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 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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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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School Anxiety: What to Do if Your Kid Doesn’t Want to Go

©iStockphoto.com/sergiyN My child is 10-years old and is refusing to go to school and complaining of physical aliments that have not been based in reality. ...
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How to Deal with Tantrums In Children

I have a verbal 4-year old who has begun throwing tantrums constantly. What should I do? Dr. Susan Rutherford (MOM): So I can assume ...
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Is it Okay to Leave My Baby for a Weekend?

My baby is 9 weeks old and I have a high-school reunion in another state. Can I leave the baby and for how long? ...
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