parenting advice!

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PeppermintPatty's picture
Joined: 08/21/07
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parenting advice!

Moriah is in this stage now where she is calling everyone a poopy diaper or poopy baby or anything else with the word poopy in it. She thinks it is so funny but it is driving me crazy. First I decided to ignore it but that doesnt seem to do anything. Then, I decided to give her a time out for for using the potty talk but then I would be giving her time outs all the time!! Any suggestions!

Girlandi's picture
Joined: 10/29/07
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I am having the same problem with Katie. For a while she ran around telling everyone to "eat my uckies!", and now she's doing the same as Moriah, where everything is poopy this and poopy that.
I know part of it is Miriam, because she and some of her other friends also saying things like, "Katie's such a poopy doopy," or calling everyone stinker muffins. I haven't figured out how to get rid of it either, since ignoring it isn't making things go away, and neither is scolding them. That just seems to make it funnier. I think it's a normal stage of development, but it's driving me crazy as well.

ekcanada's picture
Joined: 05/06/09
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Do you think it is because they have older siblings? I have been dreading this stage but fortunately for us, Hayleigh just treats it like a bodily function and does not think it is funny (she is matter of fact about it).

Sorry I am no help...

PeppermintPatty's picture
Joined: 08/21/07
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ok, so I feel a little better with the fact that is isn't just Moriah!! Sorry you are dealing with the same thing with Katie, though.

Erin, I do think that it is because of the older siblings. I didn't have this problem with Sophia when she was young. And, Sophia knows better than to call names or talk like that. Sophia gets all worked up when Moriah says "poopy baby" or you are a "stinky poopy" to her. That gets Moriah going even more and thinks it is hilarious. I was thinking about taking her blankie away when she says a potty word or even putting a tiny bit of BBQ sauce in her mouth (she HATES BBQ sauce!!!!!!) when she starts the potty talk.