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sibling rivalry....

how do you get a toddler (15 month old) and a preschooler (3 1/2 yr old) to share and play nice? How do you get them to listen more and possibly help pick up their toys? How do you keep a 15 month old from throwing temper tantrums, how do you handle them? The main question is, how do you keep a 15 month old who is terrified to sit on the potty, to keep her diaper on? please if anyone can offer me advise on any of these questions. its greatly appreciated.

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babyslove23

Asked by babyslove23 at 2:51 AM on Sep. 27, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • how do you get a toddler (15 month old) and a preschooler (3 1/2 yr old) to share and play nice?
    Honestly, you can't. They especially the 15month old. It's better to have two toys of as much as possible. But sense that is not practical. I would teach the older child that it is his responsibility to set a good example for his younger sibling. At least until the the younger sibling 2 or 2.5
    How do you get them to listen more and possibly help pick up their toys?
    Make a game out of it. Sing! "clean up, clean up. everybody every where. clean up clean up every body do your share." drive the cars into the toy box. fly the plans into the toy box. give them LOTS of praise "OH thank you so much! i LOVE it when you help me clean up!"
    How do you keep a 15 month old from throwing temper tantrums, how do you handle them?
    You don't. You just walk away. Never give in or acknowledge a tantrum. As long as the child is safe, just walk away.

    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 2:57 AM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • If the child is not safe, then move the child to a place where he is ...and then walk away. let him carry on for as long as it takes. ...be consistent. NEVER give in. ...the more you do this, the less frequent tantrums will be.
    how do you keep a 15 month old who is terrified to sit on the potty, to keep her diaper on?
    Give her a choice. "If you take your diaper off, you need to go poopoo in the potty. If you don't want to go poopoo in the potty then leave your diaper on". and/or praise her whenever she has her diaper on. "hey! you have your diaper on! that's great! i like it when you wear your diaper." ...but honestly, if she's taking it off and if she were my child, i'd be putting her in big girl undies. And then when she has an accident have her help you clean it up, and put it in the toilet.
    GL!
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 3:01 AM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • Without Spanking or Spoiling by Elizabeth Crary is a great book
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 3:18 AM on Sep. 27, 2009

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