Monthly Archives: February 2012

My niece is having a lot of difficulties and I think there is a mental health issue. How can I help her?

My niece is visiting. She just turned 16 in January. She failed grade 9. Attended a special program to help her adjust/catch-up to grade 10 but became involved in an abusive relationship (that has thankfully ended). I’m not sure if … Continue reading

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My son wakes up screaming at the same time every night. Is it an act?

My son is almost two, he is smart and a delight to be around. He naps at daycare on a mat and when I put him in his crib at night he goes right to sleep. Between 11:00 p.m. and … Continue reading

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How can I stop my son from throwing his food on the floor?

My 17-month-old son is constantly throwing his food on the floor during meal times. He understands the word ‘no,‘ but he thinks it’s really funny and it seems like he’s testing me to see what I’ll do after he throws … Continue reading

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How can I get my daughter to stop cracking her knuckles?

My 14-year-old daughter is constantly cracking/pulling/crunching the joints/knuckles in her hands. Her friends and us (her parents) remind her stop – but it is a mindless habit. How can she stop? Knuckle cracking is frowned upon by many parents. It … Continue reading

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What can I do about my daughter being a very picky eater?

My question is in regards to my eight-year-old daughter. She is very limited in the foods that she will eat and she is very unwilling to try anything new. She has been like this since about the age of one … Continue reading

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How can I get my three-year-old to stop picking his nose?

How can I get my three-year-old to stop picking his nose? I don’t think you can. I would suggest you mention this to his/her family doctor to check his nose to see that there is nothing wrong. You can insist … Continue reading

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What are the pros and cons of raising a gender-less child?

Lately there has been a lot of attention in the media on the subject of raising gender-neutral or gender-less children. It is a notion we are intrigued in and considering for our own baby when he or she is born. … Continue reading

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