Same Boat, Different Captains

What a great turnout we’ve had for both webinars with Amy McCready of Positive Parenting. I just want to say that I truly enjoy the chatting we get to do with each other while in there.

I really love hearing all the ideas and seeing everyone help each other out. It is comforting to know that we aren’t alone and that we didn’t do something drastically wrong to elicit some sort of behavior in our kids. They are just kids, and many other families are dealing with the same challenges… or rather opportunities.

I would like to continue the chats and sharing of ideas/knowledge. Share your struggles, question, or comments below and I’m going to set up some way for all of us to discuss, along with some outside professionals. We each have our own preferences or ways of life, so I think it really helps to hear a variety of ways to raise your children. Then you choose what works best for you, as you are the captain.

So if you have a question that wasn’t answered in the webinars, or if you just have a question in general about discipline, or raising your child, enter it below. ( And don’t worry you can be anonymous if you want. I’m not looking to call anyone out, just want to provide a place to discuss.)

And remember, you are doing the best job at being you. No one else can challenge that.


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  1. My 3 yr old won’t go to sleep at night. She just keeps getting out of bed all night. Help. :)

  2. Frustrated says:

    I’m not sure what to do when my son continues to hit his sister. We have tried timeout but that doesn’t seem to work.

  3. Stressed says:

    My son is very aggressive and is still biting at 3 years old. I would appreciate any advice or help. Thanks!

  4. It’s hard when I’m so tired at the end of the day and I just don’t want to spend the energy to keep things structured and on a routine.

  5. I have a 4 year old boy who can be the sweetest little thing and want to hug and kiss if someone is hurt or sad but when he is mad he is the complete opposite. He throws things, tears things up, hits, kicks, bites, rips glasses off your face, yells, etc. Just looking for some ideas on how to help him deal with his anger and focus his energy on solving the problem that is making him angry instead of showing such aggression.

  6. little ace says:

    For the most part, I’m very proud of how my son handles most situations (he’s 2 years 3 months)……but, as of late, he’s bitten a peer twice when they’ve taken a toy from him or pushed him. Any ideas of how I can continue to help him make a better non-biting decision in the heat of the moment? We role play and talk things out simply at home but I feel helpless as to how to help him in the “heat of the moment” if I’m not there with him. He goes to a wonderful daycare but I know they can’t have their eyes glued to him ALL the time. The discipline given at daycare has been a time out but at your recent webinar you mentioned to avoid those. Any ideas of some kind of discipline when/if he bites or acts aggressively to a situation and also how we can help him make those better decisions in the heat of the moment? Thank you!

  7. Shannon Sutton says:

    Biting is always very upsetting but it is part of a toddler development. If it is happening infrequently then it probably is not a matter of concern. The child should be redirected to a quieter part of the room and have a teacher sit with them – be in their space and available but do not restrain the child. Give the child some time to calm down – use sensory calming bottles or read a story. The child who was bitten should also be receiving tlc and if needed first aid to help cool the bite.

    Children bite for many reasons usually it is overstimulation- too much activity or someone in their space.

    If you or the daycare are overly concerned then talk with your pediatrician and see what they have to say. Unfortunately this is a stage most children go through and we need to make it as mundane as possible so they don’t learn to use biting as a way to achieve goals. I caution making too big of a deal around the child or biting the child back. Developmentally these are not appropriate ways to handle toddlers or preschoolers.