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How can I help my daughter focus on her goals so she won’t get frustrated or bored?

My daughter is a vibrant and enthusiastic 11-year-old. She loves trying new things, such as drawing classes and soccer. But when the activity becomes too challenging or not challenging enough, her excitement fades and she loses focus. I’m wondering how … 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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Our four-year-old daughter will not do what she is asked.

My four-year-old daughter is driving us crazy! She is generally well behaved, and we do not have complaints from our childcare provider. She is normally very sweet and sensitive but when she doesn’t want to do something, she WON’T do it. Every weekend … Continue reading

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My daughter is struggling with the social dramas of middle school.

My twelve-year-old daughter is having some issues with making and keeping friends. She is very sensitive and is having a hard time with all of the drama associated with middle school. I am concerned about how to make her feel … Continue reading

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Since starting school there has been a decline in my daughter’s confidence.

My five-year-old daughter was very confident and very friendly with everyone until she started kindergarten. In the last four or five months I have noticed a lack of confidence in her, even if a stranger looks at her she starts crying and … Continue reading

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Is his potty training regression linked to the way his father treated him?

My girlfriend has a child from a previous relationship who is four-and-a-half-years-old. He was potty trained shortly before the age of two, at which time she got into a relationship with with her ex-boyfriend who was an abusive guy. After … 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 motivate my son to try harder at school?

My 15-year-old son is about to write his first set of high school exams.  He has always been a good student, but his marks are slipping, and he is putting almost no effort into his school work.  He is very … Continue reading

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How can we encourage our kids to try harder at sports?

Although in reading the other questions I don’t feel my concerns are of medical importance I hope other parents share my concerns. We have a 9-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl. Neither are very competitive in sport although both myself and my … Continue reading

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How can I help my granddaughter?

My five-year-old granddaughter has always been a picky eater. However now she will not eat much of anything at home. She will eat certain things here. Her parents are both drug addicts and her home life is terrible. I realize … Continue reading

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