Nighttime Schedules And Picky Eaters

Written by The Parenting Center Q: My 15-month old wants to—and does—go to bed by 7 every night. I’ve shied from taking her to evening activities (dinners with friends, special events, etc) to respect her bedt...
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Natural Parenting And Alcoholism

 Written by The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital Q: My husband seems overwhelmed by our newborn, and says taking care of her “comes naturally” to me. How do I get him to ...
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Mindful Parenting

by Pat Blackwell, Ph.D.The world is and always has been a stressful place for children. Fortunate children are shielded from overwhelming stress. But some parents go to extremes to prevent their children fr...
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Momversation Traveling With Kids

MomversationLocal moms answer your questions“When we travel, my four year old has serious troubles sleeping in a different bed. Any helpful tips for me, so I’m not stuck lying with her for hours on end ...
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Make Way For The B Team

 Written by Laura Claverie    Our grandson’s fever provides us a refresher course  Our son Philip’s voice sounded ominous. “Mom, can you help us? We’re in a...
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Mealtime Manners

 Written by Pat Blackwell, PhD    peas and q’s   Why mealtime manners should be modeled early and often.  Mealtimes are important for many reasons b...
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Little Liars

Q: My four year old has started lying to me, about everything (going potty, washing her hands, etc.). Is this a phase?A:A phase? Yes. It is absolutely a phase. One that will possibly end about the...
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Losing The Third Wheel

Q: Whenever my first grader has the next door neighbor (another first grader) over, that girl’s little sister always tags along. Always. She’s four and annoys my daughter with her whining and inability to sha...
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Je Suis Scared

Televised reports of bombings, kidnappings and killings shake us to the core. And the children are watching. While we must monitor their access to the news (young children should not be allowed to watch graphic...
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Language Enrichment Strategies

Written by Pat Blackwell, Ph.D.There’s been a lot of talk about early language development lately: from programs promising they’ll “teach your baby to read” to new research indicating a correlation betwee...