Monthly Archives: January 2011

My seven-year-old son has some social awkwardness. How can I help him?

My son, who is seven, seems to be inappropiate in his social behaviours. He gets excited when he sees kids, being an only child, and it is a turn off for the other boys and girls in our neighborhood. How … Continue reading

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My son loves to argue and can say very hurtful things. What can I do?

My ten-year-old son has always shown signs of opposition, he loves to argue. He can be hateful at times and says nasty, hurtful things. He can also be very loving and feels bad if he hurts someone’s feelings. I feel sometimes he … Continue reading

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My potty trained three-year-old has regressed to peeing in his pants. What can I do?

My three-and-a-half-year-old son was potty trained a year ago and was able to wear underwear for 5 or 6 months before regressing. He is constantly peeing his underwear so I switched to pull-ups, which he hates, however he continues to … Continue reading

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Is my son sleepwalking?

My six-year-old son occasionally wakes up at night and will urinate somewhere, hallway, outside my bedroom, or even in a corner. I think he is sleepwalking because he can not respond to us when we talk to him and he … Continue reading

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How do you deal with being a 13-year-old gay?

How do you deal with being a 13-year-old gay? The most important thing is for you to find a trusted adult to talk to about your situation. If you can, your parents may be the best. If not a sympathetic … Continue reading

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What can I do to help with my wife’s depression?

We have two young children, aged two and three years, and my wife has been battling depression for years. Before we were married, she was never depressed. What should I do to help her?  Her mother had depression for years … Continue reading

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How do you prepare children for the death of a grandparent?

What is the best way for parents, and other family members, to prepare a six-year-old for the serious illness and impending death of his granddad who is in hospital? It is good to protect our children from harm. Sometimes we … Continue reading

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What can I do to lessen the impact of divorce on my daughter?

Our marriage has broken down completely. My wife and I are going to separate. What can I do to lessen the damage to my five-year-old daughter? Divorce is not good for kids. But there are things that you can do … Continue reading

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My fourteen-year-old son is incredibly lazy. What can I do?

My fourteen-year-old son is incredibly lazy. He won’t do anything to help around the house. He just doesn’t seem to care. What can I do? He may be lazy, but more likely you haven’t made it clear, over time, what … Continue reading

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How do I explain our rules on age-appropriate games and movies when my son’s friends have no such restrictions?

My nine-year-old son feels we are being unfair limiting his access to mature and adult rated games and movies. His classmates are often given free range regardless of content. Do you have some suggestions to help deal with this on … Continue reading

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