• Announcements

    • LaToyaADMIN

      What to do if you get a "Wrong Password" message   01/21/16

      You must reset your password (even if you know it's the right one) before you can sign into the community. Thanks to the upgrade, there's an issue with passwords and signing in. The good news is that you can click here: http://community.grandparents.com/index.php?/lostpassword/ to change your password (it'll let you reuse your old one). If you can't reach the email address connected to your account then please contact the admin at latoya@grandparents.com and I'll help you sort it out. 
    • LaToyaADMIN

      Anonymous posting is back   01/21/16

      We've removed the extra step that required you to go to the full-page editor to access the anonymous post option. Now, you can reply to a post and toggle the button to post anonymous (see photo below).    Read more on anonymous posting here:    In short, the mods can see who posts as anonymous, we moderate anonymous posts the same as revealed posts, you can reply anonymously to your own topic, you may report anonymous posts.

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'toddlers'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Found 8 results

  1. A member asked if we could continue my old "All About Potty Training" thread. But I decided to open a new one instead, basically asking the same questions... What age do you think is the best to begin potty training? And what's the best method? Is there any value to letting daycare workers or preschool teachers help w/ this job? Please feel free to share your favorite tips here b/c they may help some parent or GP caregiver who is reading this and dealing w/ just this topic. Also, if you're struggling w/ a child's potty training, at the moment, please feel free to ask any questions you have below...
  2. Do you favor placing babies/toddlers in a playpen/play yard often, perhaps for safety reasons? Or as infrequently as possible, to give them more chance to roam freely/explore, etc? Does it make a difference whether or not they're w/ a parent or a GP/relative caregiver (or a hired caregiver, for that matter)? And, if you will, how much difference do you see, if any, between the traditional - old-fashioned (?) - playpen and today's play yards?
  3. Re: nap time

    How much nap time do you feel the "average" toddler needs? How about the "average" preschooler? Sometimes a GP/relative babysitter/caregiver has come in here complaining that the parents want the LO (little one) to nap more/less than works for them (the babysitter/caregiver). How would you handle that situation? Or how have you handled it in the past if it happened to you? Or, if you're a custodial GP/relative, what do you do if the parents visit and want the LO to nap more/less that LO's usual schedule allows?
  4. In a MILA thread, the subject came up of differences between spouses/parents as regards telling young children "where babies come from.". How do/did/would you handle any such differences? Do you feel that parents need to be on the same page about how to answer such questions? And if one parents gives a response the other doesn't agree w/, how do you think the other parent should deal? Is it ok for each parent to give a slightly different explanation? Or ?? Same question if you're raising your GC/relative kids? But also, in that case, do the parents have any say in how this topic is addressed?
  5. According to my DM, back when I was little,  my MGM got me to stop sucking my thumb long before DM thought it was time. DM resented this, but continued to let MGM be a big part of my life and to see her as the babysitter-of-choice when needed. Now I'm wondering if you think there's any specific age by which children should stop using various security items, such as a "blanky," teddy bear, pacifier, or even their own thumb (or other fingers), etc. And given my DM's experience w/ my MGM, I'm also wondering if you've ever run into a parent/GP conflict over such an issue and how it was handled? Would you handle it the same way today? (Same questions regarding such conflicts between custodial GPs and other relatives.)
  6. The Word "No!"

    Every now and then, I read that toddlers hear the word "No" too often, as they are being taught limits. But I wonder, how well we can teach them this w/o using the simple word, "No."   What do you think are some of the most effective ways to show LOs that there are things they can't touch or places they can't go, etc? As a GP babysitter/caregiver, do you see eye to eye on this topic w/ the parents of your GC or is it an "issue?"   Or as a parent do/did you ever find that this is/was a bone of contention between you and the GPs?
  7. Tantrums!!!

    What do you feel is the best way to deal w/ a tantrum? Is it different for a GP/relative caregiver than a parent?   Also, though I tagged this as a "toddler" and "preschooler" topic, I know older kids, sometimes, can throw a fit, too. Have you ever had to deal w/ that? And if so, did you handle it any differently than you would w/ a toddler? Or if you ever have to face that, in the future, do you think you'll respond any differently than w/ a toddler or the same way?
  8. What age do you think is the best to begin potty training? And what's the best method? Is there any value to letting daycare workers or preschool teachers help w/ this job?   Please feel free to share your favorite tips here b/c they may help some parent or GP caregiver who is reading this and dealing w/ just this topic.   Also, if you're struggling w/ a child's potty training, at the moment, please feel free to ask any questions you have below...