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Doctor insights on: How To Potty Train A Stubborn 3 Year Old Boy

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How can I potty train a 2 year old?

How can I potty train a 2 year old?

A toddler who walks: from room to room, pulls his/her pants & pull-up or underpants down & says " pee-pee", "poo-poo" or potty to indicate he/she senses the urge to "go" is ready for daytime toilet training. If not, you may create a behavior problem . There's no harm in putting a potty chair in the bathroom for the child to sit on while you model using the toilet, but don't force the child to sit on it. ...Read more

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How do I potty train a 3 year and 7 months old that has high anxiety ?

Toilet training: It is difficult to train an anxious child. Surely, he should not be coerced or forced to use the potty if he does not want too. Just back off for now and try again in a month or so. Giving rewards may also work when he is ready and willing, he will surprise you. ...Read more

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How do I get my 3 year old mild autistic boy to poop on the potty?

How do I get my 3 year old mild autistic boy to poop on the potty?

TOILET TRAINING: Just like the other kids show them how to go potty when you do one and don't force them when they are not ready yet. ...Read more

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How to get my 12 year old child to loose some weight?

How to get my 12 year old child to loose some weight?

Several basics: Find an activity that keeps them outside & active and share it with them if it takes it. Remove the tv or computer from their room if there is one. Limit tv+non school computer time to 2hrs/day & have tv off during mealtime. Don't allow eating during tv viewing or computer work. Serve nutritious meals & don't let them skip any. Assure kid has ample time for sleep, preferably 8-9hr/d. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old refuses to potty train. Should i be worried?

My 3 yr old refuses to potty train. Should i be worried?

No: 3 year olds can be quite defiant and oppositional. The more you push, the more they may be stubborn. Make it available to him or her, and then back off for a couple of months. Get some fun books that make toilet flushing noises, invite child into bathroom to mimic mom or dad. Do fun things like try to sink the cheerio or toilet tissue. Applaud success but don't comment at al on failures. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to potty train a 3 year old boy with sensory issues?

What's the most effective way to potty train a 3 year old boy with sensory issues?

TOILET TRAINING: When child is ready, use training pants to use in the potty. Bring him with you when you go bm. Do not force him or scare him during the training sessions. ...Read more

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How much should a 5'5 15 year old boy weigh?

How much should a 5'5 15 year old boy weigh?

110 lbs: This would be for average build, not fat, not thin. But a healthy weight could still be between about 100 and 120. ...Read more

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What time should a 13 year old girl go to bed?

What time should a 13 year old girl go to bed?

Varies: As long as the kid can get 9 or more hours of sleep /night the starting point can vary. Those facing an early wake up to meet a bus or ride must go to bed earlier than those that can wake later. ...Read more

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I have a 16 yr old granddaughter who wants to improve her height, what can she do? She's 5'2"

I have a 16 yr old granddaughter who wants  to improve her height, what can she do? She's 5'2"

Depends on variables: Skeletal maturity determines the duration of linear growth. If the bone maturity is ahead of a persons age, they finish growing sooner. An x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for open growth centers. If closed you are finished growing taller.Most females are done at 16-17, a few with delayed bone maturity continue to grow slightly.Healthy diet, rest and exercise support normal growth. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 5"1 short for a 12 year old boy who weighs 90 pounds?

Need help. Is 5"1 short for a 12 year old boy who weighs 90 pounds?

Actually a bit tall: 90 pounds is about average for a 12 year old while 5'1" is at the top 25% for height. You can download gender and age specific growth charts from the cdc site to follow this issue.See: www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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How tall should a 5'3" 17 year old girl be?

How tall should a 5'3" 17 year old girl be?

She is whatever: Height she is genetically pre-disposed to be. This sounds fine. ...Read more

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How to get a three year old to brush his teeth! ?

How to get a three year old to brush his teeth! ?

Be a good example: Make brushing your teeth an activity you do together. Children love to model their behavior after their parents. If you make it an event they look forward to, versus a chore they have to do they are more likely to become invested in it. ...Read more

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My 3 years old toddler doesn't want to go potty . What can I do?

My 3 years old toddler doesn't want to go potty . What can I do?

Try another tack: Rehersal is an important part of potty training & learning where equipment is & practicing diaper off sitting is important early in the process. After a toddler acquires these skills it is time to back off and become the potty assistant, not the potty commander. Tell baby you will help them when they need to go and mean it. Let them pick the time & respond immediately. They may need help only once ...Read more

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How much should a 15 year old girl, slim build, 5'7" weigh?

How much should a 15 year old girl, slim build,  5'7" weigh?

Target weight: The expected weight range for a 15yo girl @ 5'7" is 107 to 142 lb. Below 104 lb would be considered underweight. This is based on body mass index for age and actual standards must take into account the findings of an individual assessment by your health care provider. ...Read more

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How much should a 14 year old 5'6 boy weigh?

How much should a 14 year old 5'6 boy weigh?

Depends: You will need adjustment based on your body analysis. Waist circumference, body fat percentage should be a part of determining your healthy weight rather than use of general calculation ...Read more

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What to do for child 3 year old with rashes?

What to do for child 3 year old with rashes?

See Pediatrician: Are the rashes caused by allergies, viruses, or other reasons. Pediatrician has to see the rash to determine cause and then prescribe treatment. ...Read more

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Is thirteen year old daughter to young to do yoga and/or pilates?

Is thirteen year old daughter to young to do yoga and/or pilates?

No: A 13 year old girl is not too young to begin hatha yoga or pilates mat work. However, the young aspirant should take a class where her attempts are observed by a teacher, so that she does not develop bad habits or unknowingly be too aggressive in her pursuit of learning. Relaxation, flexibility, and strength skills are ideal become part of a healthy adolescent life. ...Read more

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How to discipline a 8 year old boy with adhd or teach not to do what he ain't suppose to do?

How to discipline a 8 year old boy with adhd or teach not to do what he ain't suppose to do?

Duplicate question, : though you 1st stated that he also has Autistic Spectrum Disorder. A Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician & other specialists can clarify his Neurodevelopmental Disorders, look for underlying causes & define his developmental levels. Then seek behavioral therapy to learn to state rules at his language level, follow through with immediate consequences & use other effective behavioral techniques. ...Read more