How Do I Get My Toddler to Stop Nose Picking? Kara smacks down her two-year-old son’s hand down as he picks his noses. “Stop picking your nose,” she scolds him as she helps him put his coat on. This is the third time she’s caught him doing this disgusting habit today. He doesn’t seem to care where he is or who is watching. Kara’s tired of him doing this and embarrassed when he does it in public, but he just can’t seem to stop. Do you ever wonder why children can be so insistent about nose picking and how to stop it? Children’s nose picking can be gross and embarrassing... (Read More ...)
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How Can Do I Keep My Child’s Hand Out of the Toddler Diaper? “Gross! Stop doing that, Tommy!” yells Julie at her two- year- old son who has his hand down his diaper. Julie is disgusted and fed up with her son’s habit. He continues to put his hands down his toddler diaper no matter where they are or who is around. When Julie scolds him, he stops for a while but then goes right back to it. This is a habit that he just can’t seem stop. Julie is embarrassed and repulsed by this behavior, but doesn’t know how to make Tommy break this habit. Toddlers can behave in ways that seem gross and... (Read More ...)
How to Stop Thumb Sucking Ages 3 to 5? “Quit being such a baby,” Jamie scolds her three-year-old daughter, as she pulls her thumb out of her daughter’s mouth. As soon as Jamie looks away, her daughter pops her thumb back in her mouth. Jamie continues to pull out her daughter’s thumb while walking the aisles of the grocery store. She finally gives up and stops trying to fight her daughter. Jamie is frustrated and embarrassed by her daughter’s behavior and begins to wonder if her daughter will ever grow out of this or if she will continue and mess up her perfect little smile. If you are... (Read More ...)
Your child starts out the night in his own bed, but usually gets up while you are still doing things on the household chore list. Instead of finishing the chores, you go to his room and lay with him until he falls asleep. You are up later to get everything done. After you are asleep, your child comes into your bedroom sometime during the night. You are tired, so you just let him climb into the family bed. However, not everyone sleeps well when this happens. You or your spouse toss and turn or feel cramped. Plus, you hear horror stories and expert warnings about the dangers of the family bed. One... (Read More ...)
Age Regression During Child Development Stages: How Do I Deal with My Child Regressing and “Acting Like a Baby
Jessica’s four-year-old just doesn’t seem to want to grow up. At daycare, he will go into the infant area and ask for a bottle. The other children mostly stare at him as if he is weird. At home, he tries to get Jessica to rock him to sleep at night and is practically glued to her side. Jessica only works part time and makes it a point to spend one-on-one quality time with him, but he doesn’t want to try anything new. Have your children ever seemed to have an age regression or “act like a baby” when they are “too old”? Teaching your children new skills at different child development... (Read More ...)
Rhonda took her son in to the dentist for his annual exam and afterward the dentist brought her into the room to show her that her son was developing an overbite and asked Rhonda if her son was still using a pacifier. Rhonda replied, “Well, yes, but not all the time.” The dentist then suggested that her son should stop using his pacifier to prevent the overbite from getting worse. Rhonda knew her son, Adam, was getting “too big” to use a pacifier, but she was avoiding the huge blow up that occurred every time she tried to take the pacifier away. She wondered how she could get Adam to give... (Read More ...)
After an exhausting and repetitive week, Erin finally makes it home late Friday night. Wanting a change, she decides to fix something new for dinner. Erin cooks cauliflower and carrots and adds them to her four-year-old daughter’s plate, next to the macaroni and cheese and hamburger. Instantly, her daughter turns up her nose to the new and foreign vegetable on her plate. Erin begs her daughter and offers bribes with candy to get her to eat the cauliflower and carrots. Her daughter still refuses and Erin throws a way the untouched vegetables. Do you ask yourself, “How do... (Read More ...)
How Do I Get Through The Toughest Of Child Development Stages, The Terrible Twos? How Do I Stop My Child From Biting?
After staying two hours late at work, Leah is frantically trying to make it to her daughter’s daycare. With the continuous growling of her stomach as a constant reminder she thinks about what she can make or pick up for dinner before her eight year old son’s soccer practice. She finally makes it to her daughter’s daycare, racing through the door and apologizing for her tardiness. She rushes to her daughter’s room eagerly awaiting her hug. Stopped by her daughter’s teacher at the door, Leah begins to hear the bad news. Her daughter has bitten another... (Read More ...)
For months bedtime went smoothly. You follow the daily bedtime routine; tuck your children in, give a kiss, leave and they drift off to sleep. Recently, one of your children has become scared and is afraid there is a monster under the bed. You reassure your child that there is no monster, but he insists. Despite all your promises, “magic sprays” and pep talks, the fears escalate into bedtime tantrums or your child ends up coming out of the room screaming and in tears. You are stumped and exhausted from the drama. There are many different types of bedtime problems... (Read More ...)
What Is The Best Way Of Handling Temper Tantrums At Bedtime That Are Caused By Toddler Separation Anxiety?
You have tucked your child into bed. The moment you walk out the door, your child begins crying and screaming for you, saying “Don’t leave me!” You go back in the room, pat your child’s back and sing a soothing song. Once your child has calmed down, you start to leave the room again. As soon as you head for the door, your child gets upset again. She doesn’t seem to be faking it either. She really seems genuinely upset, almost grieving, like she’s losing you and will never see you again! As long as you are there by her side, she is calm, well-behaved and snuggles up to you to fall asleep.... (Read More ...)