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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

ADHD in girls?

I read a mommyblog recently (still a thing!) that sent me into a "ADHD is different in girls than boys!" google spiral.  My kindergartener (age 6) meets basically all the criteria (aside from things that don't apply to kindergarten). We've been working with her school counselor already on thing...

Gratitude 2022

I thought it might be nice to have a place to share things we are grateful for too!   I'm so happy for this week's weather!   Loving it!!! Anonymous poster hash: a2c5c...0f9 ...

Any one implement phone free nights with their tweens/teens?

We are trying to implement 2-3 evenings without phone usage and are interested in what works for other parents of the 12+ crowd. We used to do downtime via apple and had app limits set for social media, but it was a constant battle of asking for more time and arguing about how strict we are. I agree...

Bars where I can get a good mock tail?

Does anyone have suggestions on the north side for bars or restaurants with a bar you can sit at that have good mocktails? ...


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