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How can you deal with tantrums without spanking?
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First, we have to understand, why tantrums are so common at that age. From what I understand as a parent, at this age kids want to express a lot more than they are able to. This leads to a lot of ...

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How can we discipline our toddler?
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From you description you are not doing timeouts right. I did the Supernanny method (not sure if she is known in your part of the world). Basic rules: Timeout lasts as many minutes as your child's ...

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What is the impact on kids of having two working parents?
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You are asking very difficult question. I grew up with a working mom in a former Soviet Union, and most of my classmates had working moms. I don't think it had any negative impact. On the positive ...

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What is the least problematic age difference between siblings?
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From the point of view of the mother and child's health, spacing pregnancies is important. The minimal recommended time between pregnancies varies from 18 month to at least 2 ½ years to 3 years.

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Can pacifier-use interfere with breastfeeding?
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I believe you got a wrong advice regarding breastfeeding (As far as I know pediatricians get little to no training in breastfeeding so their advice regarding breastfeeding should be taken with a grain ...

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When to allow children to consume sugar/candy/sweets/junk?
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I would say, when your child starts asking for something you deem sweet or junk. For example, if you are at a party, and everybody eats a cake and you son seems interested, give him a small piece. Not ...

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4 year old steals toys from baby brother
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This is pretty normal for siblings, and there are a lot of factors in play. The toy somebody plays with always seems more interesting. There is a book Siblings without Rivalry which discusses it in ...

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What are the pros and cons of a chicken-pox party vs immunization?
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There was a report recently that chicken pox vaccine sharply reduced deaths from chicken pox in US. We think that chicken pox is not dangerous but before the vaccine there were around 100 deaths and ...

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Abusive behavior of 12 years old son
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Looks like there is a lot of jealousy going on which has not been resolved for a long time. I suggest reading Siblings Without Rivalry. It addresses different scenarios and gives suggestion on what to ...

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Nearly 2 and doesn't comprehend speech
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I believe at this age kids are supposed to understand simple commands. I would be concerned and bring it up with the pediatrician. If you are in US your state's Early Intervention program should be ...

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How can a parent remain sane? How do you keep your energy and temper?
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Get out of the house. Put raincover on a stroller and just walk around. Go to library - this is the best. In US they often have a space for kids with toys and baby books. Go to the mall. IKEA (if you ...

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How can we make a long road trip pleasant for a toddler and the parents?
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Maximize baby's sleeping time during the drive. Drive through the night if possible arriving in the morning. Keep him entertained, bring new toys. Have one adult seat in the back with the child. ...

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Controlled crying isn't working at night. What are my options?
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There is might be something going on which does not let you daughter fall asleep at night, e.g.: She is too hot She is too cold Her PJ is bothering her (if it is synthetic try cotton) She is too ...

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How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home?
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It seems to me that the other possible reasons for this behavior is: Your son does not like other people to see him doing his business or the result of it. He is attached to his potty and does not ...

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Why does my child eat so slowly?
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Slow eating is healthy: it cuts number of calories we consume and prevents overeating. Mediterranean diet is considered to be one of the healthiest, and Mediterranean people do take their time to eat. ...

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What is the optimal way to store and use pumped breast milk?
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You should never microwave the milk. The only way to warm up the milk is under warm running water which takes some time but it is acceptable. There are special bags available for freezing milk which ...

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Can warm air humidifiers be bad for a child's cough?
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I don't have a humidifier but over the time I've read about following issues with humidifiers: Bacteria growth The danger of burns from steam vaporizer. White dust from minerals in the water I ...

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Is it healthy for toddlers to play outside when it is cold?
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When I read the title I thought you were talking about temperatures below freezing, but even then my answer would've been the same. I believe that going outside as much as possible, even when it is ...

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How can I help my daughter stop puking in our car?
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Probably there is no easy solution, but as a person who gets car sick pretty often I would suggest the following: Try different car if possible. Car (and driver) do make a difference. Try driving her ...

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What games are good to play with teens in the car?
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A great game which can be played for hours is Contact: A word master thinks of a word and says the first letter, for example C If one of the players thinks of a word which starts with this letter , ...

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What safety gate can I use at the top of my stairs?
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I was struggling with this issue as well. Very few gates are suitable for top of stairs, i.e. pressure mount gates can be knocked out easily when applied some weight on top of the stairs and then you ...

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How do you establish good sleeping habits after dealing with colic?
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Many parents face this issue around this time. Basically there are two approaches: So called CIO (Cry it out) No crying The idea of CIO is that children need to learn to fall asleep on their own ...

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5 year old child causing problems at school
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I noticed that my son's behavior worsens after vacation. I find that the following helps to get it better: Schedule - get him in bed on time No electronics and TV A lot of time outside to get his ...

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How can we make our newborn breastfeed less frequently?
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This will pass soon enough. In the meantime I would recommend that your wife relaxes her standards about what needs to be done. Four year olds are pretty capable of taking care about a lot of things ...

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Is my baby short for her age?
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According to this average height for 13 months old girl is 75.2 cm and average weight is 9.2 kg. So your baby's height seems pretty normal. However, at this age the growth trend is important. Your ...

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How can I help my child handle peer pressure regarding television?
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Kids these days don't watch that much television because there are other things like video games and Internet to keep them occupied. You say that you you want to limit the TV Viewing time not ...

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When and how is circumcision done?
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In US, if there are no complications with foreskin and you want a hospital circumcision, normally your OB/GYN (since she is trained as a surgeon and your pediatrician is not) would perform a ...

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How do we get our toddler to gain weight?
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I would add proteins (meat, beans) and more frequent meals (may be with healthy snacks in between if it does not spoil her appetite) to the answers since you mention that she is not picky just does ...

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How do you stop a toddler from trying to get into bed with her parents in the middle of the night?
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This is probably just a phase which will soon pass. What worked for me in similar circumstances is allowing my son to come to our bed for 5 minutes (and I would tell him that he could home for 5 ...

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Anything wrong with eggs and bacon every day for my kids' breakfast?
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According to this page even adults should not eat more than 4 yolks per week because of high amount of cholesterol. Other breakfast alternatives could be granola, less sugary cereal or hot cereal (...

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