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Kiddy Mar 18, 2013 09:57:11 PM ET

Help my 2 1/2 son he won't eat meal. all he wants to do is drink milk and snack fruit. i am frustrated and i really try to switch meals so he does not get bored. pls any suggestions

Travis M. Apr 2, 2013 09:28:05 PM ET

I find that my 4 year old son wants to eat my food, so i trick him. i eat some then say, "hey, are you eating my carrots & apples? he grabbs them and starts crunching! he thinks its so funny. he will eat anything with dips. also, he doesn't want to chew to much, so i cut things up well with kitchen shears, quickly too.

Nicole Jan 7, 2014 08:29:21 PM ET

Honestly, just keep serving the items you want them to try. never remove it from their plate because they "don't eat it" and always encourage them to try it!

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Judy Dec 22, 2012 04:01:31 PM ET

There is a limit to which a child's bad behaviour should be condoned. kids know what they are doing even from an early stage so should be corrected as soon as they start to exhibit such bad behaviours. it is the absence of discipline to our kids that make them grow up into disobedient people and lack respect too. the law allows them get away with every and anything and that is why there are a lot of kids committing crimes because they know they will be treated with kids gloves and get away lightly with their bad behaviours and deeds. more discipline need to be enforced with our children so the society will not degenerate into a lawless society.

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Teresa Dec 2, 2012 10:02:56 PM ET

I am raising my 3 year old grandson. he can be sweet one minute and then turn into the tazmanian devil the next for no reason at all. he hits, kicks, bites and headbutts all at once. i've tried the hold that the teachers tell me but it can last as long as a half an hour and i'm dead by that time. he also picks on my 8 yr old pomi. he'll hit her, throw things at her and gets in her face and she growls or snaps at him (can't blame her). i've told him it's wrong, put her outside (and that's not fair to her)and done my best to separate them but he won't listen, just goes back doing it and complaining the dog growled at him. i tell him he's the one who started it and she's scared and just trying to protect herself. he also goes around making loud screeching noises for no reason at all, esp. at church and won't stop. i'm at my wits end on how to handle all this. any advise?

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teresa Oct 10, 2012 12:35:22 PM ET

As a mother of seven and granma of seven, i have seen my share of "toddler" behaviors. each child is different, there is not "one" way to deal with a child. ignoring bad behavior, when you can, will surely help to decrease the behavior. time out works too. sometimes you may have to sit the child on your lap and hold them wiht you in time out. do not confuse this with the child getting attention. while holding them you do not speak to them, you just hold them on your lap and "make" them sit in time out. i cannot say this enough: speak then act quickly. do not be the parent that says over and over again, "stop that or you will be in trouble, or do you want a spanking" or wait till daddy gets home" you must act quickly. once your toddler sees that you mean business, things will go more smoothly. it is also important to give your toddler a choice, when you can. for example: if you are at the store, the child will not sit in to cart. the choice might be, you may walk with me, staying close by, or you may sit in the cart. in this way, the toddler has the choice. if they make the first choice and don't stay close by, then you tell them... "now you must sit in the cart, i gave you a choice to make, you made that choice" think of toddlers and miniture adults. we all like to have choices and not be told what to do all the time. persistence is the key to getting your toddler to obey you.

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Lisa Jun 10, 2012 08:50:25 PM ET

I have a 2 1/2 year old who throws things, mostly at his sister who is 8. he thinks its funny and we disipliine him but he still does it. he also pulls her hair thinking its funny. he has started to hit and pinch, not hard but playing around. i dont know what to do anymore. he is very smart little boy but this is getting out of hand. please help!!!

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Nikki May 31, 2012 01:32:03 PM ET

I have a 1 1/2 year old, he's recently been hitting my face (not really hard, but that's not the point) when he gets mad or upset that something has been taken away. instinctively, i have done what this page has instructed..but i'm not really sure if he's understanding. :( he doesn't hit other kids..its just me and he doesn't seem mad..more playful mad. i'm so confused!

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Meaghan May 10, 2012 10:03:06 PM ET

I disagree that the biter should be delt with first. the victim should be delt with first. this will be a blow to the bitter. espesially if the biter is your own child. they may get more frustrated when you do not show them the attention they expected, but that is life. i will not reward you with my attention for that behavior. once i have made sure that the victim is ok then i go back to the biter who is totally baffled at what just happened, let them know that this behavior is unacceptable. if this behavior continues they will be removed from the situation. no if and's or buts and follow through! if you say you are going to do something do it!

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discipline Apr 16, 2012 01:24:49 AM ET

A child needs discipline and rules. a toddler shouldn't be hitting biting or telling a parent no. a parent should say no to a child as early as 4 months, children can tell difference in tones of voices. i have a two, almost three, year old and she knows if she behaves badly a consequence will take place. kids know what they can get away with, dnt b fooled! this article enables bad behavior

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Jane Feb 22, 2012 07:37:33 PM ET

My 2 1/2 years old son throws things when he gets upset or when he does not get his way. what can i do to correct this issues?

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sam Nov 12, 2011 08:45:48 AM ET

My 3 yr old has recently started nursery and in his first week he kept hitting other children his teacher has said that he has calmed right down with only a few minor incidents but there is one child that he keeps hitting and grabbing i dont undersatnd why he has a problem with this one girl, he also has delayed speech, the girls mother has told me that are children are not allowed any contact in school and out what can i do as i do explain that it is wrong and not nice and i also do time outs please help.

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