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Q. My one-month-old has been spitting up frequently and is very fussy beforehand. I have ruled out diaper changes, over-stimulation, and anything else that might be making her overly fussy. She... more
Q.  I have a two and a half year old toddler boy named Jacob. He is very active and healthy, though he is very small for his age. Jacob frequently gets nosebleeds, sometimes three times a day.... more
Q. What are your thoughts on probiotics, where live cultures of bacteria are used to replenish the good bacteria that might have been wiped out after taking too many antibiotics? How does this... more
Q  How can I get my 13-month-old to stop biting, pulling hair, and pinching? I am trying to teach him sign language so he can express himself in other ways. I was given advice from numerous... more
My daughter is about to start all-day school. Class runs from 8:30 to 3:30 -- that seems like a long day for a 5-year-old. How can I help her to adjust?
Q  My husband and I are at odds over parenting styles. I believe in attachment parenting, but he believes this is just complete spoiling. What can we do to come to a meeting of the minds? [... more
Q  My eight-year-old daughter is a very picky eater and won't even sit still at the dinner table. This is not usually a problem at home, but now we're traveling cross-country to spend... more
Q  I did not want to have children, but one year after I got married I found out I was pregnant. My husband was thrilled, but I wasn't. After four months, I still don't feel that all-consuming... more
Q. Our problem is our 4-year-old daughter is teasing other children. How can we get her to stop?   A. One of the most important character traits you want to teach your children is... more
Q  My child is 2 years old, and we're planning to put him in preschool. What factors should we consider when selecting one? A: My first piece of advice: Don't feel pressured to... more