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Quick reference medical handouts used by Pediatric offices


Articles

  • Physical Activity Guidelines for your Infant and Toddler
  • Safe equipment and safe surfacing prevent playground injuries
  • "Sex Education" for the 3 to 7 year old child
  • 'Tis the Season for Holiday Safety
  • CPR Basics
    Drowning and Near Drowning
  • Guidelines for Dessert
    Not Unless you Finish Your Dinner
  • Guides for Giving Medication
  • 10 Guidelines for Divorcing Parents
  • 10 Signs of a Healthy Kindergarten
  • 10 Steps for Grandparents of Stepfamilies
  • 10 Tips for Raising Children of Character
  • 10 Tips for Talking with Kids About the News
  • 10 Tips for talking with kids about tough issues
  • 10 Ways to Tune out the TV
  • 14 Ways to Show Love for Your Child This Valentine's Day
  • 20 HEALTHY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS FOR KIDS
  • 20 reasons why your child needs you to be an active father
  • 20 Ways to Bring out the best in your Children
  • 2005 "10 Worst Toys" List
  • 25 Ways to Raise Kids Who Love to Learn
  • 3 Tips To Getting Your Children To Organize Their Old Toys
  • 30 common Myths about Children debunked!
  • 30 million children need emergency care each year - They can't all belong to someone else
  • 4-year Developmental checklist
  • 75 Hints for Mom and Dad
  • 80 Organizations Support 10th Annual TV-Turnoff Week
  • A Developmental Checklist for Two Year Olds
  • A Guide for Car Seat Selection
  • A Guide for Choosing the Right
    Car Seat
  • A Guide to Commonly Prescribed Antibiotics
  • A New Pediatric Disease: Complacency
  • A New Pet in the Family
  • A Night Out for Mom and Dad
  • A Nontraditional Families Recipe for Failure
  • A Parent's Job Description
  • A Parent's Response to bullying
  • A Parents Job Description
  • A Prayer for Children
  • A Quick Guide to Four Disabilities
  • A Sick Child and a Demanding Job
  • Accidental Iron Poisoning
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dose Chart
  • Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen: Which is a better fever-reducing medication?
  • Action Points for Committed Fathers: Know Your Kids for Safety's Sake
  • Action Points for Committed Fathers: Teaching Respect
  • Action Points for Committed Fathers: Your Child's World
  • Action Points for Fathers: Life Challenges
  • Adoption - Where do you start?
  • After the Immunizations... what to do if your child has discomfort
  • Aggression in children
  • All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Noah's Ark
  • Allergies And Asthma On The Go
  • Allergies in Children: Information for Parents
  • American Academy of Pediatris Issues Statement on Treating Fever in children
  • American children not drinking enough milk
  • An Open Letter to Parents
  • And How are the Children?
  • Answers to questions about ADD/ADHD
  • Antibiotic Use Continues to Decline
  • Anxiety Disorders in Children
  • Appreciating Develoipmental Milestones
  • Archives of Interactive Quizes
  • Are Fast Food Restaurants Okay for Our Kids?
  • Are Homeopathic Medicines okay for Children
  • Are Speech and Language Problems Holding Your Child Back?
  • Arguing and Back-Talk
  • Arguing and Back-Talk
  • Articles and Q & A's on Biting and Hitting
  • Articles and Q & A's on Separation Anxiety
  • Articles and Q & A's on Temper Tantrums
  • Articles and Q & A's on Toddler Appetite and Eating
  • Articles and Q & A's on Toilet Training
  • Articles and Questions/Answers on Children and Sleeping
  • As Memorial Day Kicks off the Summer, remember to be safe
  • Ask your neighbor.......
    if there is a gun in the house
  • Asperger's syndrome:What is it and what do you do about it?
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (Short Attention Span)
  • Autism -- Act Early To Make a Difference
  • Avoid Heat Related Injuries
  • Avoid the Hyper-Parenting Trap
  • Back-to-School Resources on Kidsgrowth.com
  • Banning Foods Makes Them More Desirable
  • Be Prepared Before You Visit Your Child's Pediatrician
  • Be Ready for the Emergency Room
  • Be the Best Father You Can Be
  • Bear in the Little Square Box
    How Television Affects our kids physical well-being
  • Bear in the Little Square Box
    How Television Affects Our Youth's Mental Well-Being
  • Become a "Spud Buster" and Improve your Child's Health
  • Become a Kidsgrowth.com Child Advocate
    Support Pax
  • Bedwetters
  • Behavior Modification with the Family Chip System
  • Benefits of Having Kids
  • Bike and Helmet Safety
  • Biting, Pushing, Pulling Hair
    Helping Children with Aggression
  • Body Mass Index
  • Books for Kids about Bullies!
  • Books for Parents and Kids about ADHD
  • Books to Help Young Kids With a Family Move
  • Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day
  • Bribery vs. Reinforcement
  • Buckle-Up America
  • Building the right "self" for Life
  • Calcium Supplements for Children Who Don't Eat Milk Products
  • Calming Fears, easing stress
  • Cancer: How to Talk about It
  • Candy Cigarettes May Lead to the Real Thing
  • Car Problems: Fighting, Car-Seat Wars and More!
  • Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer
  • Caretaking Parents, Entitled Kids
  • Casual Remarks
  • Causes of Misbehavior
  • Celebrating Memorial Day With Kids
  • Census Bureau Says 7 Million Grade School
    Children Home Alone
  • Chicken Pox Vaccine
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Child have a fever? Stay C.A.L.M.!
  • Child Passenger Safety Week Emphasizes Using Right Restraint to Save Kids’ Lives
  • Child's Play: It's not just for Fun
  • Childhood Injury: It's no Accident!
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Children and Limits
  • Children and Stress: Are you pushing your child too hard?
  • Children and Terrorism
  • Children and the Aftermath of Katrina: From fear to hope
  • Children Caught In The Middle
  • Children Left in Cars at Risk for Burns and Heat
  • Children Need Body Mass Checkups!
  • Children Need Preventive Maintenance, Too!
  • Children riding in pickup trucks
  • Children Sleeping Less Than Recommended
  • Children's Sleep Habits
  • Childrens Sleep Problems: What they are and what to do about them
  • Choosing a Baby Sitter
  • Choosing a Sport for your Child
  • Choosing a summer camp for your child
  • Choosing a Thermometer
  • Choosing Your Battles
  • Combat Computer Strain
  • Common Concerns about Speech Development: Part 1
  • Common Signs of Slow Development
  • Communicating with health care providers about developmental and behavioral topics
  • Constipation and Soiling in the Preschooler
  • Controling Sibling Rivalry
  • Cooking Turkey Is a Family Affair…with the Right Food Safety Tools
  • Cool Tips for Beating the Heat
  • Cost of Raising Kids
  • Dealing with Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Dealing with Chronic Kidney Disease - Part 2
  • Dealing with Sibling Rivalry
  • Dealing with Tantrums
  • Dealing with Temper Tantrums
  • Developing Your Baby's Language Skills
  • Developmental Milestones of Early Reading
  • Diagnostic Guidelines for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Did You Have a Mean Mom?
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccines
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Discipline
  • Discipline: A Parent's Guide
  • Divorced or Separated Parents can make holidays bright for children
  • Do (over the counter) medications really expire?
  • Do not "toy" around with safety
  • Do not Get Beat by the Heat
  • Do Parents Care if their Kids are Fat?
  • Do you have a Parenting Plan (part 1)?
  • Do you have a Parenting Plan (part 2)?
  • Do you Have a Parenting Plan?
  • Does Diet cause Hyperactivity?
  • Does Divorce Damage Your Kids? 10 Tips for Survival
  • Does my child have A D D ?
  • Dog Days of Winter!
  • Dog Doo to Do!
  • Don't Let Lessons Lull into a False Security
  • Down Syndrome Demystified
  • Drowning: Cause and Prevention
  • Drug information for Parents: Ceclor, Cefzil , and Keflex
  • Drug Information for Parents: Septra and Bactrim
  • Drug Information for Parents: Suprax
  • Drug-Resistant Staph Infections Reaching Epidemic Levels in Some Parts of U.S.
  • Drugs Highly Toxic To Toddlers
  • Eating misbehavior
  • Eating Out With Children Can Be Fun
  • Eating Slump in Toddlers
  • Effective Time Out
  • Effects of Divorce on Children
  • Eight Steps to Sensible Eating
  • Eliminate Whining!
  • Emergency Room Tips
  • Evaluating Vaccine Information on the World Wide Web
  • Every kid will get sick. No child escapes!
