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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-24-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By KKsMomma
Just realized my description might be confusing....

Just realized my description might be confusing. Those beds are in "their" room and I join them when they need me.
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-24-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By KKsMomma
Thanks everyone for the great ideas! What I...

Thanks everyone for the great ideas!

What I ended up doing was changing the bed arrangement so that my oldest starts out in his twin bed, then I put the toddler down in a queen (also in the room)....
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-21-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By KKsMomma
Nighttime tantrums!

My 3 year old boy has always periodically had intense night wakings, which when he was a baby I just would wait out by walking him around until he was ready to nurse. As he learned language, during...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-04-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By KKsMomma
Making a realistic routine two little ones

I am at home most of the time with my sons, a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old. We are in the stage of potty learning where foreign potties are unacceptable. I feel stuck at home, and my oldest is clearly...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By KKsMomma
I think it is normal and I feel your pain. This...

I think it is normal and I feel your pain. This happened my son too just a bit before he turned 3. Kind of like a regression. He would go so far as to say that he couldn't walk because his legs...
Forum: Potty Learning   02-04-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By KKsMomma
Just as an update for anyone who is curious . . ....

Just as an update for anyone who is curious . . .

It turned out that the poor guy was worried it would hurt when he peed because of a rash he had a few days prior after going to the swimming...
Forum: Potty Learning   01-22-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By KKsMomma
potty ambivalence?

I am trying to gently teach my oldest son (3) to learn to use the potty, but I'm afraid I've made potty-using a loaded issue.

He was doing really well with "underwear time" and still likes to do...
Forum: Potty Learning   01-06-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By KKsMomma
Oh my gosh! Don't worry about not having finished...

Oh my gosh! Don't worry about not having finished potty training yet. I think it really depends on the kid's personality.

My son is 3 as of December and still only does small sessions of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-21-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By KKsMomma
stopping yourself before you yell or taking a break before you make a mistake

I have a 3 year old and a 10 month old. My 3 year old is very spirited, and I am working really hard to parent according to his temperament. He gets very wound up sometimes, really being unsafe with...
Forum: Toddler Health   10-30-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By KKsMomma
I don't have time for a fully reply, but I have...

I don't have time for a fully reply, but I have to say I totally feel you, because my partner works week on/week off, alternating a week of nights and a week of days. It is still hard for my almost...
Forum: Judy Arnall   10-30-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By KKsMomma
Thank you so much, Judy, for your reply! A...

Thank you so much, Judy, for your reply!

A lot has changed since I first posted, and I have started reading Raising Your Spirited Child with page flags and a pen to underline. Thank you so much...
Forum: Judy Arnall   09-30-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By KKsMomma
Help with spirited preschooler!

Hi, Judy, and anyone else!

I have posted a little in the toddler and childhood forums asking for advice with my spirited son, who is almost 3. Three months ago I bought Raising Your Spirited...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-29-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By KKsMomma
Surviving the crazy days with an almost 3-year-old: how did you do it?

My oldest boy is almost 3 and going through a difficult phase - for me. He has always fit the "spirited" description, so I do have a lot of tricks up my sleeve now, but there are days that are just...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-24-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,625
Posted By KKsMomma
I lost all my baby weight twice. I practice...

I lost all my baby weight twice. I practice "intuitive eating," which basically means eating whatever the hell you want, when you want it, while being as mindful as possible of how your body feels....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By KKsMomma
Advice for the OP: get your TV out of sight: hide...

Advice for the OP: get your TV out of sight: hide it, get a cabinet to hide it, something! Out of sight, out of mind. At 2.5 they are in the moment a lot, if the moment has a TV screen in sight, they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By KKsMomma
Any brands you might recommend? I have been...

Any brands you might recommend? I have been looking second-hand and haven't found much of anything, but maybe that's just because of where I live.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By KKsMomma
comfortable, but "presentable" pants for a toddler boy

Hey, all. I wonder if someone with a kid with sensory issues might be able to help me out.

I finally realized that some of our getting dressed battles might stem from scratchy or stiff clothing,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By KKsMomma
This happens in my house, too, or my oldest yells...

This happens in my house, too, or my oldest yells "stop crying!" I've had some success with saying things like, "Wow, your brother's cry is LOUD!" and then telling him he can cover his ears or go...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-19-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,929
Posted By KKsMomma
A successful day for me is a day in which I did...

A successful day for me is a day in which I did something special to take care of myself (longer shower, yoga, whatever it is that would recharge my batteries beyond my basic needs), had fun with my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-06-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By KKsMomma
I have been with my two (2.5 and 7 months) pretty...

I have been with my two (2.5 and 7 months) pretty much full-time for 5 months so I can give some advice. I have a "baby containment device" in each important room (whether that's a baby seat with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-31-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By KKsMomma
Update: bedtime is going smoothly, no shutting...

Update: bedtime is going smoothly, no shutting the door, just offering lots of reassurance about any nighttime fears. I have made my bed gigantic and now he can wander in at night without...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   07-31-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By KKsMomma
It's been a while since I started this thread but...

It's been a while since I started this thread but here are some things that seemed to work for us:

1. Shutting up about it. No asking for him to try anything.

2. Making pesto from different...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-25-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By KKsMomma
Thank you! It really helps to hear someone tell...

Thank you! It really helps to hear someone tell me that it's probably not working. I get a lot of "you're doing fine" and "you're such a good mom," but not much advice about stuff like this. Most...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-25-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By KKsMomma
threatening to close the door

OK, so I have posted a lot about bedtime and nap time. Sleeping has always been rotten with my oldest boy (2.5), with short breaks of easy routines. I have so far been sort of successful explaining...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-16-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By KKsMomma
making bedtime easier . . .

So, we had a great routine going, pretty much flawless. But after some vacationing and a longer separation from dad, my 2.5 year-old is throwing a curveball at bedtime - refusing to get in bed most...
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