Category Archives: Behaviour

How can I stop my son from stealing money from us?

My 14-year-old son is constantly stealing his sister’s money. When we find out, we always talk to him about it. Sometimes it ends up with an apology and his giving the money back but other times he spends the money … Continue reading

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Witnessing a traumatic event has resulted in OCD behaviours in my son.

I read one of your letters/emails from a woman whose nephew washes his hands a lot. My son does this as well. It started after he and my husband were in a fatal car crash. My husband, my son and … Continue reading

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My daughter is seeing a therapist and is on medication but I don’t think it is helping.

My teenage daughter was diagnosed with anxiety and OCD. She is currently on Luvax. I noticed that she is very pushy with friends and will ask a million times the same question until she gets the desired answer. She recently … Continue reading

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My seven-year-old son is becoming very rude and angry toward me.

Our son just turned seven. He has been the light of my life: kind, well-mannered, very verbal. Recently, things have shifted away from mommy to daddy. I have found this a bit tough but try to see it as a … Continue reading

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What can I do to stop the 15 minute tantrums when Mom leaves my grandson with me?

When my five-year-old grandson is dropped off here, at daycare, and sometimes at his Dad’s place, he throws a tantrum and cries hard for about 15 minutes after Mom leaves. There is no way of comforting him, he wants Mom. … Continue reading

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My grandson is showing signs of the behaviour that led to my son’s breakdown. What should I do?

My Son is now 24, when he was younger he walked in circles on the playground and had a lot of fears, but he was very smart. Teachers never said anything about these behaviours because he was so smart. But … Continue reading

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My 11-year-old daughter is lying and stealing and I feel powerless.

My daughter is 11, and I have been having a very difficult time with her for the past few months. My husband works a lot and I feel like I am doing this on my own. She is an only … Continue reading

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My son is impossible to deal with since his baby sister arrived.

I have a five-year-old son, and a two-and-a-half-month-old baby girl. My son has been the centre of attention for five years and we have tried to prepare him for having a baby in the house. He was excited to have … Continue reading

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My pediatrician is not taking my concerns seriously.

I’m concerned about my four-year-old daughter. Since she was old enough to sit up she has had what I thought were spasms in her arms and legs. She holds her arms out away from her and flexes her fingers, her … Continue reading

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How can we get our daughter to follow the rules?

My 15-year-old daughter seems to repeat stupid activity. She knows the house rules but gets caught violating them over and over again. She will argue with her step-mom constantly. She has had her cellphone taken as punishment. She acquired a friends IPOD and was … Continue reading

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