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Little Slugger

Posted on 12/4/2018

Not sure if you can see my previous questions but my daughter 22 months is still hitting. In fact it’s getting worse. She really only hits me, occasionally my husband. Last suggestion was to put...

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Caution: Response not politically correct.

Posted on 11/30/2018

Hi! My husband and I have three kids; a girl age 8 and boy and girl twins age 6. The girl twin has recently gotten to be very into “boy things” and please listen before making judgements. I think...

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Posted on 8/2/2018

I found young girls bras and panties in my 13 year old son's closet. I then noticed some of my clothes were missing, bra panties, camisols, tops. I attempted to talk to him about this but he won't...

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"Mouthy" 5 y/o

Posted on 7/1/2018

My daughter is 5 1/2 years old. She will be starting kindergarten in the fall. She has always put things in her mouth (fingers, toys, pens) - anything she has in her hands she puts in her mouth....

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Managing One-on-One Time

Posted on 6/27/2018

My 4 children are 6, 4, 2, and 6 months. I am kept pretty busy during the day with just feeding and naps and taking care of the house. My children ask for me to play with them often, or to spend...

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Twin won't stop hurling toys

Posted on 5/31/2018

Dear Dr. Rosemond and staff, Thank you for your previous advice on hitting. As you may recall, we have twin boys who are 2 1/2 years old. After using the "quick time out" method, both of our...

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21 month old cannot be disciplined like a two year old

Posted on 5/9/2018

https://www.parentguru.com/questions/view/12489?return=%2Fmember%2Fusers%2Fhome If it is possible, I'd really like to ask a follow-up question here... So, first of all, it seems my...

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Parents Know Best

Posted on 4/19/2018

Our daughter is in Kindergarten. Her school wants her assessed for support services. She is having behavior issues in class. (Which we are trying to have her held accountable for, but the school...

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5 year old table manners

Posted on 1/10/2018

We have a hyperactive, strong-willed 5-year-old daughter (and we are learning to get on with this). We would like to know how to approach what we call “multiple offenses”. For instance,...

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2 yo Not Talking

Posted on 12/26/2017

My 25 month old grandson has not started talking yet. His parents are concerned. He has said a couple of words such as car and uh-oh. Should there be a reason to be concerned and/or consider him...

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At What Age to Sit in the Pews?

Posted on 12/25/2017

Hi there, my 27 month old is quiet during mass. We don’t sit in the pews, but instead set up a corner in the back of the church where he can color, play with his trains, etc. We sit on the floor...

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Mornings with a Grumpy Toddler

Posted on 11/20/2017

We have a 27 month old boy who wakes up grumpy every morning. He sleeps well all night long after going to bed around 7:30pm and wakes up at 6am. It takes him 20-30 minutes for him to be happy in...

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Posted on 9/20/2017

My granddaughter just turned 3 and has been saying she wants to be a boy. She wants to wear just t-shirts and shorts and hates dresses. It's been going on for quite a while but seems to be getting...

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2yo testing limits

Posted on 7/16/2017

Hello, my 22 month old is testing his limits- hitting me, screaming when he needs help (he has a speech delay), spilling water from his cup and doing it again after being told not to, etc. I've...

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Boy 21 months -problem with toilet training after 4 days

Posted on 5/12/2017

Ok... day 4 of N/75 potty training with our 21month old. So far I've managed to get almost all the poops on the potty because, let's be frank, those are obvious. But pee... he's obviously holding...

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3-year-old stammering while speaking

Posted on 8/26/2016

My three year old son sometimes stutters the first few words of a sentence. He used to get stuck on the first word and repeat it a few times or stretch that word out in kind of a sing song type...

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7 yr. old reverting to babyish behavior

Posted on 7/13/2016

My 7 year old daughter is often described as "sweet" "bright" "big-hearted" and "empathetic." I agree that she can be all of those things. However, she is also whiny, rude, and demanding. She has...

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Four year old reluctant to learn

Posted on 6/26/2016

Our four year old daughter is usually confident and independent. However, she tends to shut down and give very little effort when we try to teach her big new skills, like riding a bike or...

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3 year old Aggressive

Posted on 6/6/2016

Hi, I am a single mom that adopted my three year old on day 2 after her birth. she is super energetic and sometimes aggressive. She is in the phase of saying No to everything and changes her mind...

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14-Year-Old and Sex

Posted on 5/3/2016

Our 14 year old daughter was caught beginning to give oral sex to a 14 year old boy she likes. We are horrified. She has been raised in a Christian, 2-parent home and knows our values. I don't...

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18 month old head -banger

Posted on 11/12/2015

I have an 18 month old son that has started head banging out of anger. If he doesn't get his way, he will immediately bash his head- into the table, chair, floor, wall, whatever he is near. Most...

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Share and Share Alike

Posted on 9/18/2015

1st question: What do you recommend in terms of a 1 year old and a 4 year old sharing toys? They can't effectively play together because of their ages. He grabs hers, and she grabs whatever he is...

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2 1/2 yo Not Talking

Posted on 9/11/2015

30mo has fewer than 10 words and tested at the cognitive level of a 20mo. His regular pediatrician wants him to have speech therapy and see a developmental pediatrician. In your opinion, are these...

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Parent Alienation

Posted on 7/7/2015

What is your opinion on severe parent alienation? The child seems brainwashed! How can a child have a loving relationship with his mother and grandmother and all of a sudden show fear of them...

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11 Year Old Obssession, answered

Posted on 6/12/2015

Our 11 year daughter has a deep obsession with ticks... the other night she couldn't stop saying "good night I love you " at bedtime and finally broke down crying saying she couldn't stop... other...

