Expert Solution To Your Most Common Parenting
Is my child too
dependent on me?
Should I pick my baby up when she cries?
Is my baby “good”?
How long will my baby he anxious around strangers?
Is it OK if my child is attached to a blanket or other objects?
give my child a pacifier?
My child sucks his thumb. Should I stop him?
Now she needs me, now she doesn’t. What’s going on?
Why does my child like to him where I am?
all children say, “Only Mommy do it”?
Why does my child want me with him at birthday parties?
Why does my child act differently when she’s away from me?
When will my baby sleep through the night?
What should I do it my child won’t fall asleep alone?
My child wants to sleep in our bed. Is this all right?
Isn’t it reasonable to want my child to play in her crib when
she wakes up?
What about naptime?
should my child sleep in a bed?
When will my child slop needing diapers at night?
Should I schedule my child’s feedings or feed on demand?
When should I wean?
My child puts everything in her mouth. What can I do?
Do other children drop food from the high chair?
When should my child use a spoon and fork?
Should my child at least taste new foods?
Is it OK for my child to spend time in a playpen?
Why won’t my child hold still during diaper changes?
How should I
my child start walking?
How different is the view from my child’s level?
What should I do about falls and accidents?
What can I do
much childproofing should I do?
In stores, my child wants to touch everything. What can I do?
want to do it myself!" How long will this last?
My daughter wants to dress herself. How do I handle this?
When will my child he ready to use the toilet?
How do I handle discipline and punishment?
What should I do about temper tantrums?
Must I always
Can too much
say, “You’re a big boy now”?
Why does my child
Is it OK to
make my child clean up?
does my child think about nature?
My child asks questions and talks all the time. Is this normal?
Does my child know what’s real and what’s not?
isn't my child more reasonable?
Why doesn’t my child think about other people’s feelings?
I want to tell my child about pregnancy and birth. What should I
FEARS AND IMAGINATION
Out of sight, out of mind—does every baby think this way?
When will my child no longer be afraid to have a haircut?
Should I prepare my child for doctor appointments?
What should I tell my child about the dentist?
Why does my child have an imaginary friend?
Why is Halloween difficult for my child?
What can I do about my child’s fear of monsters?
is my child afraid of Santa Claus?
How can I get my child to be interested in homemade toys?
TOYS, PLAY, AND SOCIALIZING
Which toys are
A doll for my son? A truck for my daughter?
coloring books limit creativity?
My child wants to play with toy guns. Should I let him?
Should my child play with children his own age?
My child likes to talk on the telephone. How do I handle this?
Why does my child get anxious before holidays and birthdays?
doesn’t my child want to share?
How do other children act when they’re angry with each other?
Why is my child uncomfortable kissing relatives?
Is it all right for her to call me by my first name?
can I do about my child’s whining?
How do I react when my child says, “I hate you, Mommy”?
How can I teach my child to respect others?
Should I ask my child to say “please” and “thank you”?
Should I always make my child say “I’m sorry”?
What should I do about bathroom language?
My child uses profanity. How do I respond?
How can I help my children get along with each other?
How can I teach my child to be gentle with his pet?
CARETAKERS AND EARLY EDUCATION
can I choose a good pediatrician?
How do I find a good occasional baby-sitter?
How can I choose the best day care center or nursery school for
What if I don’t send my child to preschool?
How should I prepare my two- to tour-year-old for day care or
I'm having a difficult time adjusting to day care. What should I
When should my child learn ABCs and numbers?
Why do so many children have Attention Deficit Disorder?
What should I look for in recreation classes?
child ready for kindergarten?
Why does my child still have trouble at bedtime?
Sometimes our child wants to sleep in our bed. What do we do?
I do about picky eating?
What should I tell my child when he says, “Everybody else has
lost a tooth”?
Should my child believe in the tooth fairy?
When will my child give up thumb-sucking?
Should I tell my child the truth about Santa?
“When I grow up I going to...” How do I respond?
What do I do about my child’s desire for more independence?
isn’t my child more responsible?
it hard to talk about money?
Should I give
Suddenly my child is clothes-conscious. What happened?
Why won’t my child cooperate in the mornings?
Daddy’s uncle have to die?”
What should I say about sex and pregnancy?
tell my child about AIDS?
be worried about drugs?
What should I do if my child is being picked on?
How can I help my child adjust to moving?
will my divorce affect my child?
How do I handle
Why is my
child so aggressive?
What can I do
should I deal with profanity?
My child seems self-centered. What should I do?
Is it normal for my child to speak rudely to me when he’s angry?
Am I spoiling my
can I enhance my child’s self-image?
Why are my children so different from each other?
What should I do about sibling rivalry?
Why does my child keep saying, “It’s not lair”?
What if we argue in front of our child?
How do we
hold family meetings?
How do I know it my child needs therapy?
“How do I explain the difference between Hanukkah and
Grandma and Grandpa come over?”
Why does my
child brag so much?
Why is my
child so competitive?
What about shyness?
Why does my child want to be with friends all the time?
How can we have fewer problems with our carpool?
My child is having trouble getting used to first grade. What can
I do to help?
How can I get my child to complete her homework?
What if I disagree with my child’s teacher?
What should I do when my child says he’s bored at school?
How can I tell if my child is doing well in school?
can I encourage learning at home?
What are the alternatives to public school?
WHEN PARENTS AREN'T HOME
How can I evaluate before- and after-school care?
How can I feel less distant from my child’s caregiver?
over-scheduling my child?
What should I tell my child’s baby-sitters?
CREATIVITY AND PLAY
six- to nine-year-olds play?
My child doesn’t like to lose. How can I help?
Is it natural for my child to want my attention constantly?
does my child enjoy collecting?
Should I limit TV-watching, video games, and computer time?
How can I
encourage art at home?
My child is starting to participate in organized sports. How can
I help him?