Q&A: Granddaughter is Very Possessive and Jealous of Other Grandchildren

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

I have two darling granddaughters. One will be 2 soon and the other is 19 months. They are both very different. My husband and I babysit the 2 year-old two nights a week from 6 to 9:30 p.m. My other little one lives in further away so we don’t see her as frequently. My inquiry is about jealousy. The two …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: Granddaughter is Very Possessive and Jealous of Other Grandchildren

Q&A: 3 Year Old Only Child Will Not Share

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

My daughter is 33 months and I have a few concerns about her social behavior. She seems to have a lot of issues playing with other children her age. I think it’s more of a possessive thing, but she refuses to share her toys with other children who come over for play dates at our house. She will rip toys …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 3 Year Old Only Child Will Not Share

Q&A: My 2 Year Old Does Not Listen Unless I Punish Him

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior, Discipline

My son is 2 and a half. He won’t listen to me unless I threaten to punish him. I have tried everything from time-outs to taking away his toys. He makes me lose my patience and sometimes I don’t know what to do. He’s extremely energetic and very fidgety. Is there something wrong with him or am I doing something …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: My 2 Year Old Does Not Listen Unless I Punish Him

Q&A: How Can We Get Our Daughter to Stop Ignoring Us?

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

My 4 year old daughter likes to ignore my husband and me when we talk to her or ask her with help in a specific task. What do we need to change to try and stop this behavior? There is an excellent article already written on this topic called “How to get your Preschoolers to Listen & Respect You“. The …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: How Can We Get Our Daughter to Stop Ignoring Us?

Q&A: We Moved to a New Home and My Child is Acting Out

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

My 6 year old is literally out of control. You tell him not to do something and he does it anyways; you yell at him for something and he still does it. He keeps running and jumping onto our new $1,500 living room set; he leaves trash laying around; he is always being loud and he has peed on the …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: We Moved to a New Home and My Child is Acting Out

Q&A: New Baby and Older Sibling is Acting Out

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

My niece just had another baby girl, and her other girl is 8 or 9 years old. We started to notice that she’s lying quite often and for no real reason. Is this normal? It would not be uncommon for a child of 8 or 9 to be acting out or showing jealousy in various ways (such as by lying) …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: New Baby and Older Sibling is Acting Out

Understanding the Needs of Our Children

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

Is my child trying to get my attention? The phone rings. You answer. Suddenly you hear, “Mommy, mommy, mommy!” while your child is clinging to your leg. A child who is constantly seeking your attention has not learned to enjoy playing for his/her own sake. The best way to deal with this is to ignore the child’s pleas for your …

Day2DayParentingUnderstanding the Needs of Our Children