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Here's an easy way to use toy blocks to assess your child's developing temperament.

When my son throws a fit, should I lock him in his room, or would that send a bad message?

How can we help our 22-month-old granddaughter stop biting other children at day care?

What does a parent do if a child won’t stay in timeout?

Will my 3-year-old daughter have orthodontic problems in the future from still using a pacifier?

 Play is a child’s work. As he plays, he has a chance to relive his experiences, ask questions about his world and, most of all, act out his dreams.

Our 6-year-old wets the bed and can't sleep through the night, waking us up two to four times every night. What can we do?

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