  • Exercise: Kids Go For It
  • Experts Offer Free Advice About Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Eye Injuries in the Home
  • Eye on Safety Makes Halloween Less Scary
  • Family Meetings Build Stronger Ties
  • FDA Urges Parents to avoid certain cold medications
  • Fever is a Friend, not a foe!
  • Fever Phobia
  • Fight Antibiotic Resistance with Sensible Approach to Winter Colds
  • Finding Joy in your Children
  • First Aid Tips for Parents
  • Five Important Reasons to Immunize Your Child
  • Five Resolutions Every Parent Should Make
  • Flying with Children and Ear Pain
  • Flying with Young Children
  • For Getting Baby to Sleep Sticking to a Plan Is What Counts
  • For the Love of Children, Follow these Guidelines
  • Fortified Cerals can help fill clacium gap
  • Fostering Appreciation in Children
  • Four Styles of Parenting
  • Gauging a child's illness
  • Germ Warfare: Common Cold and Flu Culpirts
  • Get Active With kids This Season
  • Get Your Child To Cooperate!
  • Getting Along
  • Getting Children away from the Television
  • Getting Help When a Child Becomes Sick After Hours
  • Getting Kids To Bed
  • Getting Kids to Wear their Glasses
  • Getting Kids to Write Thank You Notes
  • Getting the Best out of Managed Care
  • Getting the Lead Out
  • Getting your child ready for kindergarten!
  • Gimmee-Free Holiday Shopping
  • Gimmie-free Holiday Shopping
  • Give Your Child the Gift of Self-Esteem
  • Grandparenting in Today's world
  • Growth Milestones - 4 Years
  • Growth Milestones - Five Years
  • Growth Milestones - FOUR YEARS
  • Growth Milestones - THREE YEARS
  • Guarding Children's Health
  • Guidelines for Raising a Well-Behaved Child
  • Guidelines for using Time Out with Children and Pre-teens
  • Habit ReversalTraining
  • Halloween Safety Tips
  • Hand washing is vital to Healthy Day Care
  • Handling Unwanted Advice
  • Hanukkah
  • Happy Holiday Season Depends on Family Financial Planning
  • Have a Safe and Happy Holiday
  • Have you Played a Board Game Lately?
  • Head Banging
  • Healthy Eating and Physical Activity: What Should my Child Eat?
  • Healthy Eating for Kids
  • Healthy holiday eating for kids
  • Healthy Sexuality in Children
  • Healthy Sexuality in Children, part 2
  • Help for Parents and Kids in Crisis
  • Help Take the Fear out of Moving
  • Help Wanted: Mother!
  • Help With Hospitalization
  • Help! My Child Lies
  • Helpful Hints for your Child's First Day at School
  • Helping children deal with Teasing
  • Helping Children Deal with Teasing
  • Helping Children Grow Socially
  • Helping Children Manage Their Weight
  • Helping Children of Divorce
  • Helping Children Swallow Pills
  • Helping Children to Share
  • Helping Children Understand Other Cultures
  • Helping Children weather a natural disaster
  • Helping Our Children Deal with Shocking Events
  • Helping your Child Cope
  • Helping Your Child Cope with Anger
  • Helping Your Child with Immunizations
  • Helping Your Children through the Grief Process
  • Helping Your Children to Be Money-Savvy
  • Helping your Overweight Child
  • Herbal Medicine and Your Child
  • Herbal Medicines May Hurt Children
  • Here's to the Kids who are Different
  • Hib Vaccine
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Hidden Messages to our Kids
    What our actions really mean!
  • Hints for Choosing a Child's first bicycle
  • History of Father's Day
  • Holiday Decorations can lead to fires and injuries
  • Holiday Meltdowns are Predictable and Important
  • Holidays and Meltdowns
  • Honey, Turn that TV Off!
  • How a Child's Brain Develops
  • How are Our Boys Doing?
  • How do children learn what is right and wrong?
  • How does your state measure up?
  • How Many Cigarettes Did Your Child Smoke Today Without You Knowing It?
  • How not to Verbally or Emotionally Abuse your Child.
  • How To Avoid the Hyper-Parenting Trap
  • How to be an Imperfect Parent
  • How to be the Ultimate Parent!
  • How to Best Control Family Television Viewing
  • How to Control Biting
    in a daycare or preschool setting
  • How to help stop your child from whining
  • How to help your child stop whining
  • How to Raise a Well Behaved Child
  • How to Respond when your Child Asks about Death
  • How to Talk to Your Kids About Anything
  • How to talk to your kids about death
  • How to tell if your child is really sick
  • How to tell whether or not you are ready to have children!
  • How to use the AeroChamber ®
  • How to Use Time Out
  • How we grow as Parents!
  • Hurricanes: Coping with Children's fears
  • I already have one of these
    Teaching kids to respond politely for a gift
  • I am Officially Tendering My Resignation as an Adult.
  • I Caught them playing Doctor
  • I Hate You!
  • I Want my Blankey!
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) Dose Chart
  • If your child has been Poisoned.......
  • If Your Child Needs Surgery
  • Images of a Mother
  • Immunization Cards
  • Immunize Children Against Prejudice
  • In the Child's Voice (18 months to 3 years)
  • In the event of Bioterrorism
  • Increase Communication with your Pediatrician
  • Index of Sleep Resources
  • Infant Swimming Classes: A Good or Bad Idea?
  • Injury Prevention
  • Innocence Lost: Helping your child cope with tragedy
  • Instill a Lifelong Habit of Reading
  • Iron: Helping Your Child Get Enough
  • Is Autism on the Rise?
  • Is My Child Okay?
  • Is your child cheating
  • Is your child getting enough sleep?
  • Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?
  • Is your child's school safe?
  • Just Say YES
  • Keep A Cool Head On Hot, Humid Days To Avoid Heat Stroke
  • Keep a current immunization record
  • Keep Sugary Drinks Out of Sippy Cups
  • Keep the Consequences Logical
  • Keep Your Child Watered All Year Long
  • Keep Your Kids Safe and Sound This Halloween
  • Keeping Kids Safe - Without Scaring Them
  • Keeping the Kids Clean and Germ-Free
  • Keeping Up With Vaccines
  • Keys to Perfect Parenting
  • Kids and Spray Bottles
  • Kids and TV Researchers Urge Parents to Cut Back - and Offer Help on how to pull the plug
  • Kids of Separated Parents: The Annual Holiday Access Dispute
  • Kids Still Riding In Front Seats
  • Kids Top Ten Toy Picks for 2001
  • Kidsgrowth Parent Guidelines
  • Know Active Ingredients in your Child's Medications
  • Kwanzaa
  • Language Development in Bilingual Children
  • Lavish Kids with Kind Words
  • Lawn Mower Safety
  • Left is Right: How Much do you Know about Left handed people?
  • Let a Child's Appetite Be Your Guide
  • Let them remember their behavior, not yours!
  • Life as a Parent
  • Listen with your Heart
  • Look for TV Turnoff Week in Your Neighborhood
  • Lying, Cheating, and Stealing
  • Magazines for Kids
  • Make "roughing it" safe for campers
  • Make America Safe for Children
  • Make Lemons into Lemonade: Use Positives for Disciplining Children
  • Make Lemons into Lemonade: Using Positive Discipline
  • Make Packed Lunches off-limits to Germs
  • Make the Most of Your Child’s Appointment
  • Make Water Safe for Children with Epilepsy
  • Making School Asthma Friendly
  • Making Sense Of Medical Warnings
  • Making The Winter Season Easy as a Breeze
  • Management of Daytime wetting (Diurnal enuresis)
  • Managing Morning Madness
  • Managing the Holiday Excitement
  • Meeting the Needs of the Brothers and Sisters
    of Children with Disabilities and Special Needs
  • Million Mom March Planned for Mother's Day in Washington, D.C.
  • Minor Problem or True Emergency
  • Mistakes Grandparents Make
  • MMR vaccine has its day in court
  • MMR Vaccine
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Mom - There's a Monster in the Closet!
  • Mom I am bored!
  • Mom! Please Let Me Go See the Dog!
  • Moments in America for All Children
  • Mommy, I'm Scared!
  • Mommy, what does it mean to be gay?
  • Mother's Influence on Daughter's Eating Begins Early
  • Motion Sickness in Children
  • Moving: Easing the Transition for Children
  • My Child Has a Sore Throat
  • My Child is having a seizure!
  • My kid, the Lawer Wannabe
  • Myths about Kids and Sleep
  • Myths about Parenting
  • Myths about the Eye
  • Myths of the Only Child
  • Nail Biting
  • National TV-Turnoff Week - Alternatives to Television
  • National TV-Turnoff Week - By the Numbers
  • National TV-Turnoff Week!
