First Question: My DS is 3 1/2 and DD is almost 2. They are both still in diapers. Potty training is going all wrong. We have tried giving rewards when successfully going(i.e., 1 cookie for #1 and 2 cookies for #2), taking them to the potty all day everyday, showing by example(DD with Mommy, DS with Daddy), Letting them go naked, etc. DS will use to potty chair, but only a small percentage of the time. He asks to go, but doesn't always go and will get up after just a few seconds most times. DD, well, she has yet to use it once and only seems to want to sit on it because her brother does. We do encourage them to go and never tell them no and always praise them even when not successful. I'm getting heat from my family saying things like 'you're a bad parent', 'my kid's were potty trained by the time they were 1 1/2', 'I could have them potty trained in a week or less.' That last one I did tell them they were welcome to try, but they refused. What can I do?
Second Question: I understand that my kids are in the terrible 2s and horrible 3s and know that they will have their bad moments, but this is getting ridiculous. They will not listen to a word I say. They destroy the house not even a day after it is cleaned. Time outs do not work, neither does a smack on the behind. They always wake up before me and get into everything. Just last week they took everything out of the fridge and destroyed it. They have destroyed 3 computers and an android phone. If DS is by himself, he will behave like he did before DD was born, so I know DD is the instigator as I've seen it myself. Funny thing is, they are little angels if we go somewhere or if they spend the night somewhere else. They semi listen to DH so everyday I count the minutes for him to come home. The moments they are good is getting rare. I even let their naps go on for as long as possible as it's so peaceful. What can I do to get them to listen to me?
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