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 ...
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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 ...
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My Child is Being Bullied at School. What Can I Do?

My first grader is being bullied at school. How do I address this and with whom? MOLLY: The reader also asked ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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How to Encourage your Kid to Read

How can I inspire a love of reading in my second grader? Dr. Susan Rutherford (MOM): I think it’s helpful to ...
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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 ...
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How Do I Teach My Kid Social Skills?

I have a 6-year old who doesn’t want to be friendly to other kids. How can I help her? MOLLY: We ...
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Helping Twins Each Establish Their Own Identity

I have a pair of twins and am wondering how can I help them each have their own identity? MOLLY: We ...
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My Child Hates School – What Should I Do?

My kid was humiliated by a teacher when he was 6 and now he doesn’t enjoy school. What can I do ...
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