Power Struggles with a Toddler About Eating

My two-and-one-half year old holds his dinner in his cheeks for hours and refuses to swallow the food! DR. RUTHERFORD: I can see how this ...
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The Most Important Thing You Never Knew About Your Baby

When my son was fifteen months old, my husband and I were invited to my best friend’s wedding in Jamaica. It ...
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Is Being a “Disneyland Dad” Such A Terrible Thing?

I’m one of those “Disneyland Dads” who doesn’t get to see my kids very often. Why should I waste our precious time ...
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Helping A Toddler Sleep Through The Night

My 22-month old hasn’t slept through the night for a year. What should I do? DR. RUTHERFORD: There are a couple ...
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Fear of Spiders Is Keeping My Child Up At Night

My toddler is afraid to sleep alone in her bed after seeing a spider. DR. SUSAN RUTHERFORD: Let’s look at what’s going ...
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Why Is My Teen Jealous Of My New Baby?

I just had a baby and my 17-year old daughter is very jealous of the baby. What can I do? DR. ...
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When Baby Uses Breast As Pacifier

My 11-month old baby boy co-sleeps with us literately at my breast. I can’t move him out of my bed. DR. ...
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How Can I Help My Toddler Sleep In His Own Bed?

My son has always slept in his crib in his own room. About two months ago he refused to sleep in ...
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Wrap-Up : Toddler’s Separation Anxiety Can Make Preschool Challenging for Mom

The Wrap-Up is the place where we gather comments on Conversations With My Mother posts from different sources from all around ...
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Power Struggles During Potty Training

My two-and-a-half-year old won’t poop on the potty. It’s turning into a power struggle between us! Any suggestions? MOLLY: This came ...
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