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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
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greene
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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ignore

I recommend ignoring the behavior and walking away from him ( assuming you wouldn't be leaving him in an unsafe place).

In brief: Ignore

I recommend ignoring the behavior and walking away from him ( assuming you wouldn't be leaving him in an unsafe place).
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Time outs. Not for long, maybe 5 minutes at a time.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics

In brief: A new TipTap

Ignore him, or conversely - allow him to answer his own "phone" when you are on the phone.

In brief: A new TipTap

Ignore him, or conversely - allow him to answer his own "phone" when you are on the phone.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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