How to Help Stop Thumb Sucking

What can I do to encourage my child to stop sucking his thumb? MOLLY: The reader added that her son is 5-years old and ...
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Using Positive Incentives to Change Kids’ Behavior

I feel like I’m always saying “No,” and becoming such a nag. Aren’t there other ways of changing behavior? MOLLY: This came from a ...
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How Can I Help My Kid Feel Okay After a Hospital Visit?

My 5 year old had an accident and hurt her head. After coming home from the hospital, she refused to talk about what happened. ...
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How Should I Respond When My Kid Says “I Hate You”?

We are so excited to introduce our guest questioner Amber Dusick, writer and illustrator of the highly successful blog Parenting. Illustrated with Crappy Pictures. ...
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Preparing Your Toddler for a New Baby

How to best prepare a needy two year old for the arrival of a new baby? Dr. Susan Rutherford (MOM): No matter what you ...
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Afraid of the Dark and Clingy Behavior

My 6-year old has a new fear of the dark and wants me to lie in bed with her. How can I stop this ...
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Advice for Grandparents – How to Help!

When my parents come to visit, they don’t understand how hard it is. How can I get them to help more? Dr. Susan Rutherford ...
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When a Parent Needs a Time-Out

I’m alone with my kids a lot and find myself losing my temper over small stuff. What can I do? Dr. Susan Rutherford (MOM): ...
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My Child Doesn’t Seem to Have Empathy

How can I help my child to learn to care for others? MOLLY: This came from a reader based in Florida. Dr. Susan Rutherford (Molly’s ...
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What To Do When Others Push Religious Views On Your Kids

How can I explain religion to my 5 year-old son when his 8 year old cousin preaches it when she comes over to play? ...
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