• Potty training 2 year old boy?

    My son is 2.5 and we have decided to explore potty training. We have elected to go the "cold turkey" route and have removed all diapers during the day time, with the exception of a diaper for use during his nap and one for overnight use as well. We are in no rush to nap or night toilet train right now and... show more
    My son is 2.5 and we have decided to explore potty training. We have elected to go the "cold turkey" route and have removed all diapers during the day time, with the exception of a diaper for use during his nap and one for overnight use as well. We are in no rush to nap or night toilet train right now and I'd be happy if he just peed in the toilet for starters. Because we are using regular underwear (the Gerber training pants), he has peed himself several times already and he has verbally said "I'm wet", which I know is what he needs to feel to associate his urination with going on the toilet. I am just curious as to how long I should wait before pulling back on all of this. I don't want to confuse him by stopping too soon, but I also don't want to spend 2 weeks going through 8-10 pair of underwear and shorts/pants every day either. I am taking him to the toilet every 20 minutes during the day and he has no fear of using the children's potty we have set up. But I guess I just want to know how long other people have gone through the process. If we see no improvement after a significant period of time, obviously he isn't ready and we will pull back a bit and try again in a month or so. We are wary of using a rewards based system right off the bat because he hasn't actually peed in the potty yet and we'd like to have something to escalate to in case he has a hard time initially and we need bribery for the next level.
    6 answers · 20 hours ago
  • My 4yr old melt down HELP?

    My 4yr old is well behaved lovely little girl but over the last week has become a nightmare. We have recently come back from a holiday and both kids (1yr old) are out of there sleep routine which we are working on (any advice would be good). Anyway my four yr old is unwilling to do anything wants her own way hits... show more
    My 4yr old is well behaved lovely little girl but over the last week has become a nightmare. We have recently come back from a holiday and both kids (1yr old) are out of there sleep routine which we are working on (any advice would be good). Anyway my four yr old is unwilling to do anything wants her own way hits scream we have tried time out but she just screams sorry we talk to her about her behaviour when shes calm but this just keeps happening.
    6 answers · 20 hours ago
  • People born in the 20th century (1900-1999): Does it make you feel better than the first two digits of your year of birth begin with 19?

    Best answer: It is just a number. I really don't care. I have no control of the year I was born in so I don't obsess over it.
    Best answer: It is just a number. I really don't care. I have no control of the year I was born in so I don't obsess over it.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • How can I help child in my class with separation anxiety?

    I am a dance teacher and am teaching a class of 4 year olds for the first time (in the past I have always worked with older dancers). One of my students has pretty bad separation anxiety and cries the entire hour-long class (I personally feel an hour is a little long for 4 year olds, but I am not the one who makes... show more
    I am a dance teacher and am teaching a class of 4 year olds for the first time (in the past I have always worked with older dancers). One of my students has pretty bad separation anxiety and cries the entire hour-long class (I personally feel an hour is a little long for 4 year olds, but I am not the one who makes that decision). She will stop wailing if I pick her up and hold her, but she still quietly cries even then, and as the teacher, I have an obligation to all my students, not just her, and I can’t be very effective as a teacher if I’m holding a child the entire class. I tired giving her a stuffed animal, I tried reasoning with her and explaining her mom would come to pick her up after class, and I tried giving her special jobs to get her mind off it. Nothing seems to help. I have considered trying some tough love and just letting her cry it out without babying her too much so she doesn’t get used to being coddled every time she comes to dance class, but I would feel downright mean just ignoring her and letting her cry. Moms, dance teachers, and pre-school teachers, what kinds of things have you found successful in helping young children get over their separation anxiety?
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is Hillary Clinton too old and too unhealthy to run for president a third time ???

    Best answer: No way!
    That girl's got moxie!
    Pump her full of the meds and hide the colostomy bag and she's gold!
    Third times the charm!
    Best answer: No way!
    That girl's got moxie!
    Pump her full of the meds and hide the colostomy bag and she's gold!
    Third times the charm!
    23 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Question for Trump supporters - Do you watch FOX News?

    I'm proud to be a Trump supporter. However, I hate people telling me I'm brainwashed by FOX News simply because I don't ever watch it. I don't watch TV period. I'm a Millennial, I get my news online. I think only old people watch TV nowadays. Question for Trump supporters - Do you watch FOX... show more
    I'm proud to be a Trump supporter. However, I hate people telling me I'm brainwashed by FOX News simply because I don't ever watch it. I don't watch TV period. I'm a Millennial, I get my news online. I think only old people watch TV nowadays. Question for Trump supporters - Do you watch FOX News?
    27 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How easy is it to cause shaken baby?

