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When Normal Becomes a Disorder

Posted on 11/6/2019

My son is six years old, and he started kindergarten this year. Somewhere around week three or four, I got a call from his teacher stating that he has "impulsivity issues". I did a quick google...

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Dinner Time Battle of the Wills

Posted on 9/16/2019

My 3 year old daughter has developed a bad habit at dinner time. Although she’s usually pretty good to try new foods, every now and then she will - for some unknown reason - hold a bite of food in...

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Rewards or consequences?

Posted on 9/5/2016

Hi Ms. Fawcett, Thank you so much for your prompt reply to my question about my shy daughter. I actually could use a little clarification, since you asked. If we are out and about running...

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Rewards at school.

Posted on 8/25/2016

I'm having another problem with my kids' school. I have a 10 yr old and 7 year old. The teachers use an excessive amount of candy and full size cans of soda as incentives. This is already...

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Dad Rewards Freshman College Student

Posted on 6/7/2016

Our son just finished his first year of college and earned a 3.8 GPA. My husband and I pay for all his college expenses and he lives at home with us year round. He works a part time job on the...

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3-Year Old a Big Challenge

Posted on 4/19/2016

Our 3 year old son is a challenge and needs a lot of discipline. He regularly pushes the limits and continues to test, doing things he well knows are not tolerated in our home. I feel that we (my...

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No Sugar

Posted on 10/22/2015

I need help in dealing with an overindulgent grandparent. My father-in-law is always willing to help out with the kids (ages 5 and 2). The problem is, he gives them obscene amounts of sugar. ...

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14 year old doesn't care about school

Posted on 3/2/2015

Our 14-year-old daughter is bright but lazy when it comes to school. She doesn’t make the effort to do well; she rarely studies and frequently doesn’t turn in homework or finish in-class projects....

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