  • New Key to Autism
  • New Survey Reveals Parents’ Reactions to Children who Stutter
  • New Year's Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • New Years Resolutions for Kids
  • News Parents can Use!
  • Night Awakenings from Holding Until Asleep
    The Trained Night Crier
  • Nine Things You Don't Want your Child to Ingest or Inhale
  • Nine Tips for Raising Unspoiled Kids
  • No Need for Shame With Head Lice
  • Nonpoisonous Substances that Children might Eat
  • Number of Smoke-Free Households on the Increase
  • Obese kids: A weighty problem!
  • On-Line Data Base of Hate Group Signs and Terms Now Available
  • Only a Mother. . . .
  • Open Statement on Vaccines from the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Parent's ABC's for Success in School
  • Parent's role change as their children's growing s
  • Parenting - An Adventure
  • Parenting American Style
  • Parenting Magazine Printouts
  • Parenting Quotes
  • Parenting Tip of the Week - How to Tell if It Really Hurts
  • Parenting Tip of the Week - Show Your Children they are a Priority in Your Life!
  • Parenting Tip of the Week: A Short Course in Parent-Child Relations
  • Parenting Tip of the Week: Dealing with the Child who is Stubborn
  • Parenting Tip of the Week: How Not to Handle the Misbehaving Child
  • Parenting Tip of the Week: How to Turn Household Items Into Fun Learning Tools For Young Children
  • Parenting Tip of the Week: Keeping Kids from Drowning
  • Parenting Tip of the Week: Opportunities Not To Be Missed
  • Parenting Tip of the Week: Simple Ways to Boost Your Child's Self- Esteem
  • Parenting Tip of the Week: Some Ideas for Family Communication
  • Parenting Tip of the Week:
    Working Parents: Show kids they are the priority in your life!
  • Parenting Tip of the Week:
    Parent's Bed - Off Limits!
  • Parenting Tip of the Week
    Family Overload and How to Manage It!
  • Parenting Tip of the Week
    Time out and 1-2-3 Magic
  • Parents - Trust your Intuition
  • Parents - Trust your Intuition
  • Parents can get Help any time in Cyberspace
  • Parents Can Halt The Alarming Increase In Childhood Obesity
  • Parents Certainly are Misunderstood!
  • Parents Need to be Available for Kids
  • Parents of Infants, Take the First Step Toward a Trusting Relationship
  • Parents Should Dispose of Ipecac Syrup
  • Parents Should Help Kids Prepare for September 11 Anniversary
  • Parents Shouldn't Minimize Hurricane Fear
  • Parents! Trust Your Intuition
  • Parents' Guide for Dealing with the tragedy of September 11, 2001
  • Parents' Well-being is Crucial to Kids
  • Party Behavior: How to Help Your Child Become a Little Lady or Gentleman
  • Passing the Torch - When do Parents stop worrying?
  • Perils of the Pacifier
  • Pesticide Safety for Home Gardening
  • Pesticide Safety for Home Gardening
  • Pet Allergies
  • Pharmacists answer Parents' often Asked Questions
  • Picky Eaters
  • Plants that Poison
  • Play it Safe for the Holidays
  • Play It Safe for the holidays
    when buying Toys
  • Play: Caution, Child at Work!
  • Playgrounds Pose Threat to Children
  • Playing with Fire
  • Poison Control Week - Children Act Fast . . . . So do Poisons!
  • Pollen, Pollen everywhere: Ragweed season starts!
  • Positive Discipline and Child Guidance
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children: After an Emergency is Over
  • Potty Training Should be Spelled R E L A X
  • Potty Training: What to do when your child won't
  • Prayer for a Tired, Irritable Parent
  • Prepare Children to Deal With Death
  • Preparing your family for stress-free trips
  • Preschool Behavior: Who Is the Boss?
  • Preventing accidents and injuries during your child's bath
  • Preventing and Treating Burns
  • Preventing Child Abuse
  • Preventing Separation Anxiety
  • Preventing Spills and Falls
  • Prevention is key to summer fun
  • Printable Immunization Information for Parents
  • Product Recalls - Backpack Carriers , Pull Toys , Tommy Hilfinger Infant Socks , Toy-Shaped Lighters
  • Promoting Left-Handed Success
  • Promoting Physical Activity and Exercise among Children
  • Proper Medications are Crucial for Kids
  • Protect your Family From Travelers' Diarrhea
  • Protecting your child's vision
  • Put Music in the Hearts and Lives of your Children
  • Questions and answers about Anaphylaxis
  • Questions and Answers on the Safety of Phenylpropanolamine
  • Ramadan
  • Reducing Bedtime Battles
  • Reducing Sibling Rivalry
  • Reducing the Risk of Injury while Traveling thisThanksgiving holiday season
  • Remember: Use Your Child's Car Safety Seat Properly
  • Replenish thyself: Steering clear of parent burnou
  • Respect Fears, but don't overplay them
  • Respect: Getting What You Give
  • Safe from Strangers
  • Safe Sumer Celebrations
  • Safety in the Bathtub
  • Safety on Wheels
  • Safety Recalls:
    Dollar Tree Doll Feeding Set
  • Safety Recalls: Elmo Night-Lights
  • Safety tips for children as they go to and from school
  • Safety Tips for the Holidays
  • Scheduling a Diversity of Holidays
  • SeeSaw: Read what our parents think about Spanking
  • Seize the Day!
    The Importance of Vitamin C
  • Self-Righteousness vs, Self-Esteem
  • Set Aside Time to Exercise with your Kids
  • Setting Limits
  • Setting Limits and Standing Firm
  • Seven Parenting Tips to Help Your Kids Avoid Drugs
  • Seven Things you can do if your child cheats.....
  • Sexual behaviors in 2 - 6 year olds. What is normal and what is not
  • Should Parents be worried about Bioterrorism?
  • Sibling Rivalry and How to Stop It
  • Siblings Fighting with Each Other
  • Signs and Symptoms of Autism
  • Simple Ways to Praise a Child
  • Sit-Down Restaurants’ Kids’ Fare Often Worse Than Fast Food
  • Six Developmental Milestones Assess Child s Readiness for Kindergarten
  • Six Parenting Myths
  • Six Positive Things Parents Can Do for their Child
  • Six Things Parents Should Say to their Player
  • Skin Cancer:
    Reduce Your Child's Risk
  • Sleep Problems and the Television
  • Sleep: How much is normal?
  • Snacking - Making the Most of It!
  • Solid Foods May Lack Necessary Nutrients
    Ross Introduces Similac 2 for Children 6 to 18
  • Some Ways to Teach Children About Money
  • Spanking Triggers Vicious Cycle, Study Finds
  • Stages of Parent Development
  • Start your (Parenting) Year off Right!
  • Starting School
  • Statistics show molesters are usually known to the family
  • Stepfamilies - Facts and Fictions
  • Stop Picking Your Nose
  • Stop that Whining!
  • Stranger Danger: What Your Children Need to Know
  • Study Links TV Habits To Reading Trouble
  • Study: Many Kids Too Fat by Preschool
  • Suddenly Single: The Five Stages of Grief
  • Summer Can Bring Sun, Fun and Trouble
  • Summer Home Learning Recipies
  • Summer Reading List for Elementary School Children
  • Summer Safety Tips , part II
  • Summer Safety Tips - 2007
  • Summertime Safety Tips
  • Sun Power, Sun Fun, Sun Know-How
  • Survey Says Parents, Kids Get Failing Grade in Child Helmet Use
  • Sweet Drinks Linked to Preschool Weight
  • Symptoms of Brain Injury
  • Tables of Normal Growth
  • Take a Break - 20 Ways to Recharge your Battery!
  • Take the Pressure Off Toilet Training
  • Taking Your Child's Temperature
  • Talk to Kids About Disturbing Events
  • Talk to your kids about the Swine Flu
  • Talking to Kids about Elian Gonzalez
  • Talking to Kids about Strangers
  • Talking to Kids about War and Terrorism
  • Talking to Young Children When They Misbehave
  • Talking to your Children About Strangers
  • Talking to Your Kids About HIV/AIDS
  • Talking With Children About Iraq
  • Talking with Children about Today's Tragic Events
  • Talking with kids
  • Talking with kids about disasters
  • Talking with Kids About War
  • Teacher Tips for the Child Who Stutters
  • Teaching Children to Bounce Back
    Ways to Raise Resilient Kids
  • Teaching Good Manners
  • Teasing - Does it Hurt?
