How can I get my 2-year-old to behave in church?

How do I get my two years to behave in church?? He wants to run around and screams and falls out when I don’t let him. I don’t know what to do anymore, and it doesn’t help that it’s usually around his nap time, but there’s too much going on for him to settle down. I’m so sick of ppl making remarks under their breath. Please help

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He’s two! You can’t! Is there not a separate room where you can still listen and tend to your child?

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…the child is 2. Enough said.

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Does your church have a daycare during church hours

Does your church not have a separate area for children to learn? Different classroom settings by the age?

Your at church, shouldn’t people not be passing judgement? He’s a toddler, they need to get over it!

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Do they not have a childrens church there? My church has a separate service/class for children.

I’ve only taken my son who will be 2 in December a few times to church with my mom and he has done these exact same things. I usually end up taking him out to the bathroom to run around for a few, then come back give him snacks, a toy, or let him watch his favorite shows on my phone. have you tried those things? they may help keep him occupied.

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Make a go bag for him. 2 snack items, a drink, 3 crayons, 1 bible coloring page, 3 baby books for his age group. 2 small toys or take him to the nursery and play there while you listen to the sermon if available at your church.

I had to either go to the nursery and listen over the speakers and return for communion/confession.

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Honestly if anyone is making remarks underneath their breath, that’s not the church for you. He’s 2 he’s going to act out. Do they have a children’s church? Or a room that you can take him too?

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There was a time when my son was little like that that I ended up having to just stay home because it was so difficult and such a distraction. is it possible just to watch a Podcast or something?

Sounds like you need to find a new church. Or just worship at home. Growing up I’ve realized church folks are the most judgmental.

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He’s two …lol my daughter is the same way

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He’s TWO, that’s not gonna happen and you can’t expect that of him either. Can’t you send him to Sunday school or maybe find a mother’s room or something?

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Healthy snacks and a quiet toy or books x

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hes 2! either dont take him or dont go… only 2 choices thats why they usually have sunday school for the kids cause they cant sit still and be quiet its boring for them especially at 2 years old

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Cartoons on an ipad on mute?

My son was older than too but sitting still in church was difficult. The doctor suggested very quiet activities for him like a book to look through or a coloring book and a few crayons and after every couple of mins give him a small sticker and let him know he is going well. Just an idea if your little one likes stickers. He is still so young though.

too young to be expected to sit through a sermon

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Lol he’s 2, don’t stress mama!

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