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Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-19-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By colleentara
I just came on here to get help with a similar...

I just came on here to get help with a similar issue. My guy is 27 months and just entered this stage! He only goes to sleep after a long routine and then me lying with him until he's out. He used...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-17-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By colleentara
Thanks everyone! My oldest (now 4.5 ) was a late...

Thanks everyone! My oldest (now 4.5 ) was a late talker, but not this late.... My 2 year old only says 10 or so words (?) and not very well ... Seems to hear fine and comprehend. We do sign and he...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-15-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By colleentara
I know this is an old thread....but maybe...

I know this is an old thread....but maybe someone could tell me the best route to get an early intervention appointment? Do I go through my doctor? I can't seem to find this online... Thank you!,
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-28-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By colleentara
THanks @blackbird. I came on here for a little...

THanks @blackbird. I came on here for a little inspiration this morning to get through another day and your reply was just what I needed to hear!
 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-26-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By colleentara
Thanks Sundaya-- I have been meaning to check...

Thanks Sundaya-- I have been meaning to check out that book.
Playfulness works SO well here too.... and I KNOW this...but still... sometimes I react strongly and with emotion. My reactions are due...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-25-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By colleentara
I'm in the same place too! My 4 y.o. DS is so...

I'm in the same place too! My 4 y.o. DS is so completely draining these days. We recently moved, he's been in swim lessons (which is WAY outside his comfort zone) and he has ongoing jealousy about...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-25-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By colleentara
This sounds just like my just turned 4 yo! He...

This sounds just like my just turned 4 yo! He shoots when he gets mad, learned it at preschool. Does it to everyone when he's mad-- the worst part is that he has taught my 18 month old to do it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-18-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By colleentara
Thanks for all of these suggestions. smoothies...

Thanks for all of these suggestions. smoothies did work for a while for us too. I also like the idea of having something he can learn to get himself-- the back up plan. Just reading Ellyn Satter's...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-17-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By colleentara
Thanks Translvanian Mom.. Ellyn Satter looks...

Thanks Translvanian Mom.. Ellyn Satter looks like a great source! I'm not forcing him to eat eggs... I would feel too badly. He's legitimately grossed out. I'm just not sure how to get protein in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-17-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By colleentara
I know that it's not good to battle over food. I...

I know that it's not good to battle over food. I understand that it probably causes more issues to fight over it... but I'm at the end of my rope with my almost 4 year old.
He has been more...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-08-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By colleentara
I know that OCD behavior is common in toddlers....

I know that OCD behavior is common in toddlers. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if it's also common at my son's age (he'll be 4 in May)?
He seems to  exhibit the behaviors when he's feeling...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-05-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By colleentara
I feel like this so often. It is a daily battle...

I feel like this so often. It is a daily battle for me to not lose my $&@)! I have an active 12 month boy and a 3.5 yr old boy. He goes through weekly cycles (3.5 yr old) ...some are so bad that I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-07-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By colleentara
I've had a horrendous couple of days with my 3.5...

I've had a horrendous couple of days with my 3.5 year old and I'm wondering if this is common at all? He is my oldest. DS2 is 11 months. DS1 has always been 'high needs' and sensitive. He's had a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-16-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,239
Posted By colleentara
Wow! thanks so much for all of the good advice--...

Wow! thanks so much for all of the good advice--
MrsVeggieMom: I set up a 'peaceful place' and so far, he loves it!
socalcde: yes, the baby has been in our bed and in a 'sidecar' co-sleeper for...
Forum: Allergies   08-15-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By colleentara
sounds like food allergies to me. My ped. has a...

sounds like food allergies to me. My ped. has a holistic perspective and told me that food intolerances/allergies usually manifest first as cradle cap and then eczema. I think there is an allergy...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-12-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,239
Posted By colleentara
Thanks, Okimom. I have added the bed to the...

Thanks, Okimom. I have added the bed to the room, so he is getting used to the idea. I'll try the 'special toy' idea. I have been letting him 'not share', but I think if I explicitly explain that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-10-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,239
Posted By colleentara
thanks for your suggestions foreverinbluejeans....

thanks for your suggestions foreverinbluejeans. I really like the part about lowering my expectations for him and not making him share. I definitely don't need to raise my expectations for myself,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-09-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,239
Posted By colleentara
I just came on to look for help again :). I'm at...

I just came on to look for help again :). I'm at a loss for how to make this better... I'm reading "playful Parenting" and keep trying to lighten things up and play with my 3 year old but he still...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-02-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,239
Posted By colleentara
Hi there-- my 3 yr old (38 months) has recently...

Hi there-- my 3 yr old (38 months) has recently become more mean to his 7 month old brother. He is bullying him all day long and I can't seem to do the right thing to stop it. I've tried giving him...
Forum: Allergies   06-09-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By colleentara
also forgot to mention that even if you don't...

also forgot to mention that even if you don't have 'lingering digestive issues' that are obvious (I've never had digestive issues)...allergies are related to the intestines...according to the Dr....
Forum: Allergies   06-09-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By colleentara
I can completely understand. I,too have had...

I can completely understand. I,too have had severe allergies all my life and they are so debilitating!!! I have gone through NAET treatments (which did get rid of my allergies for about 5 years) but...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-11-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By colleentara
I'm concerned about this too. We just started...

I'm concerned about this too. We just started with ds wearing underpants or naked at home and he (3 yo) is doing well with pee. But he won't poo even when I put him in the diaper. I don't know...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-09-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,342
Posted By colleentara
What about poo???? Does anyone else have a child...

What about poo???? Does anyone else have a child that flat out refuses to try to poo on the potty? I'm not sure what to do. He's naked at home or in underpants and using the potty successfully...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-20-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By colleentara
I'm having the same problem! Although my DS...

I'm having the same problem! Although my DS (same age as yours) also screams a lot when he is angry & frustrated. He gets frustrated a lot....which I was about to post about. I'm sorry I don't have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-27-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By colleentara
I'm wondering the same thing! I have 2 3/4 yr...

I'm wondering the same thing! I have 2 3/4 yr old and a 3 month old. How do you know when they're ready to give up the nap? I've been putting him in bed every day, but for the past week he's...
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