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Helpful Tips to Reduce Sibling Rivalry!

2013-05-08T12:41:10+00:00

("Many thanks to my extremely knowledgeable and wonderful friend and colleague Nancy Cohen, M.A. for writing this very helpful and informative article. BTW, personally I LOVE #5 - so brilliant! You can find out more about Nancy Cohen, Child Development and Behavior Specialist at her website www.nancygcohen.com." - Dr. Deb) Let’s face it – siblings [...]

Helpful Tips to Reduce Sibling Rivalry!2013-05-08T12:41:10+00:00

How to Manage ADHD Effectively WITHOUT the Use of Medication (Part I)

2012-10-02T06:23:20+00:00

How to Manage ADHD Effectively WITHOUT the Use of Medication (Part 1 of a series) Dear Dr. Deb, Our 7-year-old son was just diagnosed with ADHD. Our pediatrician has recommended that we start him on medication, however my husband and I are hesitant to put him on medication this young. We are hoping that maybe [...]

How to Manage ADHD Effectively WITHOUT the Use of Medication (Part I)2012-10-02T06:23:20+00:00

Dr. Pontillo addresses an ‘icky situation’ – Pooping on the Floor!

2012-10-09T12:26:11+00:00

Dr. Deb addresses an ‘icky situation’ – Pooping on the Floor! Dear Dr. Deb, What do you do when your 4-year-old tries to exert control over you?  Today while taking a bath my 4-year-old daughter decided she wanted to poop and pee on the floor of the bathroom.  She began a yelling screaming fit when [...]

Dr. Pontillo addresses an ‘icky situation’ – Pooping on the Floor!2012-10-09T12:26:11+00:00

My Top 5 Potty Training Mistakes – and how to avoid them!

2013-05-03T12:48:55+00:00

Ok, so listen, we are all human, and no one can say that potty training a toddler is easy!There will be bumps along the road. However, to make this journey as seamless as possible, take a look at these top 5 most common mistakes (and how not to make them!) in order to ensure a [...]

My Top 5 Potty Training Mistakes – and how to avoid them!2013-05-03T12:48:55+00:00

What do I do when I think my child has ADHD?

2023-01-30T21:36:57+00:00

Hi Dr. Deb, I was referred to you by my friend. She said you would be able to help me with my son. Earlier this week during a parent teacher conference his teacher and I came to the conclusion that he should be looked at for ADD/ADHD. He is a good hearted child he just [...]

What do I do when I think my child has ADHD?2023-01-30T21:36:57+00:00

5 Easy Tips to Reduce your Toddler’s Aggressive Behaviors

2013-02-22T14:50:40+00:00

HI Dr. Deb, I am wondering if you have suggestions for my 2 1/2 year old in preschool. He has been throwing sand, pushing kids down (dad taught him to wrestle), taking toys out of other kids hands and throwing them and not doing well during free play/choice time. He does GREAT in circle time [...]

5 Easy Tips to Reduce your Toddler’s Aggressive Behaviors2013-02-22T14:50:40+00:00

My Top 3 Essential Parenting New Years Resolutions!

2013-01-02T17:22:56+00:00

Happy New Year to all my readers. Here's wishing you all the very best for you and your family in 2013. With the ringing in of the New Year often comes resolutions, hopes, and promises - those we make to ourselves and our children. Yesterday, I received a question from a mother in my practice [...]

My Top 3 Essential Parenting New Years Resolutions!2013-01-02T17:22:56+00:00
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