toddlers

Helping a shy preschooler become more confident

How can I encourage my bashful preschooler to open up and break out of his shell? 

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Feeding your picky eater

All my five-year-old will eat is mushroom soup and macaroni and cheese. Then, an hour later, she is “starving.” This can’t be healthy! What can I do to encourage her to eat a wider range of healthier food? 

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Potty training woes: What's holding your child back?

We've been trying to potty train our son since he turned two years old, so far without success. We've been at it for several months now, but we're not making any progress. Is this normal?

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When your preschooler is jealous of your newborn

My firstborn adjusted very well when we brought home his baby sister. Now suddenly, he is jealous of her and hits her when he thinks I am not looking. He just turned two. How should I handle this?

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Stuttering: What's serious and what's not?

My toddler has been having difficulty getting his words out from time to time. I don’t know whether to regard this as a serious case of stuttering or stammering, or whether it’s just a normal part of speech development. Can you help me tell the difference?

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