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Bedtime Struggles

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Ages 2-4 Bedtime Struggles  What to do when your child has trouble going to bed Most young children have times when they don’t want to go to bed or don’t want to stay in bed. There are many reasons why. Sometimes it’s hard for children to be separated from their parents at night. They don’t like to stop playing. And it’s natural for ...

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Children's Fears

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Ages 4-6 Children's Fears  How you can help A dark room, a monster in the closet, flushing water. The world can be a scary place for a child.  Children are fearful of many things.  Two-year-olds are often afraid of the toilet, especially the flushing water.  Three-year-olds are often afraid of dogs and other animals.  Four- and 5-year-o...

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Crying and How You Can Cope

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Birth -2 Years Crying and How You Can Cope Crying can be upsetting to a parent. But there are some things you can do to help yourself cope.  All babies cry. It’s their way of telling us something is wrong. Sometimes they don’t feel well. Sometimes they are hungry. Crying changes during the first 6 months of life. Many babies do not cry a...

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Following Directions

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Ages 2-4 Following Directions Getting your child to comply Getting small children to do what you want them to do is not always easy. They may ignore you, or, if they’re old enough, simply say, “no.” Sometimes, they may say they will do what you want, then never get around to doing it. This kind of behavior can make you angry and frustrate...