Preparing Siblings: Child

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My 5 Year Old Refuses to Eat

A.G. asks from Casper

Hi, my 5 year old refuses to eat nearly everything I put in front of him. He likes Hamburger Helper, PB&J, Hamburgers, Tacos, Macaroni, Chicken Nuggets and fries. Oth...


Advice for 6 Year Old with Irrational Fears

J.F. asks from Atlanta

My 6 year old son recently started thinking about death. After he goes to bed, he will get up and come into our room crying because "he is afraid of dying, and he doe...


5 Year Old with No Attention Span

J.N. asks from Seattle

Hello, My 5 year old son is in Kindergarten. He is a great kid and gets along well with others. The problem that we are having seems to be his attention span. He'...


How to Prepare My Son to Have a Little Brother or Sister

A.P. asks from Boise

I am expecting my second child in November and am wondering how to prepare my son for this change! He will be two years old in December. I am just wondering if you ma...


Any Anger Management Techniques for 5 Year Old Boy?

M.L. asks from Los Angeles

My 5 year old can get SO angry! He then screams, seeths, crys, throws stuff and sometimes hits others. How can I help him? This morning he wanted to play on the co...


5 Year Old Still Wet His Pants - Need Advice

A.N. asks from San Luis Obispo

My 5 year old son still wets his pants sometimes. He does go to the bathroom and uses the toilet by himself sometimes (so I know he can) but I tend to remind him to ...


How to Tell 5-Year-old That We're Losing Her Grandpa..

M.B. asks from Milwaukee

Hi helpful mamas... You always have such great advice for me... today I am beside myself. For the past couple of years my Dad has been battling cancer. He lives hal...


Daughter Terrified of Pain and Is Due for Her 5 Year Old Immunizations

E.K. asks from Seattle

Hi. My tender five year old daughter gets very worried about pain. When she had a sliver last week, she had a complete panic attack/meltdown when anticipating us pu...


How to Prepare Toddler for a New Sibling

C.P. asks from Dallas

Hubby and I are thrille to be expecting baby #3 but I'm worried about my toddler's reaction. I have two children ages 9 and 2. My 9 year old is super excited so no wo...


How Else to Prepare?

D.M. asks from Sioux City

Any suggestions on how else to prepare my daughter (21 mths) for her upcoming sibling that will be here in Dec? We take her to my appointments, talk to her about bab...