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how can i stop my toddler form acting out whenever i'm on the phone?

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Dr. Alan Greene
34 years experience Pediatrics
Phone toys: We kept a small basket of fun toys that only came down when the phone rang (including a toy phone). Also, taught toddler to silently place his hand on mine if he needed attention during the call and would get to him asap. Acting out wouldn't get attention, so he learned fairly quickly.
Answered on Oct 16, 2017
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
37 years experience Pediatrics
A new TipTap: Ignore him, or conversely - allow him to answer his own "phone" when you are on the phone.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Ignore: I recommend ignoring the behavior and walking away from him ( assuming you wouldn't be leaving him in an unsafe place).
Answered on Jul 31, 2015
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Time outs. Not for long, maybe 5 minutes at a time.
Jul 31, 2015

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