Ontario Mom with 25 month old has bed problems

Hello Dr Ann We are having some issues with our 25 month old daughter. Shortly after her second birthday we purchased a dora toddler bed which Ryleigh loved, we also at the same time took away her sucky. Since then…

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Sorting Out The SUPERNANNY Jo Frost on ‘Time Outs’

When it comes to learning discipline techniques for your child, I want to sort out the notions of ‘professional guidance’ the public is unwittingly fed on ABC’s ‘Super Nanny’ TV show. Every time there is a child misbehaving, the Super…

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The ‘Bottom’ Line On Toilet Learning

Dear Dr. Ann, We are at the end of our rope trying to train our daughter to use the toilet. Is there any point when you go get tough with a child and insist they use the potty or else?…

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Britney’s Babies

You cannot always believe what you hear or see, but one thing is for certain, Britney Spears children are experiencing the loss of their mother. People Magazine January ’08 issue quote says it all, “she is cut off most devastatingly…

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When a best friend dies… a Child’s Grief and Healing Process

Last week I received a call from my daughter whose best friend from high school, a twenty- something young man, with the world by the tail, unexpectedly died.  The tears began their flow from both our eyes while we made…

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4 Year Old Very Competitive and Hard On Himself

Hi Dr. Ann, First of all, some refreshers- Andrew turned 4 in August, Suzanne is 21 months and I am due in aprox 8 weeks, but just last week put on bed rest for preterm labor. Andrew is having a…

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Mommy Tales: Crash course to becoming a better parent, anyone?

Moms tackle such topics as lying, biting, tantrums and other behavior issues. By MARIE EKBERG PADILLA Columnist | Reprint from The Orange County Register 11/28 It was a night when I realized how much easier it was being the perfect…

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Hitting and Pinching

Dear Dr. Ann, I keep picking Hunter up to put him in a time out, (this is when I’ve asked him to do something and he hasn’t responded in the time aloud, or immediately when he hits, kicks or hurts…

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Making Memories 2007

Remember when you were young? Looking forward to a tradition happening each year was part of the magic of growing up. Opening up Christmas ornaments as you remember the story of how you got them. Or how good it felt…

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2 Year Old Night Waking

Hi, I read a very similiar situation on your site and wondered if you might be able to help with our 2 year old who is waking quite frequently now that we have a new baby. Amelia took a long…

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