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Old 08-03-2014, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I say I don't believe in spanking but if ever there was an argument for it this would be it---and not for the kids but for the Mom. She is setting these kids and herself up for a world of hurt. I guess some would think this is funny but I think it is pathetic. She better let these kids know who is boss and ASAP.


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Old 08-03-2014, 11:46 AM
 
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She needs to put a baby gate at their doors. I did this with all of mine once they were out of their cribs. Until they learned to lay down and sleep in their beds, I would often find them passed out on the floor. You can't MAKE a toddler do anything, but you can contain them for their own safety. They do eventually learn. Mom should not be stressing herself out like that. As long as their rooms are childproofed, they are safe in there at nap time.

Having a baby gate at the door is also helpful for when little ones get up early before their parents. More than one toddler has wandered out the front door while their parents were asleep, or emptied out the fridge.
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I just don't get stuff like this.

I mean, if it were this obvious that my twins were NOT going to nap, I would tell them they had to have "quiet time" for one hour. They could stay in their room, or go in separate rooms, and read and listen to lullaby music.
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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She needs to put a baby gate at their doors. I did this with all of mine once they were out of their cribs. Until they learned to lay down and sleep in their beds, I would often find them passed out on the floor. You can't MAKE a toddler do anything, but you can contain them for their own safety. They do eventually learn. Mom should not be stressing herself out like that. As long as their rooms are childproofed, they are safe in there at nap time.

Having a baby gate at the door is also helpful for when little ones get up early before their parents. More than one toddler has wandered out the front door while their parents were asleep, or emptied out the fridge.
A small hook and eye latch placed at the top of the door would prevent that.....for less than a dollar.

Easy for adults to reach, impossible for toddlers. Two tiny little holes to patch when no longer needed.


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Old 08-03-2014, 11:22 PM
 
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How would I handle this?

Same room until they are old enough to be obedient a reasonable percent of the time. Viola! Problem solved without locking them in or spankings.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
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A small hook and eye latch placed at the top of the door would prevent that.....for less than a dollar.

Easy for adults to reach, impossible for toddlers. Two tiny little holes to patch when no longer needed.

We had these on our exit doors when they were small to avoid escape!

They are a great fix for little money.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:50 AM
 
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A small hook and eye latch placed at the top of the door would prevent that.....for less than a dollar.

Easy for adults to reach, impossible for toddlers. Two tiny little holes to patch when no longer needed.

I like this idea. I only needed to see 30 seconds of the video before I got frustrated. When I was determined to get my son to nap instead of playing with his toys in his room or walking out constantly, I would let him lay down where I was until he fell asleep (on the sofa next to me or in my bed). It worked because I wasn't doing anything that he would find entertaining. He would fall asleep within minutes sometimes and then I would put him in his bed and go back to what I needed to do. He's 3 now.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:18 AM
 
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Reminds me of a Super Nanny episode. I have to say I admire her perseverance. The putting them back in their beds and closing the door is what Jo Frost recommends parents do- while not speaking or interacting with them. Seems to work after a few times.
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