Father in Law Dangling My 4 Month Old By His Ankles

Hello Dr. Ann! I have a 2 1/2 year old named Justin, and 4 month-old named Tanner. I was at my in- law’s house over the weekend and Justin said, “Mommy what is wrong with baby Tanner” I looked outside…

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3 Year Old Going Poop Doesn’t Need Mom’s Participation

Dr Ann, Nick turned 3 in February and he has been wearing underwear since about Sept. He always goes potty in the toilet (standing up – like daddy). He takes the initiative to go by himself or he asks for…

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Torture For The Bully Kid

I am having a little parenting struggle I was hoping you could help me with: My oldest son, Brad is now in the 2nd grade. He seems to have made some good friends at his new school. We took him…

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Randy Pausch: Living Through Your Knowledge of Death.

How do you teach your kids about death, it’s easy just learn from the living lecture by Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon professor. Every parent needs to view the “Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” on line. I can never do…

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KFI Radio John and Ken’s S.O.B. Campaign

Banning balloons is just one more reminder that we are not letting our children play. The ever fascinating and controversial KFI A.M. 640 radio hosts of Southern CA John and Ken got a hold of the new senate bill to…

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Sorting Out the SuperNanny… Time-Outs NEVER change behavior.

t the risk of sounding like a broken record… I’ve said it before and I won’t stop saying it, “Time-Outs NEVER change behavior; they only stop behavior”. So, parents don’t fool yourself into thinking that because you remove your child…

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Fathering doesn’t happen in a day.

Don’t get me wrong, Father’s Day is a tremendous idea, but Dads need to be recognized for their significance everyday of the year. I come from a long line of fantastic fathering men. My grandfathers were both grand fathering me…

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Shame on you Super Nanny!

I find myself having to sift through all the negative messages the Super Nanny gives the parents to get to the good stuff. Shame on you Super Nanny! For the life of me I cannot understand why the Super Nanny…

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Boy giggles and laughs for up to 20 minutes after we’ve put him down at night to sleep

Hi Dr. Ann, My 35 month old boy giggles and laughs for up to 20 minutes after we’ve put him down at night to sleep. Should it be a concern? Danel Peterson, South Africa Wow, to have a happy, self…

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Ask yourself “Why I should follow the SuperNanny’s advice?”

If you are not asking yourself ‘why’ should I follow the Super Nanny’s advice, you need to start now. Have you ever done something and then asked yourself, why did I do that? The Super Nanny’s advice goes uncontested every…

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