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The Talk

Posted on 5/20/2015

Our daughter is just turning 9. What is the best age to "have the talk" about sex? I'm thinking she's probably farther along in her understanding than we think. Also any tips on the best...

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27 mo late talker-potty training

Posted on 5/2/2015

Is toilet training and discipline in general any different for late-talking children? We have a 27mo who says only a couple words, but is otherwise developmentally normal.

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8 year old issues

Posted on 3/15/2015

Overwhelmed with issues..... Our 8 year old son has verified life threatening (anaphylactic) food allergies to peanuts, wheat, eggs, dairy and others. He was recently diagnosed by a psychologist...

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Wonderful 3's!

Posted on 10/30/2014

I have an almost 3 year son ( he turns 3 in January) who is a very sweet child….most of the time. In the last month - he has become more aggressive and having more tantrums. He goes to school 2...

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Wayward College Kid

Posted on 10/27/2014

Our 19yo daughter is sophomore in college at an expensive school in a very distant state. We pay all expenses, as well as rent, cell phone, utilities. She has a small loan. She was awarded an...

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3 year old Stutters

Posted on 10/5/2014

Our 3 yo grandson stutters badly, but not all the time. Is this something he'll outgrow?

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Nearly 9 year old "Changes"

Posted on 8/27/2014

My older boy is 8.5. Have you noticed any common changes that happen as children near 9 years old? We are noticing some things with him-,some behavior-wise, some just needing more interacting...

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14 month old Not Sitting Still

Posted on 8/15/2014

Our son is 14 months old. Because of difficulty finding a good church we haven't regularly attended church in about a year. Now that we have moved and are once again attending service we find he...

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Sit silently?!

Posted on 7/24/2014

My 3.5 yo son has been on the ticket system for 5 weeks with the only goal being OBEDIENCE to every command given. He has shown slow, slow improvement. It is a rare day that he isn't in bed...

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27 month old late talker

Posted on 7/16/2014

Our 27 month old daughter is a late talker. Her hearing has proven to be healthy no other disorders. She's never even had an ear infection. She walked later at 17 months and as my second child,...

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Take a Break from Karate for Pre-Kindergartener

Posted on 5/24/2014

My son has been a karate student for a year now. When he was 4 the class length for his age range was 30 minutes. Now that he is 5 he has entered a new level and the class runs for 60 minutes. ...

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Toe Walking

Posted on 5/23/2014

My daughter is 9, turning 10 this September. I've read in a recent column about "The Doctor". I see she is on the cusp of the age range for when this method would be most appropriate. She...

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DiGeorge Syndrome

Posted on 5/14/2014

How severe is the effect on parenting is a diagnosis of DiGeorge syndrome (deletion of piece of chromosome 22 ) on the application of the fundamental parenting principles taught in your published...

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2 yo night terrors cured with tonsilectomy

Posted on 5/5/2014

I just wanted to send a quick update about a question I asked a few months ago. My 2 year old was having night terrors and I mentioned that she was having her tonsils and adenoids out, which we...

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7 mo parents let her watch television

Posted on 4/27/2014

My seven month old granddaughter's parents have the TV turned to a children's program two or more hours a day in the living room where she plays. She actually watches it quite a bit, turning to...

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4 yo uses "baby talk" sometimes

Posted on 4/18/2014

Our 4 1/2 year old grandson (middle child with 6 yr old and 2 yr old sisters) frequently uses "baby talk". It doesn't seem to be an attention seeking device. When we ask him to repeat in his...

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18 mo separation anxiety

Posted on 4/4/2014

Hello Gurus! Our 18-month-old goes part-time (24 hours/week) to day care and adores it. She exhibits no fear of strangers when we're out and about (smiling, waving, asking for hugs) and when we...

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19 mo clingy

Posted on 3/30/2014

I have three kids, 3.5 year old daughter and 19 month old boy and girl twins. The boy twin is really clingy and cries if I don't carry him around. He would like to come everywhere with me. It's...

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4 Year Old Can't Stand When Others Laugh

Posted on 3/18/2014

My daughter, for as long as I can remember, has had a huge problem with being laughed at. She loves to be goofy and do funny things but as soon as you or anyone else starts laughing she...

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17 month old has atrocious table manners

Posted on 3/5/2014

Hello there, How much should you realistically expect out of a 17-month-old in terms of table manners? Our daughter still enjoys dropping food to the floor - sometimes it means "I am done with...

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toddler wants mamma all to herself

Posted on 2/22/2014

18 month old possessive of mommy: If my husband touches me or if I hold another child's hand, my daughter (only child) gets upset and starts saying "NO". If the touching doesn't stop, she gets...

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16 Month Old ~ Entertaining Themselves

Posted on 11/12/2013

I am not sure what is developmentally appropriate behavior for a 16 month old. She is very demanding of attention and more or less wants entertained most of the time. However, she gravitates...

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Cling-On Toddler

Posted on 10/7/2013

I have a 15 month old daughter who, from the moment I pick her up from daycare to bedtime, is stuck to me like velcro. She would like to be in my arms or have me playing with her all evening. ...

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4 year old : How to handle tics

Posted on 9/21/2013

Our 4 yr old has developed a tic (clearing throat or coughing). She has had many changes in her life recently. What can we do to alleviate this before it becomes a permanent issue?

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3 year old : Techniques appropriate for special needs?

Posted on 5/23/2013

I'm a pediatric speech-language pathologist and I frequently recommend John's books to my patients' parents. Many of my patients have some degree of cognitive impairment due to Down Syndrome,...

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