  • Television and the Family
  • Temper Tantrums getting the better of you?
  • Temper Tantrums: Who, What, Where and Why
  • Ten Father Facts
  • Ten Goals For Children At Age 5
  • Ten Steps for Step-Parents
  • Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
  • Ten Tips for a Healthy New Year
  • Ten Tips for Live-away Fathers
  • Ten Tips for Nurturing Your Child
  • Ten Tips for Shopping with Children
  • Ten Tips to Prevent Child Abduction and Molestation
  • Ten Ways to Strengthen Father's Connections with their Children
  • The 10 Most Important Things Parents Can Give Their Kids
  • The 25 Unwanted Things Parents do to their Kids
  • The Angry Child
  • The Child who Interrupts
  • The Cost of raising a Child
  • The Effective Use of Time Out
  • The Emotional Ties Between Parents and Children
  • The Enforcer Strikes Out
  • The Family Chip/Reward System
  • The Fine Art of the Tantrum
  • The Five Stages of Grief
  • The Future Cost of Education
  • The hospitalized child - how to communicate with your doctor and the hospital staff
  • The Importance of Calcium
  • The Importance of Play
  • The Joys of Motherhood
  • The Myths about Mothers-at-Home
  • The New McCarthyism: Vaccines & Autism
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Using Time Out
  • The Paradox of our Time
  • The Perfect Child Syndrome
  • The Power of Choice
  • The Privilege of Parenting
  • The Pro's and Con's of Cows Milk
  • The Real Facts about your Child's IQ
  • The Respectful Child
  • The Risks of Tobacco Use: A Message to Parents and Teens
  • The Seven Biggest Discipline Mistakes
  • The Shy Child
  • The Three F's of Discipline
  • The Top Ten Surprises of Fatherhood
  • The Tragedy at Fort Hood: Helping Your Children Cope
  • The Ultimate Quiz for Parents
  • The Value of Time
  • Thirteen Ways to Raise a Nonreader
  • Three Mistakes Parents of Overweight Kids Make
  • Three R's Of Medicine Cabinet Safety
  • Time Out for Aggressive Toddlers
  • Time-Out: When It Doesn't Seem to Be Working
  • Tips for a Safer Turkey
  • Tips for Changing from Working Man to Daddy
  • Tips for Finding Missing Immunization Records
  • Tips for Gaining Cooperation with Young Children
  • Tips for Protecting Your Child from Dog Bites
  • Tips for the Tongue-Tied Parent
  • Tips for Working Parents
  • Tips to Help Parents Cope with the Effects of Terrorism
  • Tips to Make Your Family Stronger
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  • What should I do about my daughter who refuses all dairy products. I am worried she is not getting enough calcium....
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  • My grandchildren age two and six are allowed to get up and down from the dinner table. It drives me and my husband crazy. I think they should sit with the family until we are all done. Do you agree?...
  • Should I give my child an allowance, and if so, how much and how old should they be when you start?...
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  • I would like to know how to respond to my 7 year old when he tells me that another child have made fun of him. i.e. "you still have your baby teeth so you must still be a baby." He has been teased about other things on a number of occasions. When I was ...
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  • Help! My 2-year-old daughter is a light sleeper and gets up in the middle of the night, every night, to come to bed with us; she won't go back to sleep until she's either in our bed or one of us sleeps with her in her bed. What can we do to discourage this...
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  • My little one loves his security blanket but my mother thinks that at four he is too old to have one. What do you think?...
  • My nine-year-old grandson’s dog is going to have to be put to sleep soon. How can I prepare my grandson to deal with the loss of his beloved pet? ...
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  • Is the treatment for a trained night crier the same as the child grows? We have a 21 month old daughter who has recently put up such a fuss at night, and is waking up and refusing to lie down again during the night. in our exasperation and due to othe...
  • My son is 3 in is still very "clingy" to MOM and only wants dad for playtime. He attends a daycare full time and is having a hard time with biting & pushing other children and sometimes the teacher. He has been given a weeks "vacation" to help eliminate...
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  • My son is 14 months old, the only "word" he says is "Mamamamama" and not specific for me. He just started making "conversation" with people. I believe he understands us when we tell him things like, "Take that to Daddy." or "Where is brother?" without ha...
  • My daughter just turned 3. I adopted her from China when she was 18 months old. During her 18 months in the Chinese orphanage, she basically was confined to a crib with only a bottle for nourishment, receiving little encouragement or stimulation. In the ...
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  • My son is 3 years old and weighs 30 lbs. He has a very poor appetite and I worry about his size. Is he normal?...
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  • We have friends who sit down and discuss everything in detail when they discipline their five year old child. I do not do this with my child who is the same age. For example, the other day they were over at our house and her youngster spilled his milk. S...
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  • My 16 month old son will not fall asleep on his own. At 13 months we had to put him into a toddler bed and we still have to lay with him until he is dead asleep.Should we just leave him in his room and let him cry?...
  • I have a 7 year old who enjoys playing with a 5 year old on the block, since they are the only two girls. The problem is that the parents of the other child often criticize the behavior of my child. Not that I see my daughter as perfect by any means, bu...
  • My 39 month old son is still difficult to understand, although he uses full sentences of up to 10 words or more, and obviously understands everything. Many things are very clear (to us, at least), but sometimes he'll blurt out a phrase that no one in the...
  • My son is just two year old. But he is not talking. He only speaks 6-7 words. But he can explain everything with gestures. We have come here from India, so he does not have an opportunity to play with other children. I think he has no problem with hearin...
  • My 2.5-yr-old will only go to sleep if he drinks a milk bottle or two first, and if he is sleeping in our bed. We have tried everything to remedy this, to get him to sleep in his own bed without the bottle, with no success. Please tell us several things ...
  • I have a 6yr old granddaughter that just started 1st grade and refuses to eat lunch at school. That her mother packs for her. What can be done? ...
  • I have a 4 yr. old who refuses to make a bowel movement on the toilet or the potty chair. I have tried everything and nothing works. All he wants is a diaper on. What should I do?? Whenever we hear a parent say that they've "tried everything," ore know h...
  • Our five-year-old son just LOVES his “blankey.” He was never cared for a pacifier and not attached to any stuffed animals per say. I don't want to take away the feeling of security that the blanket gives him, but would like to know subtle ways to encou...
  • My son is going to be 3yrs old in 2 months and doesn't show any interest in potty training. at all. When we try to get him involved with wearing Pull-ups, sitting on the potty, etc. his response is usually "I can't". . With his third birthday approachin...
  • Should I be concerned about my son's weight. He is 9 years old, 53 in. tall and weighs about 82 lbs. He's also perceptibly somewhat chunky, even overweight I would say.My preference would be to do nothing, but do worry that maybe I should try to chang...
  • My son is going to be 3yrs old in two months and doesn't show any interest in potty training at all. When we try to get him involved with wearing Pull-ups, sitting on the potty, etc. his response is usually "I can't". . With his third birthday approachin...
  • We're planning a three-week tour of Europe with our two children. Someone recently told us that melatonin may prevent and reduce jet lag. Does this work and is it safe to use in children? Jet lag usually occurs when traveling across time zones, and is espe...
  • Have you ever heard of a child with "button" (as in the type that come on clothing) phobia? This started with my son before his second birthday. I thought he would grow out of it. He is now approaching his fifth birthday and still cannot wear anything with...
  • My daughter, who recently divorced her husband, has two beautiful daughters aged seven and five. They are totally unruly and ignore everything she tells them to do. She has tried her best to be a good mother, but she is finding it more and more difficult...
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  • My 33-month-old son will hit me or grab my neck and squeeze it when he gets angry at me for telling him "no" or taking him to a timeout. I don't understand this since I don't believe in spanking. I tell him "we don't do this" and "that's not nice" and on...
  • My 4-year-old son has been banging his head at night since he was 6-months old. Can anyone help me understand why he does this? He usually does it just before he wakes up. ...
  • We have recently moved closer to my in-laws and my mother in-law is now taking care of my 19-month-old son while I am at work. She has repeatedly been giving him junk food (i.e., french fries, chicken mc nuggets, gummy bears, chocolate chip cookies, pork...
  • My three ½ year-old daughter goes to day care. Her caretaker has done some of the things in previous articles that aren't supposed to be done in potty training, such as leaving her sit on the potty too long, time outs for accidents, etc. I have discusse...
  • My daughter will be three years old and is still strongly attached to her pacifier. She seems more attached each day, using it for comfort and to fall asleep. I have tried to keep it from her but she cries and begs until she gets it. What can I do to bre...
