However, in general I believe it is important for a child to have contact with both parents, to the extent possible and practical. From your question it is unclear if there is behaviour by the father that poses a danger to your son (such as violence or ...


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How long you will need a stroller definitely depends on your situation. My kids are 15 months apart. I used a double stroller daily until my youngest turned three and my oldest turned four, because someone usually fell asleep in the car or was too much in need of food or sleep to walk cooperatively. Also, I always had something extra to carry around: ...


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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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My 5 year old son was diagnosed with Astigmatism along with Myopia. He has been prescribed -2 on both eyes and he started wearing eyeglass easily. Doctor advised to wear glasses all the time. We never thought he would have eye problems, because he never showed any symptoms. He even watched ipad/mobile phone excessively till he was 4 yrs old and we reduced ...


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This is totally normal! 3 to 4 year-olds don't think about going until they absolutely can't hold it in anymore. Preschool puts a lot of pressure on parents to get their kids toilet trained, but the reality is, most kids at this age will have accidents, and that is normal. A good preschool should be prepared to deal with accidents. Also, I noticed ...


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I know this is an old question, but I really wanted to share my experience. My daughter in the 1-2 years range had separation anxiety as well. She would cry and cling to me whenever I would leave and would start worrying if I left the room and she didn't know where I went. Another parent gave me an idea to try and I did and it worked very well for us. ...


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If everyone at the table is eating together then when everyone is done your child should either swallow or spit the food. No food after that last bite and continue your night routine. He won't starve! If you are not eating together maybe set an egg timer so he knows how long is a reasonable amount of time to eat his food. When the timer is up dinner is over, ...


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I've noticed there are a few different types of tantrums. One is where the child is truly frustrated that you don't understand what they're asking for. By default I initially try to assume it's this first. There's no worse feeling for both child and parent than when you ignore a tantrum and they are simply frustrated because they can't tell you they ...


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I think a key point that I didn't see being touched on is, what is wrong with telling them the truth about why you want them to do or not do something. I agree with everyone that says, telling your kids a lie about a monster getting them or that the police will get them, will possibly lead your child to believe lying is okay to get what you want and also ...



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