Do you BELIEVE in Santa?

Every year parents ask me what is the best ‘age’ to tell your kids there is no Santa Claus? This year seems like that question is being asked more than ever! Sometimes parents just get the feeling that their child…

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Are Your Kids Scared to Go Back to School? Are You Scared to let them Go?

My tears seem never-ending as the realization of the impact of the Newtown, CT tragedy consumes every family in America. Like all parents, I too, cannot seem to get my head around the senseless shooting of children at Sandy Hook…

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Terrible Two’s and Whinning

Dear Dr. Corwin, Francesca turned two in January. She is a very energetic child and she is very sweet. We came to Toddler Talks last year and your suggestions were really helpful. I just purchased the DVD as many behavior…

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How to teach ThanksGiving?

Thanksgiving is not just a holiday; it is an opportunity to teach your kids what it is to be thankful and to give to others. Gratitude is a family virtue that parents can begin to teach their children at a…

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Trick or Treat…When should kids start? What To Do…With all that candy?

One year your child may be happily running from house to house and openly asking for treats. The next year, they are not so enthusiastic. That is why it makes sense for parents to be sensitive about what their kids…

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Why is the American Academy of Pediatrics saying “No” Again to Toddlers & TV?

That’s because twelve years after the AAP was initially talking about being concerned with young children watching TV, they now have the research results to back up their claims. The scientific-evidence shows that there is “no educational or developmental benefits…

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My kids are hearing lots about 9/11, and I’m not sure what to tell them or how to handle this.

Thanks to all of you have asked for my help on how to respond to questions and emotions that kids have regarding the 9/11 tragedy. I think it’s wonderful that each year we take the time to remember 9/11, such…

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My children have been fighting constantly. How do I get them to stop?

Where there are kids, there is going to be conflict. Young kids don’t know how to share, so they grab everything they see just to check if it is theirs or not. And while older kids understand competition a little…

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My kids saw on the news that a man killed people in a movie theater, and they are afraid now. What do I tell them?

Everyone watched with total sorrow and confusion as this horrific story unfolded and about all of the lives lost in a Colorado movie theater. It is tough to watch, but also hard to pull ourselves away from viewing this tragedy.…

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Why a mom would glue her toddler’s hands over toilet learning?

A toddler is on life support after her 22-year-old mother glued her daughter’s hands to a wall, kicked her in the stomach and beat her over a potty training issue, Dallas police said. This horrifying story seems impossible to imagine…

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