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How can we get our son to brush his teeth?

My three-year-old son hates brushing his teeth. He yells and screams and says he doesn’t want to do it. We’ve tried explaining the importance of brushing, we’ve tried brushing our teeth as a family and we’ve tried using fun toothpaste and musical toothbrushes –all without success. We don’t want … Continue reading

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200th Ask Dr. Pat Blog! – A thought on Eating Together

Eating as a Family People often ask how they can maintain a strong relationship with kids throughout their lives, perhaps especially during the difficult teenage years. There is no magic answer, no golden rule, all families have a different dynamic. … Continue reading

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How can I get back into my grandson’s life?

It’s been four months since I had words with my daughter-in-law that resulted in a cut-off/request for space and time. There had been a build up over the past three years that led to this. I have apologized to my … Continue reading

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How can I discipline my kids when my husband keeps interfering?

How can I impose discipline on my kids, twin boys, when my husband keeps interfering? Disciplining children is almost always best done with both parents working together. Arguing probably won’t help. Telling him off is not going to work. Talk to … Continue reading

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My grandson is being affected by his parents fighting, what can I do?

I have two grandsons, ages eight and ten. Their parents just started a new business and have been very stressed and working all hours. My husband and I have been babysitting the boys a lot. The parents have apparently been … Continue reading

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