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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 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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How can I stop my daughter from biting her nails?

My seven-year-old daughter has been biting and picking her nails on and off since she was a toddler. I know she’s just like me: she tears and chews when bored/anxious/worried/nervous/shy, or when she’s been sitting still for too long with … Continue reading

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My five-year-old son is out of control when he doesn’t get his way.

I have three kids so I do my best to keep everybody happy and under control, I spend all my time with my kids and give them everything they want. My husband works construction from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. … Continue reading

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Our son was potty trained but now refuses to pee in the toilet.

My five-and-a-half-year-old son has just started kindergarten recently and is potty trained, but in the past three months he’s flat-out refused to pee in the toilet. I bribe, I praise him when he uses the potty, he gets scolded when … Continue reading

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What is the best way to teach my daughter ‘please’ and ‘thank you’?

My daughter is almost two years old and I would like to know how you recommend I teach her about ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. I just spent a long weekend with my almost three-year-old niece who received constant reminders to … Continue reading

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My daughter has no interest in potty training.

My daughter is turning four soon, and is still not potty-trained. She is normal in all other areas of development, but becomes very upset with the notion of giving up her pull-ups and using the toilet. She has used it … 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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How can we help our daughter with her low self esteem?

My twelve-year-old daughter has low self esteem. She is always apologizing for herself and doesn’t think she does anything well. If I praise her, she says I am just trying to make her feel better. She does well in school … Continue reading

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