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Children of parents with a mental illness need to be reassured that none of that parent’s trouble nor the family’s pain is their fault.

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

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

 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?

How can I help my active 4-year-old son be accepted by his teachers?  

A mother worries about providing proper nutrition to her child who hates to eat vegetables

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