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Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-27-2006, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By nwaddellr
So, I have your typical three-year-old and all...

So, I have your typical three-year-old and all the dilemmas that go along with that. We do fairly well with GD, but he's stumping me on his newest behavior: saying "I can't" to things that he...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-28-2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By nwaddellr
The tip of my braid was always one of my DS's...

The tip of my braid was always one of my DS's favorite things to chew and play with, which I find gross because I canNOT stand hair in my mouth.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-28-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By nwaddellr
I have my DS stomp his feet and say "I'm mad" -...

I have my DS stomp his feet and say "I'm mad" - not that he does it yet, but it does get the physical aspect of being angry out of your system in a (hopefully) nondestructive manner.
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   08-15-2006, 03:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 21
Posted By nwaddellr
I have a LN copy of Husband Coached Childbirth...

I have a LN copy of Husband Coached Childbirth trade paperback for sale - $7 including shipping if anyone wants it.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-06-2006, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By nwaddellr
Lay down an old sheet next time - even easier...

Lay down an old sheet next time - even easier clean-up since you can just pick up the corners and everything slides to the middle. Rice is fun to play with as well, and even smells good.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-03-2006, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By nwaddellr
You can't MAKE someone go to the bathroom. You...

You can't MAKE someone go to the bathroom. You could enforce "you have to SIT on the potty before bed" (we changed our rule to the sit on the potty version instead of the go potty version before...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-01-2006, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 417
Posted By nwaddellr
Well, I'm going to Portugal the beginning of...

Well, I'm going to Portugal the beginning of September and leaving my three-year old with the grandparents (tickets are too expensive right now to afford him as well). But, I will be taking the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-01-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By nwaddellr
One thing that really helps my DS is a warning...

One thing that really helps my DS is a warning that this is the last book I'm going to read before I go fix dinner. That way he isn't surprised at the end of the story that the fun is done and he's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-31-2006, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By nwaddellr
When my DS gets in this mood and just can't...

When my DS gets in this mood and just can't choose anything, I will put my foot down and give him the last chance to decide or it just goes on and on. So, something like "are you sure? This is your...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-30-2006, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By nwaddellr
We do things like fruit and cheese, yogurt and...

We do things like fruit and cheese, yogurt and pretzels, muffins. Nothing too fatty, but it should be more than just carbs so it sticks with them longer during the night (so hopefully they don't...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-30-2006, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By nwaddellr
Is she actually hungry? Do you incorporate snack...

Is she actually hungry? Do you incorporate snack time into before bedtime routine? We have to because my DS eats so little at dinner time that he usually is hungry again by 7 so I give him a snack...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-28-2006, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By nwaddellr
I think it really depends on the kid's...

I think it really depends on the kid's personality (for lack of a better word). I've never had a problem transferring my DS, although every once in a while I will lay next to him when he wakes up a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-28-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,118
Posted By nwaddellr
My DS locked the bathroom door. It was one of...

My DS locked the bathroom door. It was one of those push button types, but come to find out it wasn't your typical bathroom door where you use the little "key" and just push the lock back out. Even...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By nwaddellr
I consider bedtime to be when I leave the...

I consider bedtime to be when I leave the bedroom, although it will be another 30 minutes at least before DS is asleep - he likes to read his books by the nightlight for a while, and then sing/talk...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-27-2006, 10:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 845
Posted By nwaddellr
Same story here. My mom gave my DS a doll when I...

Same story here. My mom gave my DS a doll when I was pregnant with #2, but he's never spent more than three minutes playing with it. Then again, he doesn't play with stuffed animals either.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-23-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 744
Posted By nwaddellr
Our rule is that if you're on the bike (trailer...

Our rule is that if you're on the bike (trailer counts) you wear the helmet - true for adults as well as kids. We would not go vs. not wear a helmet.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-22-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By nwaddellr
I usually respond with "I hear that you want to,...

I usually respond with "I hear that you want to, but we still aren't going to do it right now." Which very often results in meltdown, but perhaps it will sink in that we don't do everything my DS...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-21-2006, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,858
Posted By nwaddellr
Biggest suggestion - go slow with the glasses....

Biggest suggestion - go slow with the glasses. Start with putting them back on consistently for a fifteen minute period a coulpe times a day and ramp up as he starts to leave them on longer. If he's...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-21-2006, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,878
Posted By nwaddellr
We have problems with jumping on the...

We have problems with jumping on the couch/chair. I usually go with the "Please don't jump on the chair. If you want to jump, go to your bed." I'm pretty sure that would work for banging and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-13-2006, 10:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 728
Posted By nwaddellr
We have a bike trailer and I've heard they're...

We have a bike trailer and I've heard they're easier to use than a seat - think wiggly child with a high center of gravity. Plus, it's a lot harder to tip a trailer over than to tip the bike over...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-13-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By nwaddellr
Releasing control can be a big issue in this...

Releasing control can be a big issue in this house too. Sometimes I find myself saying no just because and my DS starts getting upset. Then I have to stop and think to myself "Does it really matter...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By nwaddellr
Quote: Originally Posted by LovinLiviLou I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LovinLiviLou
I think I was resisting the "remove the baby" concept because I want the toddler to love her sister and somehow I thought this would hinder that, but I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-11-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By nwaddellr
I love Baby Blues - I kept one on my fridge for...

I love Baby Blues - I kept one on my fridge for the longest time about how to get rid of nosy people (i.e. you're STILL nursing!) when nursing in public.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-11-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By nwaddellr
I'm in the same boat, although now that DD is a...

I'm in the same boat, although now that DD is a little older (10 weeks) I'm not QUITE as nervous about DS touching DD. For the first month, though, I either wore her in a sling or she was sleeping...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-10-2006, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,797
Posted By nwaddellr
I agree with the PPs that a firm, raised voice...

I agree with the PPs that a firm, raised voice is not the same as yelling. My personal response to yelling is wanting to cry (even as an adult) and the few times that I have broken down and yelled...
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