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My four-year-old son refuses to listen and is very aggressive.

My four-year-old son refuses to listen to anything we say or tell him to do. He is very aggressive and when he is upset or is told no, he will throw himself down, try to hurt himself, or he will hurt others … Continue reading

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What is the most important consideration when naming guardians in your will?

I have a dilemma, we have a four-year-old and are expecting baby #2 in September. The other night I brought up the subject of who should raise/take care of our children should we pass away while they are still very … Continue reading

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What’s the best way to talk to our children about devastating world events?

What’s the best way to talk to our children about devastating world events? My children are 7 and 9. I remember being afraid of things outside of my control when I was growing up and I want to help them … Continue reading

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My five-year-old has suddenly developed an anxiety about school.

My five-year-old has suddenly developed an anxiety about school. She came home sick the last two days of school before christmas break with stomach pain and nausea, but seemed fine once she was home. Now that school is back in … 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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My sister is considering becoming a foster parent but I think this is a mistake. What do you think?

My sister is in her thirties and has 2 girls and a boy who are 7, 9 and 10 years old.  She does not want to go back to work and has been thinking of fostering children. She loves children … Continue reading

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Is suicide genetic?

Is suicide genetic? Suicide has many complex causes. It is hardly ever caused by one factor. Genetics of some diseases is clear. This is not the case with suicide. There is no suicide gene. But genetics may have an effect. … Continue reading

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My nephew is constantly washing his hands, how can I help him?

My thirteen-year-old nephew is always washing his hands. I mean it makes sense to wash your hands several times a day. He washes his hands for hours a day. He tries to hide it but his hands are raw. He … Continue reading

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