Behavior: The First Years

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How to Handle Behavior Problems with My Son

Hi Moms My son has been attending the same daycare preschool for 3 1/2 years. I t was in the home for the first 2 years and last year they moved to a building and expanded the base. Here is my question my son is an only child and the kids at school are really the only kids he see on a regular bases. Some of the kids have some pretty bad behavior to were 3 of the boys have been sent home for 2 or more days. My son has started to done the same as the other boys or they have told him they will not play with him. So everything they do he does....


Zyrtec and Behavior

I have a 6 year old daughter who has allergies which seem to crop up this...


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How to Discipline a Baby/toddler?

Hello all- I am really wanting some advice on disciplining an one & a half year old. She is definitely in her terrible twos early on & I always try to make the excuse for her that she's "still a baby" but lately it seems that she definitely knows that when we tell her no and mean it she is quick to throw herself on the floor and bang her head on purpose. Not to mention the very loud screaming/crying pretty much all day long because we do tell her no alot due to her wanting to get into things she shouldn't be. We have two other kids...


Above Ground Pools

hey my hubby wants to get a small above ground pool nothing major i found...

Disrespect & Disobedience

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My in Laws and Family Feel like They Are Entitled to Keep My Child

My DS's father is the favorite in his family and his sister, mother and other family members feel like they will babysit my son when they want to regardless if I am comfortable or not. I have let my mom and his god mom babysit but that's it. They really make me angry with their slick comments. anytime they call if I have the time I take my child to see them. I have no problem with them wanting to be in his life but they were so disrespectful during my pregnancy and after he was born I do not feel comfortable around them. I have told his...


So Who Won?

Honestly, I don't know but I am happy to have finally seen something I could...


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Picking Friends in 1St Grade

In my daughter's first grade class, there are two helpers per day. One of their privilidges is that they get to pick a friend to sit with them in a special chair during rug time. The other day, a child accidentally picked two and one had to sit down feeling rejected. This was a fluke accident. I can't help thinking that there are many in the class hoping to be picked and who may never or may infrequently get picked. I confronted the teacher and her explanation was that this type of exercise is a life lesson. The more they...


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2 Yr Old Hitting

I have a 2 yr old that has been hitting me and my husband quite a bit. If he doesn't get his way, he gets very frustrated and immediately lashes out at us. We have been assertive by saying 'no', but he tends to laugh at us and we aren't sure how to address this behavior. Also, what do you do if you are out in public and they are frustrated you are making them leave something fun and they start hitting. Time out seems like a great idea but not easy when you are running errands! Please help!

Legal Trouble

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Marriage in Trouble

Im a 21 year old mother of two (8 weeks and 2 years old) married to my high school sweetheart for 2 years after being together for 4. Now i dont even know why i feel inlove with him! I have been a stay at home mother since my first child was born and i dont hardly ever laugh now because all i know is cleaning cooking and watching tv...I use to be such a outgoing person with lots of friends and intrest and now i couldnt tell you what i would do for fun if i had someone to do things with. My husband will not do anything i like doing (dancing,...


Self Esteem

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Trying to Boost My 5 Yr. Old Daughter's Self Esteem.

Hi I'm having a little problem with my daughter and her class mates at school. They keep telling her they don't want to be her friend, because she doesn't have teeth & wears glasses. Or they'll just stop being her friend out of no were. I know they're just kids, but it REALLY breaks my heart watching my daughter getting put down like that. I see her always trying to get the little girls attention in order to play with her but they'll just ignore her. She seems to always be the follower instead of leading. I feel like she doesn't have enough...


Sports and Kids??

My son is 8 going to be 9 in a couple of months. He is in Karate right now...


I Hate to Be at Home

I have been with my partner for 10 yrs and have taking alot from him. he...

Social Skills

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Is First Years or Evenflo Breast Pumps Any Good?

When my son and daughter were born premature, the WIC offices where I lived provided a motorized Medella pump supplied from a medical supply store. Obviously this was very good. I know that Medellas are sold in Target but I also seen other brands. Is there an "off" brand ie, Evenflo, First Years, etc. that is comparable but without the price??



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Tantrums and Whining- What Is Going On!?

I feel like I've reached the end of my rope and have zero patience or sanity left! I don't know what to do with my daughter anymore. She's 2.5 and has always been pretty headstrong and vocal, but the last few months have been getting worse, sometimes I feel like I can't even enjoy her because I'm so "on edge" and stressed :( I'm ok with occasional 2 year old tantrums (she is a twin so I hear plenty of those!), but she's now getting to the point where she has a tantrum after any/every one of these situations throughout the day: me telling...


Tantrums at 6 Months?

My 6 1/2 month old son is now in the habit of making this extremely annoying...


Is This a Tantrum?

Recently, my 16 month old son has started crying much more frequently than...

Testing Limits

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Behavioral Problems & Antihistamines?

My 2-and-a-half-year-old son has had a cough for the past three months. I know this is now considered a chronic cough. At times it is very productive and at other times it seems to be a dry cough. It is usually worse at night and then in the morning, at times bringing him to or near vomiting and turning his poor little face red. He did have RSV this past winter. He has been on two different antibiotics for this cough over the past three months and nothing changed. He has no fever and no real other allergy symptoms. He has no known allergies...