Boy doesn’t want to poop in the toilet

Hello Dr. Ann, I am attending your Toddler Talk class in Mission Viejo, and you mentioned that I could send you email with more detail about my son’s situation – I thank you for that offer. My son does not…

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Getting Baby To Sleep

The needs of an infant, in terms of sleep, are all dictated by their nutritional needs. Meaning they need to wake up to eat. Every 2 to 3 hours, babies need to wake up because their tummies are small. They…

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Caregiver of 3 Year Old Wants To Know How To Manage Aggressive Behavior

Dear Debi, I care for a 3-year-old girl who acts out with other children when she wants what they are playing with. What can I do to help her? – Audrey, Los Angeles, CA Dr. Ann Corwin, The Parenting Doctor…

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Nanny of 8 Month Old Boy Questions How He Learns

I am a nanny of an 8-month -old boy. He likes to study people and observe. I take him to the park and he just sits and watches, I think he has fun and learns that way. Is he really…

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Time Outs for a 2 1/2 Year Old

I have a 2 1/2-year-old who’s starting to behave badly. She throws fits and doesn’t do as she’s told. I’ve tried giving her “time-outs,” but they don’t seem to work. Please help! – Evelyn, Oakland, CA Dr. Ann Corwin, The…

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2 Year Old Isn’t Developing As Quickly As Cousin

Dear Dr. Ann, My 2-year-old daughter refuses to sing in class. Her 3-year-old cousin used to sing when he was her age and now he’ll go up and sing even if he doesn’t know the words. Why isn’t my daughter…

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2 Year Old Throwing Tantrums

Dear Dr. Ann, I have a 2-year-old son who has been throwing tantrums lately. When he wants something, he whines, and to be honest, I don’t know what to do. Is this behavior normal, and what can I do to…

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Nanny With 3 Year Old That Acts Out

Hi Dr. Ann, I care for a 3-year-old girl who acts out with other children when she wants what they are playing with. What can I do to help her? – Audrey, Los Angeles, CA Dr. Ann Corwin, The Parenting…

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Father Worried 3 Year Is Old Stressed Out

Hi Dr. Ann, Is there such a thing as “childhood” stress? My 3-year-old daughter seems to be very moody and stressed out lately. She can’t articulate what is really bothering her. How can I help her if I don’t know…

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Downtime for Young Children – Mom of 3

Hi Dr. Ann, I have three young children and there are many activities they could be involved in. Is there such a thing as over-scheduling them? Marizol Dr. Ann Corwin, The Parenting Doctor Advice Dear Marizol, Because you have three…

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