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My daughter is soiling herself at school but not at home.

I am going through a very critical issue with my four-year-old daughter at school. When she wore diapers, she started taking them off from the age of two. Since she started school this year, she has been soiling in her … Continue reading

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How can I help my daughter transition from children’s medication to pills?

My twelve-year-old daughter is getting too old to take children’s medication, but she finds it virtually impossible to swallow a pill. If she has a fever or prescription, we have a very difficult time getting her medication into her. How … 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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My mother-in-law is constantly criticizing me, what can I do?

I have been depressed since the birth of my child 9 months ago. I am doing better but the biggest problem is my mother-in-law. She is always criticizing me, saying I am neglecting my child and a bad mother because … Continue reading

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My sister is in an abusive marriage, how can I help her?

My sister has a four-year-old daughter and is in a bad marriage. Her husband appears perfectly respectable but he isn’t. I don’t think he actually physically abuses her but there is mental abuse. He is a crude bully and puts … 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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My five-year-old still won’t poop on the toilet.

My son just turned five and we’ve been working on toilet training since he turned three. He certainly has had phases of success, but he is still not fully trained with stool.  He’s always been pretty good about not having … Continue reading

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How can we get our daughter back on track before she becomes a teenager?

We have a 10-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son, our concern is primarily with our daughter. She has been diagnosed with severe learning disabilities, ADHD, and anxiety disorders (separation, general, and unspecified). She has been eating a gluten-free diet and … Continue reading

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My daughter-in-law won’t let me see my grandchildren, what can I do?

I am a Grandmother, and my daughter-in-law and I had a disagreement, now she will not let me see the grandchildren. The grandchildren, ages six and two, have spent alot of time at our house. My heart is broken. What … Continue reading

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How do we handle our daughter dating a man almost twice her age?

Our 22-year-old daughter is dating a 38-year-old co-worker (he has his own home and a thirteen-year-old son who lives with the mother). This man is on his second career, having lost his job as a welder and retrained in health … Continue reading

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