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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-21-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
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, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
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, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
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, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
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, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
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, 11:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,492
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, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
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, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
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, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
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, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
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, 10:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,739
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, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
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, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
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, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
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, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
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, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
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, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
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...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By KKsMomma
We all have to accept that babies and toddlers...

We all have to accept that babies and toddlers are part of human life and part of our own histories, as we were all babies and toddlers once. Don't ever apologize for the "inconvenience" of your...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-16-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By KKsMomma
Thank you sillysapling. That link was really...

Thank you sillysapling. That link was really helpful for me. It helps to hear about an alternative way to approach this that isn't just "stopping" it by trying to anticipate and meet every need...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-15-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By KKsMomma
I could have written your post! I can't say what...

I could have written your post! I can't say what the reason is for this change in behavior - you could say just normal toddler stuff, the new baby, "high needs," etc. I am noticing that with my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-05-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By KKsMomma
Ok, and just for good measure, here is an older...

Ok, and just for good measure, here is an older thread from this site: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400702/3-year-old-having-a-tough-time
 
It mentions some books, too - plus stories to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-05-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By KKsMomma
and...

and this: http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-to-handle-your-spirited-toddler_11533.bc
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-05-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By KKsMomma
Yeah, just having enough space to roll over if...

Yeah, just having enough space to roll over if you need to would be nice, eh?
 
I just wanted to give you support again and tell you that you are totally not alone in this. It has helped us to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-04-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By KKsMomma
Hey, my oldest is 2.5 and probably no...

Hey, my oldest is 2.5 and probably no coincidence that he acts in a very similar way. I think a lot of it is his temperament. He just started screaming about things much more in the past 2 weeks and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-04-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By KKsMomma
Our oldest son had a rough time of teething,...

Our oldest son had a rough time of teething, every time. When we hit the molars, it was clear that his gums were hurting and he would wince in response to putting pressure there. So don't think you...
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