    I feel like I’m always having to wrestle my 1 1/2 year old to get him to lay down so I can change his diapers. If I ask him to lay down he’ll run around playing but if I pretend to ignore him he’ll listen and lay down. That is until I get near him then he’ll quickly get up and run away again. Earlier he wasn’t... show more
    I feel like I’m always having to wrestle my 1 1/2 year old to get him to lay down so I can change his diapers. If I ask him to lay down he’ll run around playing but if I pretend to ignore him he’ll listen and lay down. That is until I get near him then he’ll quickly get up and run away again. Earlier he wasn’t listening and he sat down on our couch. So I took that as opportunity to change his diaper. He wouldn’t lay down so grabbed him by his ankles and started pulling him slowly to lay him down on his back but he tried rolling over and I quickly moved him back over to his back by his ankles. I am worried that since I used a bit of force to roll him back over that it’s shaken baby. He’s my first kid so I’m always worried any bit of force can cause shaken baby.
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Son is obbessed with fire hydrants?

    My 5 year old son is obbsessed with fire hydrants for some reason. Everytime he sees one he gets excited. He only likes certain ones though. He likes the "new ones" only an red ones. Everytime i go to the store he always has to stop an look at them an is trying to figure out how they work. What do i do??... show more
    My 5 year old son is obbsessed with fire hydrants for some reason. Everytime he sees one he gets excited. He only likes certain ones though. He likes the "new ones" only an red ones. Everytime i go to the store he always has to stop an look at them an is trying to figure out how they work. What do i do?? Is this normal for a 5 yesr old??
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I get my 6 year old daughter to stay put?

    My 6 year old is in my opinion overly adventurous. She thinks that she can do anything and as a result she is constantly hurting herself, be it a bruise, a scrap, needing stitches most recently. I tell her to stop, I spank her, and I’ve tried just making her sit....she generally either ends up crying from getting... show more
    My 6 year old is in my opinion overly adventurous. She thinks that she can do anything and as a result she is constantly hurting herself, be it a bruise, a scrap, needing stitches most recently. I tell her to stop, I spank her, and I’ve tried just making her sit....she generally either ends up crying from getting hurt or crying because her punishment as a result of punishment from not stopping. I’m tired of hearing her cry and I just need her to chill the hell out for 5 mins. No adhd drugs, she’s not hyperactive...she focuses fine. She’s just reckless
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • The baby I’m babysitting fell on her back on concrete?

    I was babysitting a one year old today and she was sitting on a chair that had no back. I was right next to her and she fell back and hit her back and maybe head on the concrete. I picked her up right away but she was crying a lot. Her mom warned me before to be careful when she sits on that chair. She is a very... show more
    I was babysitting a one year old today and she was sitting on a chair that had no back. I was right next to her and she fell back and hit her back and maybe head on the concrete. I picked her up right away but she was crying a lot. Her mom warned me before to be careful when she sits on that chair. She is a very very nice lady so I feel absolutely guilty. I’ve been thinking about it all day and I can’t get the image of her on her floor out of my head. I don’t even want to go back because I’m a terrible babysitter now. Should I even go back? I think if I do i might have a panic attack.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is 24 too old for a 18 year old?

    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My daughter has been sent home from daycare several time this year for having a fever, who do I talk to so this stops happening?

    I am just getting so frustrated. She has been sent home this year several times from her daycare for having a fever. I understand laws and keeping everyone healthy. But this is getting out of hand. EVERY SINGLE TIME they call us we have to leave work early. The problem is every time they say she has an... show more
    I am just getting so frustrated. She has been sent home this year several times from her daycare for having a fever. I understand laws and keeping everyone healthy. But this is getting out of hand. EVERY SINGLE TIME they call us we have to leave work early. The problem is every time they say she has an astronomical fever. When they call I’m at her daycare within 20 minutes then I bring her right to the doctor right away. Each and every time we bring her to the doctor she has no fever and they can’t see why she was sent home. If she was really sick how could she lose her supposed fever of 103 to 98.7 in a matter of 20 minutes. They don’t give her medicine either. I’m just getting so mad about getting pulled away from my classes and work for her not to be sick.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Toddle tantrum?

    Best answer: A toddler's brain is not physically advanced enough to think logically when she or he has an impulse. When tired or hungry the child will deal less effectively with an impulse. Is your child in a shopping cart? It is developmentally appropriate to keep the child in a cart and out of reach of sunglasses, etc... show more
    Best answer: A toddler's brain is not physically advanced enough to think logically when she or he has an impulse. When tired or hungry the child will deal less effectively with an impulse. Is your child in a shopping cart? It is developmentally appropriate to keep the child in a cart and out of reach of sunglasses, etc at this stage.

