Posted by rycheymac on August 20, 2003 at 13:23:24:
In Reply to: Here is a question about parenting posted by Summer on August 19, 2003 at 22:40:05:
: Ok i have a question, maybe its the way kids act i don't know. OK my one yr old and two year old are alful, meaning that they are always fighting with one anougher pulling hair, bitting, hitting you name they do it. When my son what's something he demans it and he will scream so lound the ppl next door could here it, they both do it.And potty training my son don't like to go in the potty anymore he goes on the floor he will go now and then in the potty, and the bottle thing i'm trying to take it away but he has a fit cause his little sis can have one and not him i have tryed to tell him why she can have it but its like he tune's me out, and he will scream and scream so i end up giveing him it. I know thats wrong, but why do they do this to me.
You know I was just thinking the other day about how many people tell us how to run our parenting decisions "isnt he potty trained yet?" "he's too big for a bottle" "why does she still have a binky" ETC. My 18 mth old still has both bottle and pacifier and everyone is on my case about it. I really doubt she will end up robbing banks just b/c I still let her have the bottle.lol. Anyway Summer, it sounds like you have your hands full and NO WONDER!! your kids are so close in age.WOW! I wouldnt worry too much about the fighting,they are probably wanting your attention(postive reinforcement) and yes your right, stop giving in to his screaming.and most kids have lapses in potty training . Sorry I couldnt help more, just hang in there and do what you feel is best and like Robin said he'll give it(bottle) up when he's ready.....bye for now...