Great Grandma: My daughter
was still in diapers in kindergarten. I tried and tried, I just had
to wait until they were ready do it.
Grandma: I tried diligently
with my first and failed at it. And then the other three kids did
it when they seemed to be ready and interested.
Mom: With my first, we
started at around 2 1/2 and tried and tried and tried. Finally we
gave up for several months. Then a few weeks before his third
birthday we let him run naked for a week. There were lots and lots
of accidents, but by the fourth day, something clicked in him and
that was it.
Great Grandma: Just ignore
them. I remember just stepping over my son on the kitchen
Grandma: Distraction worked
best. Give them a toy, treat or remove them from the
Mom: I would try to give
them all my attention or a hug to calm them down. But as my oldest
has gotten older, that doesn't work so well, so we typically ignore
the tantrum and he will stop on his own.
Great Grandma: I remember
once, my son bit another little girl in the leg. I was so
embarrassed. For punishment, we would spank, as that's how we were
Grandma: I stopped it right
away and let them know it was NOT tolerated. Worked really
Mom: If my child would bite
me or another kid, I would always take them away from whatever they
were doing or sit them down if I was holding them. But more than
anything, we try to nip it before it happens. Really paying
attention to them keeps the bad behavior from even