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“Is it normal?” As parents, we’ve asked that question about our child’s behavior countless times. (Hint: Most of the time, it’s normal.) But just because a child’s behavior is normal doesn’t mean it doesn’t need to be addressed, whether it’s separation anxiety on the first day of school or potty-training regression. How do you handle these typical behaviors, and how do you know when developmentally normal conduct veers into something that may require professional help?

 

Check out articles written by pros and parents alike, along with our many videos on behavior: Chicago experts lead you through common issues like separation anxiety, potty-training and bullying, and offer strategies on how to manage them. And when you need quick reassurances and resources, our discussion forum has your back.

Why kids lie, and why it's okay
“Rachel did it,” I insisted, at three years old, when my parents asked why there was blue ink on our ecru walls and white couch. I was informing them that my sister, their devious daughter, was to bla...
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How to make potty training your toddler fun. Yes, fun.
So your child is about to begin this huge stage of independent self-care and you have a million questions. Are they ready? Is it going to be a complete disaster? Will they cry? Will you? On the f...
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Potty training regression: possible causes and what to do about it
While nighttime control often occurs years later, mastering daytime bladder and bowel control is a process which takes, on average, six months for a child to complete. Urine and stool accidents are co...
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Discussions

Tipping a cleaning service

In the past, I’ve always used a cleaner that I found on my own and tipped accordingly   today, I’m using a service for the first time. They brought 3 women to do the deep clean-one of whom is the owner. Todays cleaning will be expensive …no prob  Moving forward, , 2 women will...

Menopause-how did you get through

I saw some old posts but thought I'd get an update--pls share the hardest parts & what helped you. There is so little info out there.... ...

Worrying- how to keep in check

How do you keep yourself for spiraling when you are worried about your kid/s.  One of our children has been having a hard time- at home and at school (mid-elementary).  They are smart, creative and often absolutely a pleasure to be around, but struggle with emotional regulation and in social groups....

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Relational aggression in boys - how to handle (long)

My son is 8 and he’s been complaining with increasing frequency about his best friend at school. They’ve been inseparable friends for years - but now this boy commonly says things like “you’re not my friend anymore” or “you can’t be my friend if you like thing X or thing Y” or tells other kids to no...


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