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My son is 2-and-1/2. He speaks in sentences but his verbal exchanges are more descriptive than interactive. Should I worry? 

Is it okay for a mother to take a bath with her child?  And when is a child too old for this?  

I have an almost 4-year-old daughter who is extremely bossy – to me, to our family, to other children. Any advice?

What are your opinions of how TV watching affects young children? I can control what shows they watch but I’m more concerned about TV’s impact on a child’s development.

A parent seeks advice about a 3-year-old's potty training habits.

Families under stress today need the rituals of mealtimes more than ever to bring them together. 

A child’s behavior is both genetic and learned from modeling on parents. 

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