    It is a mistake to assume "a child has no good reason to do what they are doing". Your child is doing exactly what a toddler's brain does . . . to pick things up and see how they work. It really makes no logical sense that we have to pay for things before we play them until we learn that societal norm.

    I'd practice using a shpping cart and repeat as necessary until your child understands that the store owns things until you buy them.















    Here is my idea to get things back on track.

    1) Say you want your toddler to do something special to help you grocery shop. This is a new adventure. Announce the adventure the day before. The day of show, use your excited tone of voice to say "You are going to help me pick out things then put them in a cart. After we get a few things we will take them back out of the cart. Then you can see how the conveyor belt moves." Maybe pick a new store if possible.

    2) Make sure your child is well rested. Bring a healthy snack out of your purse (surprise!!) to give your child after they get in the shopping cart in the parking lot. "I will give you this xxxx once I lift you in and bucke you up."

    3) When inside the store your tone of voice really counts. "Hey, you can pick out which bananas to put in the cart, can you count three for me?"

    4) They can pick up the food. "Do you want to put it in the cart or do you want to hold it until we get to the checkout stand?"

    5) Say your three year old son really likes pickles. "Do you want to help me pick out this . . . or this? This one is sour, and I think this is your favorite . . . " The goal is keep your child engaged in the shopping experience, and for you to not brush up against those displays they put mid-asile.

    6) Your child has a really small attention span so get to the check out counter after a few things. Tone of voice matters more than what you say. "This is great, I'm proud of you. Did you want me to hand you the stuff so you can put it on the belt? " Serious smile as your toddler puts things on the conveyor belt.

    7) Interact with the cashier, and then when they say how much it is, On the second field trip invite your child to participate. "<Child's name> this costs $xx dollars, should we pay for the food?" The cashier might laugh. Make it a social interaction so that your child kind of knows what is going on. Walking out, you might mention "I just paid xx and we got all this food. Here is the page that says what we bought." Next time maybe you bring cash and have your toddler pay for the food with a $20.

    8) Bucking up in the car "I'm so grateful I had your help today, I hope I can have your help next time too."

    p.s. Don't forget the family friendly check out lane and to keep the cart close to the belt. Keep yourself stationed between the cart and the very appealing trinkets right behind you.

    You are a great mother. You are reaching and noticing that you are uncomfortable with the situation.







    You got this momma!
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • When should I be concerned about a toddler bitting?

    I have a daycare with 5 children, it’s been open for a year. We have a toddler that has been bitting since he started last year, he turned 2 in May. He only bites one child, both parents are best friends so they are together a lot. He bites her because he wants a toy she has, he wants her food, or he wants to sit... show more
    I have a daycare with 5 children, it’s been open for a year. We have a toddler that has been bitting since he started last year, he turned 2 in May. He only bites one child, both parents are best friends so they are together a lot. He bites her because he wants a toy she has, he wants her food, or he wants to sit where she is. We have tried everything. He has amazing language skills. He bit her 4 times yesterday. At one point he bite her 2 times in a row. He even broke the skin. Should we start to be concerned? If they were not friends it would be a lot of a bigger issue and we would probably be kicking him out. But other then that he’s a great kid. Parents are so close they vacation together and everything.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Will my Black Staffordshire terrier produce black puppies or a mix?

    Best answer: I am surprised you are admitting to being totally irresponsible in the first place and allowing these two to get together. I presume both had had their genetic screening (Eye testing, DNA test - HC-HSF4, DNA test - L-2HGA) and trust that you know you are not doubling up on faults here. If you don't realise... show more
    Best answer: I am surprised you are admitting to being totally irresponsible in the first place and allowing these two to get together. I presume both had had their genetic screening (Eye testing, DNA test - HC-HSF4, DNA test - L-2HGA) and trust that you know you are not doubling up on faults here.
    If you don't realise that the grey is called 'blue' in staffies then we're not off to a good start. As 'blue' is a dilute of black you have to take more into consideration such as both their parents / g.parents anyway. You should have a lot of genetic knowledge before even attempting to breed with a blue in the first place.

    Please ensure you take your responsibility seriously and put all puppies on a contract that they come back to you to rehome at whatever point in their life they need rehoming. A whole litter of byb bred dogs rarely stay with their puppy owners for life.

    Personally I'd get a gravid spay and make sure I didn't bring more unwanted pups into the world and especially those with potential health issues such as the blues have.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago