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  1. Sleep Patterns For Your Kids ›

    View the typical sleep requirements for children ages one month through twelve years and older.

  1. Terrible Twos ›

    “Acting out in the form of tantrums is not only common in toddlers, but also perfectly normal.” That’s fine, but please! How can I prevent it?

  1. Pros And Cons Of Preschool, Part 1 ›

    The necessity and value is discussed in a frank and hopefully unbiased manner. You must be the judge of what is best for your child. Base your decision on fact, not emotion.

  1. Normal Breast Development In An Adolescent Male ›

    Two-thirds of all males experience gynecomastia at mid-puberty. Is it a problem or not?

  1. Stop The Squabbling ›

    How ignoring conflicts and rewarding positive behavior can lead to a real difference in family harmony.

  1. Once The Game Begins, You Can’t Change The Rules ›

    A look at the essential ingredients to responsible parenting.

  1. When Children Tantrum, Part 2 ›

    Older children who tantrum are discouraged. They don’t know how to get their needs met through appropriate behavior. Parents can assist their child to learn positive ways of getting the attention, power and control that he wants. The process may not be quick, but with commitment, consistency, and follow through harmony can reign in your family.

  1. Symptoms Of Mood Disorder ›

    A look at mood disorders.

  1. When Children Tantrum, Part 1 ›

    Temper tantrums in children often bring out parental feelings of inadequacy, helplessness, or revenge. These responses do not effectively assist a child during a tantrum. In this two-part article, we will explore strategies that allow both parent and child to emerge from a tantrum in integrity. This month focuses on tantrums in the very young child.

  1. Asperger’s Disorder ›

    The name Asperger’s was first noted by Hans Asperger in 1944, who described a syndrome of persons with normal intelligence who had a noticeable problem in social interactions with others, and had limited interests and behaviors, without delays in learning or language development.

  1. Bipolar Disorder: Does It “Happen” To Children? ›

    An examination of bipolar disorder, its diagnosis and treatment in children.

  1. Help! My Kid Won’t Eat ›

    Gain confidence in your ability to handle the picky eater.

  1. Childhood Depression ›

    Part 1 of a two part article on childhood depression.

  1. Oppositional Defiant Disorder. What is it? Does my child have it? What can we do? ›

    An examination of ODD and some coping methods for parents.

  1. Question & Answer: Moody ›

    A look at some of the reasons a 15-year-old might be moodier than when she was younger.

  1. Questions and Answers: Discipline ›

    Dr. Samson answers a patient's question about how to handle disciplining her child.

  1. Teens and Eating Disorders ›

    Yalom states that adolescence is the prime developmental age for the onset of eating disorders. (1) School-based surveys indicate that about 80% of high school students believe that they need to lose weight. (2) Over one-half of high school girls acknowledge that they have dieted; 20% of these admit to dangerous weight loss methods.

  1. When Your Child Is Afraid To Leave You ›

    Strategies to apply to help you and your child during this time of transition.

  1. Warning Signs of Violence ›

    An examination of risk factors for teen violence.

  1. When Children Steal: Part 2 ›

    Knowing what lies behind stealing helps parents recognize patterns that may be occurring in other parts of their child’s life. It also assists them in understanding needs that aren’t being met in his life so that you can teach him to meet them in socially appropriate and effective ways.

  1. Potty Training…When To Start? ›

    Find out when your child is ready to begin toilet training.

  1. When Children Steal: Part 1 ›

    Parents experience a multitude of feelings when they learn that their child took something that doesn’t belong to him. When they know how to handle the situation, their confidence is not shaken by the unfortunate news.

  1. Setting Limits With Your Teen ›

    An examination on setting and enforcing limits with your teen.

  1. Tics and Tourette Syndrome ›

    Dr. Theriot examines tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome.

  1. Violence Begets Violence? ›

    Ways of coping with on-screen violence.

  1. The Toddler Who Bites ›

    Dr. Theriot's advice on dealing with the biting toddler.

  1. You Have To Laugh: A Hidden Key ›

    Dr, Theriot relates the case of the missing keys.

  1. Questions & Answers: Night Terrors ›

    Learn how night terrors are different from nightmares.

  1. Discipline ›

    How to develop a uniform and consistent disciplinary approach.

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