  • I have a question regarding my 20 month old son. Ever since he was 10 months old, he has refused to eat anything new. He looks at the food and turns his head and won't even try it. If we do manage to get it in his mouth he spits it right out. have never...
  • I often work at the computer and my 8-month old daughter loves to be in my lap breast feeding, playing or just watching the images on the screen. I heard that there is a real danger in sitting for hours in front of a computer caused by magnetic fields. C...
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  • My 4-year-old daughter occasionally fondles herself at bedtime and nap time.at daycare she pulls her pants down to her knees and touches herself. What do I say to her about this type of behavior? She says no one touches her down there but she never says ...
  • My son is 3yrs. old. We enrolled in a tiny tot sports class and he won't interact with the other kids and the teachers. He wants to sit by my side on the bleachers or he wants me to stand right beside him. The other mothers stay during the class, I don't...
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  • My daughter is 5 years old and just stared kindergarden. Over the summer she started having panic attacks in public and at home. When she gets upset she will begin running around the room scared stiff and crying. Her whole body tenses up and it's very h...
  • My son will be three years old on November 6 this year. He just started pre-school in September and is hitting and pushing some of the girls, not the boys in the class. He is an only child. The teacher says that they try to re-direct him or separate him...
  • I spend more time with my son than my husband. Consequently, my son doesn't hesitate to argue or backtalk me, but he rarely does it to my husband. No matter how many I times I tell him not to talk to me like that, it continues. What can I do?...
  • My 23 month old daughter has recently started biting herself if she does not get her way. What do you suggest?? She is going to speech therapy twice a week because she hasn't really started saying much. They attribute it to alot of ear infections. Coul...
  • I am concerned because my seven year boy is only interested in "girl things" and has never played with any toys we associate with boys. Should I worry?...
  • My 5 yr old daughter, youngest of three girls, is a constant talker/singer. She hardly ever just sits still, in the car, at the dinner table or in her classroom. She is warned weekly by her Kindergarten teacher, not to talk during class, but to no avail. S...
  • My in-laws have been putting pressure on me to bring our 16 month old son to their house for long visits. I feel very unconfortable with this because I feel their home is not very safe for a young child. They live on a lake, have a pool and hot tub with...
  • My soon to be 5 year old son has started to hit other children in preschool when they anger him. Hitting is not something he has learned at home because we do not believe in spanking. Is this a normal phase for a child to grow through and if not what can i...
  • My 26 month old son has been sleeping in my bed for about four months now. He never slept through the night on a consistent basis in his own bed but he does in mine.The biggest problem I have with this sleeping arrangement is that my husband sleeps in the ...
  • My neighbor has a 2 1/2 year old son that will only take a nap if the mother drives him around in the car. Every day for the last two years the mother has driven the child around until he falls asleep, then pulls back into her driveway,leaves the car runn...
  • We have a 8 person Hot Tub in room off of our bedroom. We keep the temp in the low 90's because my husband and I like to sit in the tub for long periods of time. The question I have is if we are in the Hot Tub with our children and the temp. is in the low...
  • My 6-year-old, kindergarten daughter has been having a problem with daytime wetting. Infection and diabetes have been ruled out. She does very well staying dry at night time. Having daily wet pants was very traumatic for her since starting school. I am...
  • My name is Paul and I am writing you this e-mail from Brussels in Belgium. I have 16 months old girl, who will, when crying hard, after she has fallen or has to do something she doesn't like, will stop breathing. The condition can last for what seems an ...
  • My wife and I are at our wits end. Our three and a half year old mis-behaves terribly. His most annoying habit is to completely ignore us and do his own thing. He will run off on his own and keep on running to where he wants to go despite the consequences....
  • My 3-1/2 year old son just had his Tonsils and Adenoids removed. Now he has started to have Night Terrors like clock work 1 hour after he goes to bed, Then he will wake up crying about every 1-1/2 for the rest of the night. Is this night terors all night l...
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  • My father-in-law is very critical about the way I raise my according to him spoilt 5 year old son. I know my son is spoilt and hard to handle and very active, but I'm doing the best I can. He always praises his other grand-daughters, who is much older th...
  • My children (ages 4, 7 & 2) eat oatmeal, peanut butter & jelly, grilled cheese and pasta (no sauce). My wife and I disagree about how to get them to eat other foods. I like the approach of put the food in front of them and if they don’t eat it, then they m...
  • My 4 yr. old is very difficult to feed. There are very few things that I know he will eat and he refuses to try anything new.Are there any things taht I could be feeding him or giving him to drink that may cause his appetite to be suppressed? Like apple ju...
  • Our neighbor's son is the same age as many of the other kids in the neighborhood. He is 8, but quite a bit larger than the other children. Almost every child in the neighborhood has stopped playing with him, because someone always seems to get hurt. I ha...
  • Ok, call me an overly concerned mother but these are my two questions. My son is all but 6mnths. He's been holding his head up since (literally) the week we brought him home. He wears 12 months clothes and is very active. However he still cant sit up o...
  • My 18 month old daughter will eat an entire meal sitting in a high chair at daycare, but not at home. I give her nutrional snacks in a bowl which she will eat while playing, like fruit, bread, yogurt, cheese, etc. Usually when we have supper I put her in...
  • My 17 month old child is a very picky eater. Should I give her a childrens' vitamin every day? ...
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  • My 15-month old son has begun to throw food off of his tray at meal or snack time. He will eat a few bites then begin throwing. If I feed him with a spoon or my fingers, he will eat. He has been eating finger foods himself for the past 5-6 months without a...
  • My daughter is 2 1/2 yrs old. She refuses to brush her teeth at night. Nothing i do can change her mind. I don't want to force her,she may hate the event even more,but she needs to brush her teeth. I've tried games,her brushing mine,and fruit flavored toot...
  • My 4 year-old son's K-4 teacher recently informed that she was unsure whether she would recommend that he be placed in kindergarten next year. She believes that he is not mature enough for kindergarten, plus she believes he has some speech problems becaus...
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  • My 20 month old boy will not take 2 naps a day. Is it time that he should be weaned to 1 nap a day?...
  • My son just turned 3. He goes to preschool 2 days a week. At school, he is interested in all the activities, but cannot sit still. He has "ants in his pants". During story time and rest time, he will be bouncing off the wall. It is starting to be a pr...
  • The behaviour of my 5 year old nephew is becoming quite worrying in both his actions and the danger he is becoming to younger girls that we know. He has just recently started school and my worry is that he will try the same things at school. Some of his ou...
  • I am a mother of a 30 month old boy and 12 month old girl. I am beginning to pull my hair out when it comes to disciplining my son. It began with him testing us, now I feel it's turned into something beyond our control. He doesn't listen to anything we ...
  • What's the best way to take a one-year old's temperature? My girlfriend insists the only way to get an "acurate" reading is to do it rectally. I told her this is causing her daughter unecessary discomfort, especially when her daughter isn't feeling well. F...
  • I have a four year old daughter who likes to rub her genital area on the floor. She's been doing this since she was3 and I had hoped it would get better once she was potty trained but instead it got worse. At times her vagina is rubbed raw and I'd like to ...
  • I have a 3 1/2 year old son who started a preschool 2 days a week for 2 hours each day. He did very well the first class, the 2nd class he was weepey, by the third class he cried so hard, I stayed for a while in the class and then left the class, the teach...
  • I have been in the process of potty traing my 2 1/2 year old son. He knows when he needs to go because if I leave him naked ( in the house) he never has an accident and immediately runs into the bathroom on his own. If he is wearing anything at all, even...
  • When a neighbour showed up at our front door cradling one of our cats which had been hit and killed by a car, my 7 year old daughter's response was to laugh and say "That's the second one of Greg's (her brother's) cats to be killed." No sadness, no tears, ...
  • My two year old has developed really dark circles under his eyes recently. My mother suggested that maybe he's not getting enough sleep, and he is a poor sleeper, but no matter what I do he won't sleep more. I've also heard that they could be caused by all...
  • How do you get a 5 year old to have better eating habits? She resists trying any type of vegetable or red meat. Any way to entice her to eat veggies. ...
  • My son is 26 months old and weighs about 35 lbs.. I wouldn't be concerned but his appetite tends to lean toward chocolate and sweets. He eats a nutricious meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner but always ask for junk food several times a day. Often I tr...
  • I have recently taken over "custody" of my 5 1/2 year old grandson at the request of my daughter. This is not legal guardianship in the sense of having gone through the courts but rather an agreement between my daughter and myself (she said she could no l...
