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First, try to figure out the feelings going on that are resulting in aggressive behavior. Work on resolving that and you will go a long way to solving the issue of biting. Second, when you're in the moment and need an immediate solution, place all the focus on what you do want instead of what you don't want. So "give me a hug (or kiss)" or "give each ...


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Well, we've tried something new: When they're about to bite, we tell them to stop and to make a kiss instead. It seems to work pretty well, we'll see how this goes.


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Its very easy actually. When your kid hurt herself, like falling, bumping table etc. You just say auw auw. Do it everytime. Then next time when she hurts you or someone else, you say the same. Soon she will understand the relation of auw auw and pain. At some point when she hurts herself she will also say auw auw.


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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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You can use waffle-knit breathable blankets that don't allow a child to suffocate. Such as these: http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-2-Pack-Thermal-Blanket-Discontinued/dp/B001P307EK I wouldn't use an actual quilt until my child was in a large enough bed, probably at age 3-4.


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I made a natural Xanthan Gum hair gel, 1 tablespoons Xanthan gum to 4 oz water. Mix it in a jar, stays good it the fridge for a couple weeks.


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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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From personal experience i am worried that some responses to this type of question could have trouble in the long run. the behavior does occur in both male and female toddlers of the 2-5 years old range. How you handle the behavior can affect the child for the rest of their life due to their brains are learning what is right and wrong while they see your ...


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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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Why do boys love trains and cars so much? Biology. Science has discovered a link between hormones and toy preferences. Boys prefer toys with mechanical/moving stimuli while girls prefer toys with social stimuli. The reason for this difference is the different levels of hormones - primarily androgen - coursing through the bodies of boys and girls. You can ...


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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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My 1 year old is the same way. He takes a nap around 3pm wakes up around 430. He eats at 10,1030 depending on when he wakes up, has a snack around 2 and eats after he wakes up around 430 then has his last meal by 930, and goes to bed around 11. We had to stop letting him take his evening nap about a month ago because he had wayyyy too much energy at night ...


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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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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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I believe that there is in fact no yes or no answer, primarily because every child is an individual and learns, in the holistic sense, what they learn in the way that they as individuals learn. Perhaps "Pigeon Holing" all children into the "one-child" is more harmful that any such "fright", I doubt that any person can say with certainty. Additionally it ...


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Constantly ask do you have to go to the potty.OR set a short song that goes like this ,If you have to go potty stop and go right away flush wash and be on your way


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Our daughter had this same battle. For weeks we had to pin her down because she refused to open her mouth. Finally, we found a remedy this week. We turn on Daniel tiger on the tv and she opens up for brush time. We haven't tried on the phone yet, but the tv has been working all week with no battles! Before that, daddy playing peekaboo while mommy would ...


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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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