Q&A: Child Pulling on Tongue and Sticking Tongue Out

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior, Child Development

My daughter has always done strange thing with her tongue. From the second she was born, she had been sticking it out.  Now she is pulling on it. She even refuses to drink from a sippy cup. Some children whose tongues protrude from their mouths do so because they have low muscle tone in their mouth, lips and jaw. Some children …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: Child Pulling on Tongue and Sticking Tongue Out

Q&A: 4 Year Old Was Potty Trained, But Now Won’t Poop in the Toilet

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior, Child Development

My oldest boy (of 3) just turned 4 last week. He self-potty trained at 2 1/2 but would not poop in the potty. When my youngest was born 4 months ago (so, when my son was about 3 1/2), he started pooping in the potty, but reluctantly. Now, he has completely abandoned the potty and will instead hold in his …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 4 Year Old Was Potty Trained, But Now Won’t Poop in the Toilet

Q&A: Adopted Daughter Behaving Younger Than She Is

Day2DayParenting Adoption, Behavior, Challenging Behavior, Resources

My question is about my adopted Russian daughter, now 12 but adopted at 2, with issues regarding social interaction as she was always behaving about 3 or 4 years younger than her peers. Now she is in middle school and getting more withdrawn and ostracized by peers. These seem to be developmental problems and she has been in after school …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: Adopted Daughter Behaving Younger Than She Is

Q&A: Adopted Son Doesn’t Want to Eat or Drink

Day2DayParenting Adoption, Behavior, Challenging Behavior, Child Routines, Mealtime, Resources

My husband and I just adopted a 17 month boy from Russia. He is at the 25 percentile for both height and weight. However, since arriving home he has begun refusing to drink or eat. He acts hungry, but then only takes a few sips or a few bites then turns his head, arches away from me, seals his lips …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: Adopted Son Doesn’t Want to Eat or Drink

Q&A: My Kindergartener is Having Behavior Problems

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

My 6 year old has been getting in a lot of trouble at school lately. He is having a hard time listening; he has had to have his seat moved in class 3 times, and has a bit of an attitude. The majority of his bad behavior is during unstructured time, so I figured he was just bored. After getting …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: My Kindergartener is Having Behavior Problems

Q&A: My Son Is Hitting and Throwing Chairs in Daycare

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

My 3-year old son has been dismissed from a second daycare because of hitting and throwing chairs and I am at my wits end. I am a single mother and his dad has never been in his life because he’s incarcerated. He’s had timeouts (that don’t work), had his toys taken away along with television (he’s ok with this) and I’ve …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: My Son Is Hitting and Throwing Chairs in Daycare

Q&A: How to Handle Violent & Severe Temper Tantrums

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

I have a 4 yr old little girl and she throws violent uncontrollable temper tantrums. I’ve taken her to her PCP and she says every kid does it. It will start over anything even the smallest thing. She lost her red color, she doesn’t want to wear that, she wants to eat something else, her TV show ended. Anyway, these …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: How to Handle Violent & Severe Temper Tantrums

Q&A: How Can I Handle a Bad Temper Tantrum?

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

My daughter has a bad temper tantrum where she throws herself on the floor and hits her head. She would also throw things at people. I really don’t know what to do. It also got so bad that she took a glass off a table and almost broke it. I don’t want this to get any worse. You did not …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: How Can I Handle a Bad Temper Tantrum?

Q&A: 4 Year Old Won’t Stop Chewing Objects

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

I have a 4 1/2 year old niece who chews on anything and everything. Her biting of objects seems to be getting worse. She chews toys, crayons, furniture, etc. She recently leaned over and bit the family’s couch and put a hole in the leather. All of her dolls have chewed up feet and hands. She chews holes in the …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 4 Year Old Won’t Stop Chewing Objects

Q&A: My 2 Year Old is Biting at Day Care

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

I need to know how to handle my two year old when she is biting at day care. The owner of the center is threatening to remove her if this problem continues. Biting is a very common behavior in toddlers and really, among developmentalists is considered a “typical” though challenging behavior or stage that some (not all) children go through. …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: My 2 Year Old is Biting at Day Care