popular topics in 'bad' habits

  • Babies and Toddlers
    Thumb-Sucking
    Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit
    Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit Childproofing Bad-tasting solutions that you can apply to your preschooler's thumb have a serious drawback. If your child rubs his eyes, the solution may sting or irritate them. Some dentists insist that thumb s...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    'Bad' Habits
    Identifying Bad Habits in Preschoolers
    Identifying Bad Habits in Preschoolers This article focuses on bad habits rather than bad behavior, because behavior that troubles you becomes a problem only when it becomes habitual. All preschoolers behave in ways that parents wish they would...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Saying 'No'
    Don't Overuse the Word "No"
    Don't Overuse the Word "No" Q-tip Be positive. Parents often forget that a toddler's social behavior is motivated not only by a desire to avoid displeasing others (especially parents), but also by a genuine desire to please. All too often, pare...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Tantrums
    Tackling Tantrums, Biting, Hair Pulling, and More
    Tackling Tantrums, Biting, Hair Pulling, and More Perhaps the biggest trouble that little ones cause their parents is when they throw temper tantrums, and engage in hitting, biting, hair pulling, and other violent acts. It's a Good Idea! Kids a...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Saying 'No'
    Toddlers Saying "No"
    Toddlers Saying "No" It's a Good Idea! Think about how hard it would be to live in a house set up for giants-chairs, tables, and sinks too tall, drawers too heavy, stairs too steep. Making your house more child-friendly will enable your little ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    'Bad' Habits
    When a Child Is a Dawdler
    Dawdling at any age is not normal behavior. It is learned behavior. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Saying Bad Words
    Bathroom Talk
    An increased interest in bathroom behavior and talk is normal for children at certain stages of development, but don't let it get out of hand. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Thumb-Sucking
    Ten-Year-Old Sucks Thumb
    Find out what our expert has to say about a ten-year-old who is still sucking her thumb. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Biting
    My Toddler Is Biting
    Biting is a normal behavior in toddlers, and there's little need for serious intervention. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Pacifier Use
    Weaning Off Pacifier
    Learn the best method for weaning a child from the pacifier. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Thumb-Sucking
    Three-Year-Old Sucking Thumb
    Is it possible to teach a three-year-old that sucking her thumb is a bad habit? ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Thumb-Sucking
    Five-Year-Old Still Sucking Thumb
    Find out whether thumb sucking is harmful to a child's teeth. ...
  • Kids
    Lying
    Three-Year-Old Is Lying
    An expert reassures a mother that it is normal for three-year-olds to lie. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    'Bad' Habits
    Bowel Control Problems in Six-Year-Old
    Learn the best way to handle bowel control problems in school-age children. ...