The terrible twos

Rachel - posted on 04/21/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is almost 2 yrs old and he still doesn't talk. He babbles a lot still. But his behavior has gotten worse over the last couple of months. When I get on to him about something he knows what he did was wrong because he runs away when I catch him red handed. And he climbs everything he can. I'm just waiting for the day when he gets stuck on top of the refrigerator and can't get down. I can't even go to the bathroom and he's already into something. I have baby proofed the house. And somehow he has figured it out. I don't know how he does it. Lol. Some times I have a hard time opening the doors. Lol. And he's ready for potty training. Whenever he's wet or poopy he will come to me and let me know. How do I potty train when he won't talk? I'll take any advice yall have.

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Rachel - posted on 04/21/2016

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Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it. I have a 13 yrs old son and he was so easy compared to my little one now. They are like night and day. Lol. But I'll start the potty training asap. And he does like to push my buttons. Lol. Thanks again.

Mary - posted on 04/21/2016

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Hi Rachel,
The two's can be a hard phase for little boys! I think that it is natural for them to want to push their limits with parents during this time (and longer if behavior is allowed). This is a time where consequences are established to not only help control their behavior but also their safety. When it comes to the talking (my oldest was a late clear talker) and I found looking back in retrospect that it was mainly my fault. (Based on my experience) If he says things to you, like when he wants a drink but doesn't say it right, use that time to correct what he is saying. Show him by your actions that he has to try harder to get what he wants by his words. I think it is only natural for us as their mothers to be the only ones that understand what they say, but allowing that can lead to trouble for them down the road. When it comes to the potty training, well they dont exactly have to speak to do that. My oldest son was barely a year and a half when he showed me he was ready and he could hardly speak at all. lol If hes wanting to be changed right after he goes, or I should say, showing you signs that he is ready, take it and run like crazy with it. And keep in mind that just because he can't quite yet communicate with you doesn't mean he doesn't understand what you say to him. Do whatever you would want to normally do when it comes to potty training him. Continue to remind him to tell you pee pee or poo poo if he has to go, but also include that he has to run to the potty when he has to go. He will learn to communicate better as time goes on and you are reminding him. But in the meantime you will see him running to the potty and thats your hint that he has to go. It's a bit of charades but it will work.

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