“You’re soooo mean!”

The Expressive School Age Ever hear these words out of your school age child? Kids in elementary school are able to express how they ‘feel’ with words now and do not hesitate to practice expressing themselves. This can be, to…

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Fears of Fires… How To Help Our Children

California is on fire. The red flames leaping off our hills, the grey & ash filled air and the constant television & internet images of the total devastation of so many of our communities leaves us and our children fearful.…

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Teen Shoplifting – Set Clear Cut Rules

Confused Dad of “two” teens…how can my kids be soooo good and sooo bad? My 14 year old was caught shop shoplifting, lies all the time, stole my credit card and charged $300.00 worth of minutes on his cell phone…

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Homework Struggles

Our biggest problem with our 4th grader is Homework. It’s a battle everyday to get it done. First she wants a snack, then she wants me to sit with her, then she wants to play, what can I do? Homework…

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“You’re not my friend anymore”

When my 4 year old gets mad at me she says “You’re not my friend anymore” and it kills me inside, I tell her she’s not being nice and she needs to use her words correctly. Why is she doing…

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Pacifier Battle

My problem is my son Jacob. He had always been a wonderful sleeper. Even at 24 months he still takes 2-two hour naps daily and is in bed for the evening by 8p.m. So needless to say I have/HAD a…

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Sharing

My two year old won’t share! I try and try and nothing seems to work. He’s constantly trying to take away toys that his friends have and say’s “mine”. I tell him to give it back and he can play…

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A Pacifier for My 2 Month Old?

A New Jersey mom expressed the following concern regarding allowing her two month old to use a pacifier: I’m just not sure if I should give my two month old a pacifier. I tried it a couple of times and…

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Sleeping Tantrum

Eliana our daughter was up till 11-30pm last night crying her eyes out having an obnoxious ingratitude tantrum. I was trying to explain to her all the things she should be grateful for and realize that perhaps this was not…

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Toddler Sleep Problems

Hi Dr. Corwin, My name is Christie and I’m in your Toddler program for the next few weeks. I have a specific question for you that I’m not sure will be in the correct context for class. My son Torin…

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