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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Potty-Training the Child Who Won’t Poop on the Potty

My Child is trained for peeing but will only poop in the diaper (not on the potty)! Dr. Susan Rutherford (MOM): It’s not unusual ...
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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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Advice for Grandparents – How to Help!

When my parents come to visit, they don’t understand how hard it is. How can I get them to help more? Dr. Susan Rutherford ...
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My Child Doesn’t Seem to Have Empathy

How can I help my child to learn to care for others? MOLLY: This came from a reader based in Florida. Dr. Susan Rutherford (Molly’s ...
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Surviving the Terrible Twos

My 2-year old always says “No!” to whatever I suggest. And all of the tantrums! What’s the best approach to use? DR. RUTHERFORD: We’ve ...
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Parenting Like Your Parents?

Question: I had a lot of difficulties with my parents when I was growing up and never wanted to be that kind of parent. ...
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My Kid Is Cranky All The Time – Help!

My kid is cranky so much of the day and it’s really hard to live with – what should I do? MOM: You can ...
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My Child Is a Late Talker: Should I Worry?

I notice that my 2 1/2-year old child is very physically active but doesn’t have many words yet. Should I be worried? Dr. Susan ...
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