Behavior: Toddler, First Response

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"Disciplining" a 15 Month Old

Hi everybody. I need some help in handling my 15 month old when he is naughty. Of course I tell him "no" but sometimes he will continue to do what I have asked him to stop doing, sometimes a dozen times! I, in turn become angry, and shout at him. My two fears are: 1. that he will become one of those "out of control" children and 2. that I come off as somehow abusive. I will admit that sleep deprivation and nonstop care of my son leave me vulnerable, however, I need to get a grip. My husband works from home so he is there to whisk...

Disrespect & Disobedience

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Teen Daughter Disrespectful

I am divorced and have a 13 year old daughter. My boyfriend has moved in with us. She and I had discussed his moving in prior to him doing so and at first they got along well. Now, they bicker constantly and put me in the middle. My daughter is manipulative at times and uses my guilt to get her way. She is spoiled, an only child and is used to getting my full attention. I spend time alone with her and do "girl time" with her often. It just sometimes doesn't seem enough and she complains that she feels "neglected". I don't know what...


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Tantrums ??

Moms-I'm desperate for help. My son is 2yrs 3mos old. He is a mild mannered boy but is particular about some things. He and his 5 year old sister have always gotten along fabulously and we considered ourselves lucky. In the last few weeks, he's been having what I'd call major meltdowns over the littlest things. He may be fine and go with the flow for 2-3 days and then he'll completely lose it if my husband wants to drive my car or if a toy won't do what he wants it to do. It breaks my heart and infuriates me at the same time. He screams as...