What To Do If Your Child Refuses To Go To School

My daughter is 9-years old and in the fourth grade, and she just doesnt want to go to school! MOLLY: The reader added that ...
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Mother’s Guilt: When Mom Works Full-Time

I’m so tired of people feeling sorry for me that I work full-time. How can I explain that it works for me? MOLLY: This came ...
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Is My Child Manipulating Me?

I feel like my child pushes the boundaries to get what he wants. Am I being manipulated? Dr. Susan Rutherford (MOM): That is an interesting ...
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Why You Should Raise an Independent Child

My Child is needy and doesn’t want to do anything for himself.  MOLLY: This came from a reader based in Wisconsin. Dr. Susan Rutherford ...
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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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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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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 if she should ...
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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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