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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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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 do I get my five-year-old to sleep in her own bed?

How do I get my five-year-old to sleep in her own bed? First of all, you have to make it a clear expectation. Second, you can set up a reward system. Every time she stays in her own bed, you … 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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My daughter thinks it’s funny to hurt other kids.

I have a three-year-old who just hit a four-year-old in the face with a jewelry box and laughed about it. Her babysitter put her in time out and told her how wrong it was but all she did was laugh … 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 daughter is masturbating at school and to get herself to sleep.

My eight-year-old daughter is masturbating, when she is tired or right before she goes to bed.  It happened before when she was five, at which time I talked to her about it. She stopped. And now I have noticed she … Continue reading

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I need help with the “terrible twos”.

I am dealing with the typical “terrible twos” at it’s worst! When my 2 1/2 year old does not get his way or does not want to do something (like get dressed) he throws a tantrum. He screams and throws … Continue reading

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My son is still not potty trained.

My son is turning four next week and he is still not potty trained. We’ve tried everything and now I just don’t know what to do. Last summer he went for four months without an accident (pooping his pants). We … Continue reading

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Our four-year-old son is saying very hateful things.

Our four-year-old son is saying very hateful things to us, just today it has been, “I hate you”, “I hate your house” and even “I want to kill you”. This is not OK. I understand children hear and learn things … Continue reading

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