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How do I make it through the terrible twos?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: With patience
The two's are a blend of frustration and exploration for kids.
They don't want you interfering but demand that you stay near to nurture & act as their servant. Lacking good communication means they use fits as a substitute for the cries that used to get them everything. When they fit, don't lock eyes & monitor from peripheral vision. Don't take it personal. Meditate. Get time away. It will pass.

In brief: With patience
The two's are a blend of frustration and exploration for kids.
They don't want you interfering but demand that you stay near to nurture & act as their servant. Lacking good communication means they use fits as a substitute for the cries that used to get them everything. When they fit, don't lock eyes & monitor from peripheral vision. Don't take it personal. Meditate. Get time away. It will pass.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Patience
Patience and consistency.

In brief: Patience
Patience and consistency.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Tell your child what
behaviors you want at her receptive language level.
Set rules for a few important ones; follow through with immediate consequences. Learn effective use of time-out from "Little People" by Christopherson & 1-2-3 Magic. It's her job to test limits & your job to maintain safe limits. Give her lots of "time-in", immediately reward behaviors you want. Read, play & ignoring mildly annoying behaviors.

In brief: Tell your child what
behaviors you want at her receptive language level.
Set rules for a few important ones; follow through with immediate consequences. Learn effective use of time-out from "Little People" by Christopherson & 1-2-3 Magic. It's her job to test limits & your job to maintain safe limits. Give her lots of "time-in", immediately reward behaviors you want. Read, play & ignoring mildly annoying behaviors.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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