Child Behavior

Children Sleep Issues

Prevention Of Sleep Problems

Prevention Of Sleep Problems

Parents want their children to go to bed without resistance and to sleep through the night. They look forward to a time when they can again have 7 or 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Newborns, however,(Continue Reading...)

Night Terrors

Night Terrors

Night terrors are an inherited disorder in which a child tends to have dreams during deep sleep from which it is difficult to awaken. They occur in 2% of children and usually are not caused by psychol(Continue Reading...)

Nightmares

Nightmares

Nightmares are scary dreams that awaken a child. Occasional bad dreams are normal at all ages after about 6 months of age. When infants have a nightmare, they cry and scream until someone comes to the(Continue Reading...)

Discipline Issues

Time-Out: When It Doesn't Seem To Be Working

Time-Out: When It Doesn't Seem To Be Working

Some parents become discouraged with time-out. Their child repeats misbehavior immediately after release from time-out. Some children refuse to go to time-out or won't stay there. None of these exampl(Continue Reading...)

Time Out Technique

Time Out Technique

Time-out consists of immediately isolating a child in a boring place for a few minutes whenever she misbehaves. Time-out is also called quiet time, thinking time, or cooling-off time. Time-out has the(Continue Reading...)

Stubborn Toddler

Stubborn Toddler

Negativism is a normal phase most children go through between 18 months and 3 years of age. It begins when children discover they have the power to refuse other people's requests. They respond negativ(Continue Reading...)

Issues With Younger Children

Toilet Training Resistance (Encopresis And Daytime Wetting)

Toilet Training Resistance (Encopresis And Daytime Wetting)

Children who refuse to be toilet trained either wet themselves, soil themselves, or try to hold back their bowel movements (thus becoming constipated). Many of these children also refuse to sit on the(Continue Reading...)

Soiling From Constipation: Preschooler

Soiling From Constipation: Preschooler

A child who passes bowel movements (BMs) into her underwear has a problem called soiling or encopresis. Many children who are soiling small amounts several times a day are severely constipated or bloc(Continue Reading...)

Toilet Training Basics

Toilet Training Basics

Your child is toilet trained when, without any reminders, he walks to the potty, undresses, urinates or has a bowel movement, and pulls up his pants. Some children will learn to control their bladders(Continue Reading...)