Posted on 3/1/2022
Q: I’m concerned that my 3-year-old – she’s nearly 4 – daughter has some sort of language issue. For example, even though my brother’s family moved away nearly two years ago, whenever we drive by...
Posted on 6/23/2015
Living with Children
Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond
Q: My 24-month-old is constantly wanting to be in her newborn baby brother’s face, poking and touching him. How can...
Posted on 4/29/2014
Q: Our 4-year-old son (middle child with older and younger sisters) frequently uses "baby talk". It doesn't seem to be a way of seeking attention, because when we ask him to repeat in his "big...
Posted on 4/15/2014
Q: My 18 year old son and a slightly younger friend recently found some mice and decided to dispose of them. They drowned one and set the other one on fire. When I confronted my son for torturing...
Posted on 11/27/2007
Q. Our 21-month-old has started repeating a few words here and there. We are concerned that he uses Da-da and Ma-ma inappropriately. For instance, he will say "Da-da" and point to himself. We are...
Posted on 10/24/2006
TODDLER DOESN'T NEED THERAPY TO GET OVER HIS 'OBSESSIONS'
Q: My 2 1/2-year-old sometimes becomes obsessed with certain objects or activities. When this happens, it's impossible to distract him...
Posted on 9/3/2002
LAY DOWN THE LAW ABOUT 6-YEAR-OLD'S LACK OF EYE CONTACT
Q: My daughter is 6, and I am concerned because she rarely makes eye contact when speaking to anyone. Stacy is very bright, listens well,...
Posted on 10/2/2001
FUDD TALK IS OK FOR 21-MONTH-OLD
Q: My 21-month-old was premature. As a consequence, her developmental skills are lagging by approximately three months. I'm especially worried about language...
Posted on 10/17/2000
SOCIAL SKILLS HAVE THEIR MILESTONE AGES, TOO
Almost everyone is familiar with the concept of milestones as they relate to a child's developmental "health." For example, the average age of...
Posted on 12/21/1999
LEFTY SON MAY JUST NEED PENMANSHIP PRACTICE
Q. Our 7-year-old, second-grade son has difficulty completing written assignments, including math. He is left-handed and has some difficulty with...