All posts filed under: Situation Room

Situation: My toddler keeps biting his peers. What to do.

Source: Toddlers and Biting: Finding the Right Response Feb 22, 2016 Trying your best to understand the underlying cause of the biting will help you develop an effective response. Children bite in order to cope with a challenge or fulfill a need. Over time, and with assistance, your child will stop biting and use more appropriate ways to express her needs. (Credit: Zoeytoja / Advertisements

Situation: Baby’s First Tooth!

Baby’s First Tooth: 7 Facts Parents Should Know Advice from The American Academy of Pediatrics By: Dina DiMaggio, MD, FAAP & Julie Cernigliaro, DMD 1) Most babies will develop teeth between 6 and 12 months. There is a wide range of variability of when a first tooth may appear—some babies may not have any teeth by their first birthday! Around 3 months of age, babies will begin exploring the world with their mouth and have increased saliva and start to put their hands in their mouth.

Situation: You Think Your Baby Has Colic

Expert Advice on Colic:  From The Mayo Clinic By Mayo Clinic Staff Colic is a frustrating condition marked by predictable periods of significant distress in an otherwise well-fed, healthy baby. Babies with colic often cry more than three hours a day, three days a week for three weeks or longer. Nothing you do to try to help your baby during these episodes seems to bring any relief.

Situation: My Kids Are Fighting!

Boosting Sibling Harmony Written by: Dr. Michele Borba, Parenting Expert I’ll never forget the time one of my kids accused me of one of the truly Deadly Mommy Sins: “Loving the Other Brother More.” To make things even worse, my girlfriend was the one to convey my youngest child’s feelings to me. “Did you know that your youngest, precious child thinks you love your second offspring more?” I can remember not only her words, but where she relayed them to me.