"You are being unrealistic if you think that several months of experiencing this situation is going to resolve it. Remember - this is a very young child and you are expecting an awful lot of him. It sure doesn't sound like this situation ..."
"Your child displays symptoms consistent with a language-based learning disability and he requires specialized instruction. It would be prudent to reconsider the home schooling arrangement. If children pose no special needs, home schoolin..."
"Children this age are basically pleasure-seeking creatures, and you can be sure she has learned that the behavior brings pleasure. Basically I would ignore it because it would be pointless to set limits on it. It will wane. Try to keep h..."
"No, it is not typical three-year-old behavior. When she was not doing what she was told they should have placed her in time out. In other words, all that is necessary is to manage the behavior in a systematic way. At the age of three yea..."
"This situation invites monitoring. One would expect more progress re: acquiring language, but at age 20 months there is not cause for alarm. See how the next six months go and, if you don't see some increased momentum re: adding and usin..."
"It is clear you are a worrier, even if you had not pointed it out. Your daughter is displaying normal behavior and her responses to you do not invite concern. As a side note, my guidance is to alter the bedtime arrangement. It's not usef..."
"This Forum focuses on child development issues, including emotional and behavioral issues, but does not address medical conditions such as your son's. I am not qualified to weigh in on his symptoms except to urge you to continue the medi..."
"It is enough that he is owning this behavior. Be vigilant about enforcing this limit. Parental intervention, including sound limit setting, is the acceptable intervention at this point. You might consider estblishing a reward system to h..."
"This situation invites a systematic program of behavior management. You will find such a system in Lynn Clark's book SOS Help for Parents (see www.sosprograms.com). Be sure to follow his instructions precisely."
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