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Kim - posted on 12/31/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




i have a 2 year old and she is abit nawty throws herself on the floor when she doesn't get what she wants and when we say NO its even worse, we cant take her anywhere cos she cries when she wants to sleep and its embarrassing especially in front of friends, she doesn't go to creche as yet, and is the only child is this is problem, also she is still on the bottle and is not talking as yet, i as a mother feel embarrassed when i"m with my girlfriends as they all have children the same ages and some of them are out of the nappies and bottle and are talking. please somebody help me with advise as i am at wit ends.

i know its a step im gonna have to take to her her to calm down at least.


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Dove - posted on 12/31/2012




For the most part she sounds like a normal 2 year old. How 2 is she though? Did she just turn 2 or has she been 2 for a while?

Do not compare your child to others. Every kid develops at his/her own rate and there is nothing wrong with that. I would probably talk to the doctor about her not talking. It could be perfectly normal, but there's nothing wrong with getting it checked out. I would not push the potty training at all, but maybe start getting her towards getting rid of the bottle by only offering a sippy cup during the day.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/31/2012




Well, she is mostlikely partly crying because she has no other way to communicate. Stop talking for her, and let her start. Read her a lot of books, do the abc's with her, and when you are just in the house, narrate what you are doing....nice and slowly so she can clearly understand each word.

If you are embarrassed by your child, (which you shouldn't be, every kid developes at different stages) then make a change. Get her a sippy cup, have her help pick it out. Once you have transitioned off the bottle, you can make the next step to potty training. my daughter is 2y 7 m and she STILL has no interest in the potty. My son was trained by this age, but every child is different. If she is throwing a tantrum in public, or anywhere, don't throw a tantrum with her. That is just teaching her to do it more. Talk to her calmly and remove her from the situation. Whether it means leaving the store with a full cart, or in a restaurant and they need to box up your food. You may be unintentionally feeding into her behavior.

You can also start time outs. That may help.

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