  • At what age should my husband and I stop undressing in front of our son or taking showers with him? He is 2 years old and some of our friends feel that at this age we should be more discreet, especially me, since he's a boy. We are both very comfortable wi...
  • My 5.5 yr old son was recently tested w/the Wechsler Test for a K-admission exam. He scored an overall rating of 130 (verbal @ 118; performance @133). How accurate is IQ test at this age? He seems to be a happy, "Normal" child to us w/a keen inte...
  • I have a 2 year old girl and a 4 year old boy. At what point should I stop bathing them together?...
  • My daughter is 2 1/2 years old and she goes to the potty when she feels like it. We just moved to a new house and it seems like she just went backwards. Before we moved she went all the time on her own and now she only goes sometimes and when I ask her why...
  • My nephew will be turning 4 in May. Over the past 1-2 years my nephew's mother has been telling us that he is ADHD and was on various medications. She is now telling us that they think he is bi-polar (or mainc depressive. His mother has admitted that sh...
  • Do the fruit snacks that come in different shapes and strips count toward the recommended number of fruit servings for children? ...
  • My family will be driving from Florida to NY this summer with a four year old and an 11 month old. Any tips for making this long trip enjoyable for everyone?...
  • Hello. I have a typcial 3 1/2 year old daughter. She is happy, energetic, and inquisitive. However, she has a social problem. Within the past several months, she does not talk to others, especially around other children at play or at school. She loves to b...
  • My daughter is 2 and still hooked on the pacifier. I know I should take the pacifier away, but what is the reason why? ...
  • My 15 month old son has weighed 22 pounds for the last 5 months. He has had a steady incline with height and head circumference in the 50th percentile. He is a very active toddler who prefers to run rather than walk. My GP says there is no reason for conce...
  • My husband and I have two daughters, ages 4 and 1. We both bork and have a terrible time with our 4 year old leaving her at our church playschool. She becomes hysterical. This has been going on for about a month. We have tried everything Is this just a pha...
  • My twin boys are 4 1/2 years old and are very curious about their bodies. At what age should I discourage bathing together?...
  • My two and 1/2 year old has gained about 8-10 pounds in 8 months. He is getting very chubby. Should I be concerned? ...
  • My 13 month old son will only eat pureed foods. He can eat noodles and other soft foods, but if I try to give him even one rice krispie or a tiny piece of a cracker, he gags so much he ends up throwing up. (He has eight teeth and I'd like him to learn how ...
  • My husband and I are thinking about putting our 3 year old son into karate lessons thinking this might help control his temper tantrums which there are many of. Is this too early of an age to do this? Also, he is in daycare and does things there (i.e. goes...
  • I have a 5 year old daughter and a 3 year old son My daughter has been asking questions about where babies come from and differences between boys and girls. Is there and literature or books that I could use to help teach my childern? ...
  • It just recently came to my attention that my 3 year old daughter does nothing to defend herself at day care. I went to pick her up and one of the younger kids was poking at her jacket. I was then informed she will stand there and cry silently. I know she ...
  • I have a 2 month old baby. My 41/2 year old older son sometimes gets so excited seeing his baby brother that he presses his hands on the baby's head with great force and shakes him. Will this cause any damage to the baby's brain. We have told my older son ...
  • What is the best way to handle a 2 year old who constantly screams whenever she does not get what she wants? ...
  • My 2 1/2 year old son was recently kicked out of a daycare center for to much aggressive behavior such as pushing and biting. He never bites his older sibling. This would only happen at free time or in a group of over 10+ kids. Do you have any suggestions ...
  • have a 4 yr. old who refuses to make a bowel movement on the toilet or the potty chair. I have tried everything and nothing works. All he wants is a diaper on. What should I do?? ...
  • I have a 12-month-old son (he has an older sister who is almost 4) who wants to bite down on my shoulder or other body parts (face, arm). He has been doing this the past few months. We thought it was due to teething, but lately he has done this when he is ...
  • My daughter is 7 years old and very shy. I currently reading the book "A SHY CHILD". I was wondering how would I know if and when my daughter needs professional help. ...
  • Our 20-month old daughter developed a viral infection that required a visit to the hospital. It was a tramatic experience for all of us (she had blood work done and screamed and cried the entire time). They diagnosied an ear infection and she is on antibio...
  • How do I know when my child is ready to be toilet trained?...
  • My 17 month old daughter is not saying many words yet. She is bright, sings, babbles, can follow directions, and makes animal sounds. All she says is "ma" and "da". Should I be concerned? ...
  • I have a 21-month-old son and another baby due in September. I would like to move my son into a "big boy bed" sometime before the baby is born. He does a wonderful job of going to sleep by himself every night in his crib and I felt he was ready to make the...
  • Our 6 year old daughter weighs only 42 pounds. She is 46 inches tall. Sometimes she will go 3 or 4 days without eating a thing and we have also caught her throwing her food out when we are not looking. It has gotten to the point that we sometimes have to...
  • I have a son who recently turned 3. He often throws temper tantrums (kicking and screaming) to get his way. For example if he does not want to get his hair cut or go to the nursery at the gym or leave a fun place, I don't know what else to do except not ge...
  • My son (an only child) who will be 6 in August, and is just finishing up his second year of preschool, (he did not make the age/date cutoff to attend kindergarten last year, he'll attend this fall) is all of a sudden going through some emotional changes. H...
  • My daughter will be six years old in july and she is scared of everything. She is especially afraid of dogs and other animals, however, we go through phases where the "object" of her fear is something completely different. Recently, she had a virus and had...
  • My daughter will be 6 in September. She is terrified to sleep by herself, she says there are monstere in her room. I have tried letting her cry her self to sleep, but that doesn't seem to work, she will sit in there for hours crying and yelling like someon...
  • I have a 21 month old female who was potty trained for approximately three weeks. She made the transition beautifully and was using the adult toilet with modifications for all eliminations. Yesterday, she began to pee her pants and defacate on the floor. S...
  • How many hours sleep should a 6-7 year old be getting a night? Our daughter goes to bed at 8:00 and is asleep by 8:15 however, she wakes up between 5:30 and 6:00 AM. Does she only require 10 hours of sleep a night and should we move her bed time back until...
  • My 2 1/2 year old son has been biting off his fingernails and eating them for the last three months. I have not had to cut them at all!! I do not know why he started and neither I or my husband bite our nails. Does this pose any medical problems? Should I ...
  • My nearly five year old son is terrified of clowns. He has been afraid of clowns since before he was two and the fear seems to be growing rather than abating. We have explained to him that clowns are people wearing funny makeup. He says he understands b...
  • At what age should I transfer my child from a crib to a bed and when is it safe to use pillow? ...
  • If a child has slept with an adult since infancy, at which age should they begin sleeping alone? Could emotional or developmental problems arise if a child continues to sleep with an adult regularly after the age of five? ...
  • At what age(s) is it no longer appropriate for a brother & sister to take a bath together. My son & daughter always ask to take a bath together & enjoy playing together in the tub. ...
  • My three year old is restless and very active. Whenever we go any place he touches everything in sight and will not sit in one spot. A friend of mine, who is a neurologist, thinks he is hyperkinetic. I would like to know more about it....
  • My daughter is almost two years old. Both my husband and I enjoy showering with her. When should we stop doing so? She has touched my husband several times, in an inquisitive way, and we are not sure how to react? We certainly don't want to do anything tha...
  • My 4 yr old daughter doesn't know her alphabet yet. Shouldn't a 4 year old have letter recognition by this age? ...
  • I have a 4-yr old son. He'll be 5 in December. He is constantly picking his nose - in public, at the dinner table, etc. - his finger is always in his nose. We've explained to him how unclean it is and that he should clean his nose in private (like in the b...
  • My son is 26 months old and has a frontal lisp. He also has a great deal of difficulty talking so that he is understood, especially if he is stringing several words together. How old should he be before I become concerned or have him evaluated by a speech ...
  • What is the recommended minimum age for a child to begin sleeping and accessing a top bunk on a bunk bed? I am concerned about the safety of using the top bunk for my child. Thank you ...
  • Our 5-year-old son has an eye infection in both eyes that requires antibiotic eye drops. It is a huge if not impossible battle to give him the drops. He hates anything being put in his eye. Now, the infection still has not cleared and the doctor has presc...
  • My grandson is 4 years old and still sleeps in a crib. Is that too old to be sleeping in a crib? ...
  • My daughter is 32 months old. She has been out of diapers for about a month now, but in the past week she has been having a lot of accidents. She doesnt even try sometimes. What is the best way to handle this? Could putting her in a pull up at night be enc...
