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Husband, Father, Catholic ... also a corporate IT stooge, just waiting for the scorn and ridicule to be heaped upon me.

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comment How do we help our toddler to sleep through the night?
Fixed the number of thoughts. I had a third but thought better of it.
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revised How do we help our toddler to sleep through the night?
Only two thoughts.
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comment How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
I agree with punishing the undesired behavior, but you also mentioned distraction and ignoring, with which I don't agree.
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answered How do we help our toddler to sleep through the night?
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comment How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
Depends on the kid. My daughter loves to participate, to be in the action. So punishment was pulling her away from things. Once at a birthday party when she was 8 she misbehaved, and her punishment was that she had to watch the pinata without getting to take her turn or go after the candy. It worked wonders .. she was an angel at the rest of that parties that summer.
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comment How do we help our toddler to sleep through the night?
Excellent answer .. it worked well for my daughter.
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answered How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
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comment How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
Here I STRONGLY disagree. There may be reasons for a tantrum or other bad behavior, but that doesn't mean they are OK. At 2, I can see that distracting might make sense. At 10, a tantrum gets punished. The kid needs to learn that bad behavior is not OK, whether you think you have been wronged or not.
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comment How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
@JBRWilkinson .. Are you kidding? Of course a tantrum is bad behavior. It may well be the sign as you suggest, but it is still bad behavior, and should be dealt with as such.
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