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Questions about fat, calories, and cholesterol and the impact on a child's health.

How do I help an almost-6-year-old learn to handle disappointment and frustration? This is a child with big emotions, both positive and negative.

A parent wants to know the best way to encourage a child who is hesitant to take on new things.

Parents worry about their toddler who suddenly experiences lengthy night waking and will not go back to sleep.

A teacher ponders alternatives to medication for a child with ADHD.

A 6-month-old who is always kicking and is no longer on his schedule of nap taking and going to bed at 8 p.m. 

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