  • My two and a half year old daughter never listens to me when I ask her to do something. I usually count to three but Im tired of doing that. I feel like Im threatening some kind of punishment all the time. What is the best way to hadle this problem? ...
  • My son is 3.5yrs old and is 6-12 months behind in most areas of development (gross motor, speech, memory, self-help) For a younger child he would seem normal/healthy but he is not younger. It seems that the gap is widening although he continues to progr...
  • I have a 12-month-old son (he has an older sister who is almost 4) who wants to bite down on my shoulder or other body parts (face, arm, . . . ). He has been doing this the past few months. We thought it was due to teething, but lately he has done this whe...
  • Could an 11 year old girl be anorexic at such a young age? What behaviors would be a red-flag? If she says she's not hungry in the morning and doesn't want to have breakfast would you let her go to school without eating anything? She talks about being f...
  • My 13 month old daughter has recently started smacking herself in the head. She also hits her head against the wall. I do not think she is hurting herself, but yet I am concerned. Developmentally she is ahead of schedule and has had no health problems. She...
  • My son is 6 and has trouble going to sleep. We have a regular routine that gets him in bed by 8:30, but it usually after 10:30 before he falls asleep. This has been going on for about a year and does not seem to be affected by how much activity he had duri...
  • I have a child that is 4 years old and very hyper. We have tried different things in the past and have seen our regular peditrician about this problem. His doctor says that he will out grow this problem and if by the time he starts school there is still a ...
  • Because of a new job I've accepted recently, I will have to leave my 2 year old daughter for 3 weeks for training. She will be with my husband, but my fear is that this will affect her psychologically. I don't want her to feel that I've abandoned her. What...
  • Our healthy 28-month old son screams the whole time every time we give him a bath. We put toys in the water, keep soap out of his eyes, and make sure it is not too hot or too cold. He likes water fountains and swimming pools. He has never had a fall in the...
  • My 20 month old grandaughter is the grand champion of temper tantrums. Whenever she doesn't get what she wants, she screams at the top of her lungs for several minutes. We have tried all the "tricks" we know: time-outs, ignoring the behavior, removing her ...
  • My son will be starting kindergarten in September but will not be five until October. What should I be looking for to know that he is ready? What can I expect him to be able to do?...
  • My daughter is turning 3 this week. She has very limited interest in the potty except when her friends are around who do use the potty. When she does try to go on the potty she can't seem to control her muscles enough for anything to happen . She has only ...
  • I am a single father, recently divorced and raising two kids on my own. Their mother sees them infrequently and only for short periods of time. What can I do to ease this rough transition for my kids? Sometimes my son will act out, and he seems to go throu...
  • My son (28 mos old) has been having nightmares for four months. The first one started the same night he had a low grade fever. He gets up 3 - 4 times a night screaming. Once we go in his room and he sees us, he goes right back to sleep. My husband is no...
  • Our son is 6. He is 47" tall and weighs 65 pounds. Our concern is to get some of his weight off without actually putting him on a "diet". 3 months ago he weighed 57 pounds, so we think he has put on too much weight in a short amount of time. We would like ...
  • My granddaughter is age two. She is still being fed infant food because her parents say she throws up on real food. They are still giving her infant vitamins and several bottles of milk a day. Is this diet adequate for her growth? ...
  • I am desperatly searching for information on seperation anxiety. My 5 year old continues to struggle when I drop him off at Kindergarten, however once I am out of sight he has a great day! What else can I do to encourage him to not hang all over me each mo...
  • What should you do if your 4-year-old already exceeds the "minimum expectations" for kindergarten? How can I help him continue to grow this year while he waits to start school, and then once he's in school, how can I help keep him from becoming bored?...
  • My 2 1/2 year old daughter is an only child and I can not keep her busy enough at home. She loces to be around other kids so I have decided to enroll her in a preschool program 3 days per week, 3 hours each day. Do you think this is a good idea?...
  • My son is scheduled to receive 3 shots at his 5-yr. old checkup next week. How do I best prepare him for this without unduly upsetting him? (He has already heard about the painful shots from his classmates who have already had their 5-yr checkup.) Do I jus...
  • My child has the hardest time at nap time and at bedtime. He is 2 yrs old and I have been trying different methods for these past 2 years. I have exhausted different methods. Nothing seems to work. Is there a magic method that I can use. He wakes up at 7:3...
  • I have a 2 year old and a 3 month old. I live in a small country town and have tried there pediatricians. I'm not real pleased with them. I had an excellent pediatrician about 80 miles from where I live,but when the children get sick, you usually have to g...
  • My daughter is two and a half - she was born at 34 weeks weighing 900 grams with severe IUGR. Her development is normal. The only problem is that in preschool she does not still even for a minute. She refuses to stay inside the classroom and cries if is fo...
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  • My 14 year old daughter suddenly started to bite at day care and has become clingy to her blanket and doll (something she has never done). She even found an old paicifer and has not let it out of her mouth in three days. Is she overly stressed?...
  • My son just turned 6 years old. He weighs 69 pounds and is 4 ft tall. My husbands family, (Mom, Dad, Brother and sister) are all extremely over weight. My husband is a big man but not overly fat like the rest of his family. Do you think my son is on the ro...
  • I found your premature boys growth weight charts I have a son born 4 weeks early at 5lb and 9 oz now ag 4 years of age only weighs 27 1/2 pounds. Is there a chart that goes to 4 years? If I look at the premature chart he doesn't look so bad but still I wou...
  • My son is 3 years 7 months and does not speak yet (only a few words). He likes musis so I am sure he hears well. At 1 year od age he bagn to talk byt then forgot thosde words. The doctors in my country say that because he understands everything I say that ...
  • BITING AT DAY CARE My 20-month old son has been biting children in his school two or three times a week. I have been working with the daycare to stop this behavior. He does not bite at home so it is hard to discipline him. The daycare has issued a new Repe...
  • TODDLER WAKING UP AT NIGHT My 15-month old son has recently started waking up at midnight crying. We let him cry for a couple minutes but it distinctly sounds "scared" and when I go to him he clings to me. I can calm down his sobbing pretty easily but then...
  • 11-MONTH OLD HITS HIMSELF We have an eleven month old son, who will either hit himself on the head with his hand or will bang his head on the floor or what ever is closest. It started a couple months ago usually when he was very tired. It seems that lately...
  • We use the time out method of discipline with our three year old daughter. She often will urinate on the floor when placed in time out. We have taken away toys and television privileges, which worked for awhile. We have also made her help clean up the mess...
  • Our child is almost 4years old. He wakes every night after midnight. When he first wakens he will softly cry. Then more loudly cry for mommy or daddy. Then start saying, "I'm scared." Finally he may or may not come to our bed, climb in and immediately f...
  • STARTED USING PACIFIER AT 14 MONTHS. At 14-months my daughter suddenly started using a pacifier -- all the time! I've heard this is bad for the teeth, verbal development, etc. She has almost a full set of teeth and was very verbal before the pacifier. She ...
  • FREQUENT INFECTIONS. About one week ago my 2-year old son's throat infection healed. Almost immediately thereafter, he contracted a stomach virus. A few days after his stomach virus cleared, he developed yellow mucus in his left eye. Could this be from his...
  • I have a 6 year old son who is worrying hiself sick about death. There has not been any deaths in the family so I dont understand where this is coming from. When I try to explain some things to him he just seems to get more upset about it. Is there any boo...
  • TODDLER CAR SEAT BEHAVIOR I seem to be having an on going behavior problem with my 2 1/2 yr old boy. Every time I have to put him in his car seat, he pinches and bites. I am just about at my wits end with this never changing behavior. Please help with some...
  • My husband, 21 month old daughter, and a newborn who is due in three weeks, and myself will be temporarily moving in with my parents. My question has to do with second hand smoke, they do not smoke in our presence, but smoke in their bedroom, an...
  • POTTY TRAINING REGRESSION My 30-month old daughter has been potty trained for about 5 months, but now is having one accident after the other. I took her to the doctor thinking she might have a bladder infection but everything checked out okay. She refuses ...
  • I am a school nurse and have a kindergarden child who is masturbating in class. She does this over her clothes. She does it anytime- middle of class or naptime or anytime. Mom was aware of her doing this and the school has asked her to stop. We want mom to...
  • My three years old daughter has just started to attend nursery class; I have two questions: She has little or no appetite. Is there anything I can suggest to the nursery school to improve her appetite? My second question is that, whenever she go...
