Understanding An Introverted Child

I have a 4-year old child who seems quite introverted. She’s having a really hard time on playdates. How can I help her? Dr. ...
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My Child Picks Up Other Kids and Makes Them Uncomfortable

My kindergarten-age daughter is larger for her age than other kids. She’s very physical with other kids and likes to pick them up a ...
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How Can Parents Instill Confidence in Young Girls?

I have three girls and I would love some advice on how to instill confidence in them at an early age. MOLLY: This question ...
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My Child Is Scared to Go to Sleep. How Can I Help?

My kid is 4 years old and keeps waking up scared that there are monsters under the bed. What can I do? MOM: Now ...
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How Do I Teach My Kids To Share With Each Other

My four year old is having difficulty sharing her toys with her younger sibling, and worse, she takes his toys from him. What can ...
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How Can I Help My Shy and Fearful Child Become More Confident?

Reader Question: I have the sweetest 4 year-old who is very good with people and quite intuitive and sensitive as well. The problem is ...
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6-year old Still Cries When Parents Leave

I run a day care and one of my clients wants me to watch her kids while they are out of town. Problem is ...
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Helping an Older Child Adjust to a New Baby

I’m having a baby; how can I help my older child adjust when the new baby comes? MOM: Well, you start very early, before ...
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Teaching a Young Child to Care About Others and Develop Empathy

I noticed that my 3 year-old child doesn’t seem very sympathetic when someone gets hurt. MOLLY: This came from a reader based in Chicago, ...
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Creating a Successful Sticker Chart to Reinforce Behavior in Children

How do you create a successful discipline program using positive reinforcement? Dr. Susan Rutherford (MOM): You’ll want to gear this to the age of ...
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