  • My 20 month old daughter has always been a great sleeper. Over the past month or so, however, she has been waking during the night and screaming uncontrollably. As soon as we go to her and pick her up, she is fine. When we try to put her back in her crib, ...
  • My son is 17 mo. old and for the first time has begun to bite. He seems to bite when we are giving hugs. I know he doesn't know it is hurting and I'm not sure exactly how to respond. What kind of response should we give or should we ignore and hope he will...
  • My 2 1/2 year old son is extremely sensitive. He is very shy and sometimes will not even speak to my husband when he first sees him. Sometimes he cries whenever someone touches him, even a baby, and it is obvious that he isn't hurt. What can I do to help h...
  • My grandson is 28months old and his father is only in his life about 2 times a year by his own choice. Mr grandson does know who his father is whenever he sees him. My grandson does have other male figures in his life and a strong family influence. I just ...
  • I have a two year old child and we are giving her homeopathic medicine, Is homeopathic medicine harmful for children this young? ...
  • We recently adopted a newborn from a Guatemalan woman and then, a few months later, my husband left me. I have two questions: (1) What resources can I find for telling my daughter about her birth circumstances (her mother was involved in an extra-marital a...
  • My son is 4 ½ years old and he has been attending day-care for one year. His only medical problem has been ear infections for which he had an adenoectomy and ventilating tubes inserted last summer. He has a lack of appetite and does not even dri...
  • I have a 4 1/2 year old boy and he fights at school and is rough with the other kids he plays with. He also has a yearning to play with guns and swords and plays so rough it scares me. Otherwise he is a nice kid. ...
  • My 18 month old son is still on Similac 2 formula. I would like to know how and when it would be best to wean him to regular milk. Should he then be given vitamin supplements? Any response would be helpful. ...
  • Can a child that tends to throw fits by head banging into walls floors doors or anything else close by cause himself a speech or hearing impairment?...
  • My best friend and husband have different punishment styles with their18 month old. He spanks the child when she touches something she is not suppose to. The mom removes the object and diverts her daughter's attention to something else. How can they dea...
  • What do you think is the benefit or problems of 20 years difference in a marriage. The husband is 49 and the woman is 25? What problems in parenting do you think will occur and benefit from the age difference? Do you think that there is a big different whe...
  • My friends were out to dinner with their 18 month old daughter. The daughter was waving to everyone and when a lady approached her, their daughter slapped the lady in the face. My friends did not know what to do. They didn't know if they should say sorry t...
  • My 11 month old son has only slept through the night 3 nights since he was born. Recently, he began going to sleep great around 8 or 9, but then wakes up at 2 or 3 and cries until we go to him. We have tried letting him cry it out - even up to 2 hours! He'...
  • My son, who will be turning four in February has trouble with bedweting. He was potty trained before he was two and loves to use the potty. Wearing boxer shorts and cartoon underwear made it very easy to train him. However, sometimes when he takes naps at ...
  • Our 4 year old daughter has gone from sleeping in her own bed, to coming to our room @ 4:00 am and getting into our bed to continue sleeping. She isn't crying and doesn't appear as if she had a nightmare. After she falls back asleep, we put her back in her...
  • My daughter is 40 months and has a speech problem at preschool. She doesn't talk to anybody at preschool, only using her head to express yes/no (I.E. nod means 'yes'), but she talks a lot at home and also many complicated sentences. What can I do to her to...
  • My six-year-old is stealing from his first-grade teacher. This behavior just developed. Prior to this, he was in a top-notch pre-school and never stole anything. However, he has always been a hoarder. He has loved bags and purses since he was a toddler and...
  • My 4½ month-old son wakes up screaming every night between 2 and 5 times. If I give him his pacifier, he goes right back to sleep but if I let him cry, he wakes up completely and will cry hard for at least 30 minutes. He has been doing this for at least 4 ...
  • I realize that good nutrition is vital to a child growing to their full potential. My question is this ...Is it possible that milk does not agree with my five yr old? Whenever he has a lot of milk his stools are very loose. I rely on milk giving ...
  • I am having a hard time disciplining my son. He is three years old and I do not believe in scolding, so I have been taking toys away from him when he is bad and not giving him a treat after dinner. This worked for a while but now it is not working. He has ...
  •  Hi, maybe you can help me. My daughter is 4 yrs and 5mths old and weights 102lbs and is 3'8" tall. She is a very happy go lucky little girl and is also very loveable. We have been monitoring her weight since she was 6mths old, as she had a 10lb...
  • My three year old son complains a lot of leg pain in one leg. The pain is usually in the evening and he wakes up at night complaining of the pain. What can we do to help him?...
  • Can I have more information about the treatment of bedwetting?...
  • My son is 5. He has always been shy and introverted to the point of being negative and sometimes aggressive with other children, often alienating them. Now that he's in school, and old enough to participate in activities such as intramural sports, music le...
  • My daughter is 17 months old and just had a checkup. Her weight gain I was told is 21lbs.My concern is although she eats when she's hungry and I try to provide her with nutritous food why hasn't her weight increased any if at all?...
  • What is the best age for a child to start attending a playgroup and why? What are the benefits for the child when he attends one of these groups? What are the benefits for the parent when a child attends one of these groups?...
  • I have a 17-month old child who for the past month insists on being carried inseatd of walking beside me, Any suggestions?...
  • It may seem like a silly question, but at what age should a child start sleeping with a pillow?...
  • I have a five year old son, and about 3 months ago, I received a phone call from my cousin saying that my son inappropriately touched her 3 year old daughter. I spoke to my son about this, and we went over all the issues of inappropriate touching. I though...
  • My 4 year old daughter refuses to sleep in her bed. She only wants to sleep on the floor between her room and the hallway. I have tried everything to get her to sleep in her bed from getting ready for bed, to reading a story and then saying goodnight. Noth...
  • I have 21/2-year-old twins.10 wks premature but no residual health problems. They are delayed with speech development. One is very sensitive and inconsolable at times. Wants only his father to attend to his needs.he often wakes up from a sound sl...
  • My 22-month-old daughter was recently prescribed albuterol for a breathing problem. She absolutely refuses to take it. When we force it on her, she gags on it and spits it up. What are our options? We've tried mixing it with water and she seems t...
  • My 16-month old twin sons (born 8 weeks premature, but with no medical problems) object to table food. They prefer Gerber Stage 2 or 3 to any home cooked meals. Though they munch on solids such as Cheerios, cheese, crackers, and french fries, the...
  • Even though we live in Florida, there are some mornings that are very brisk. I have a two-year old that is enrolled in daycare. I am concerned about her playing outside during the winter. There are enough kids at the center passing colds back and forth. Ar...
  • Are children under the age of 5 years of age ever allergic to general aneasthesia? My daugter is going for a hernia operation in a couple of days time and my wife is worried about a reaction to the aneasthesia used?...
  • My daughter weighed 8lbs 2oz when she was born. She remained in the 75th percentile right up until her first birthday. At 15 months she weighed 24.2lbs, 18 months 24 lbs and now at 19 months she weighs 23.2lbs and she is 33 inches tall. She has n...
  • I have a three year old and a ten year old son. Recently, I caught the ten year old holding a pillow down over the baby's face. The baby was kicking and flailing with very muffled screaming. How worried should I be about this behavior? My husband thinks th...
  • My 3 1/2 year old daughter goes to daycare twice a week for a 3 hours. She just had an evaluation and they said her vocabulary and sentence structure were very good but I may want to have her speech checked as she still has problems with some sounds. She s...
  • I have a 13 month old son that I am trying to wean. He has not had any kind of formula, just breastmilk and water (he doesn't like juice). I tried whole milk and he was pretty fussy. In addition, his eczema flared up. I was told to put him on soy milk, but...
  • My 2 year old daughter has been pulling her hari since she was approximately 18 months. She has no empty patches, just very short stubbly hair. I've noticed she does it when she's bored, tired, and frustrated. However she also does it while in he...
  • I have reviewed your Q&A site about sleeping problems. I tried to use some of the suggestions on my 25mth old daughter to no avail. She still wakes up about every 3 hours all night. She only ask for milk when she awakes a 4 a.m. (sometimes a little ...
  • My son will be 3 in January. I am concerned about his weight gain. Right now, he weighs about 25 pounds and he seems small for his age compared to his older sister. Is this something I should be concerned about, or is there anything I can do to boost his w...
  • I would like to give some of my 2-1/2 year-old son's extra/outgrown toys to charity. He has far more than he needs, thanks to doting relatives who shower him with gifts. Unfortunately he is sharply observant and notices if I remove things from hi...
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