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Dealing With Separation Issues at Daycare Drop-Off

Be strong when your child starts crying. Credit: Getty Images
You're out of the house on time, with the whole family fed and dressed for the day. Now comes the hard part: Saying goodbye at daycare as a tearful toddler begs you not to go. "It's...
You're out of the house on time, with the whole family fed and dressed for the day. Now comes the hard part: Saying goodbye at daycare as a tearful toddler begs you not to go.

Child Cries to Get Her Way - How Bad?

A letter came in from a father recently, and the part that stood out was: "My wife has a habit of just letting things go where I feel there might be the need to address a situation. This usually ends up with my daughter in my wife's arms in tear...

Opinion: The Real Reason Grown Men are Crying at 'Toy Story 3'

This is what it sounds like when dads cry. Illustration by Christopher Healy
Just like the majority of the adults in the audience with me, I was wiping tears from my cheeks as the credits rolled on "Toy Story 3". This was far from the fir...

How to Fight the Colic Baby Blues

Colic affects 25 percent of babies. Credit: Getty Images
Nothing kills the bliss of being a new mother quite like colic, a condition marked by hours of constant crying that afflicts 25 percent of all babies. Experts say they routinely se...

10 Tips to Soothe a Crying Baby

What to do when your baby cries? Relax. Credit: Pig Sty Avenue, Flickr
Like it or not, crying is a major form of communication for babies. "Babies cry hours and hours a day," says Amy Guiot, a clinical instructor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Ch...

Distraction Tactics: Comforting a Child Who Is Not Your Own

Occasionally, or even fairly frequently, I have in my care someone else's child. Occasionally, though thankfully not as frequently, someone else's child discovers she misses her own mother, or is in some other way suffering malaise, boredom, or angst...

Grown-up Reporter Dunks on Little Lad and Makes Him Cry

You know the saying, "Pick on someone your own size?" Tell that to this reporter from Chicago's WGN-TV, who played a little b-ball with a child and proceeded to dunk on him, yell in his face and make him cry. He almost redeemed himself. After...

Bus Bullying: Should I Intervene?

Dear AdviceMama: I have a 6-year-old son who is in first grade. Another child is being mean to him on the bus. My son stood up to the bully, but was crying at home when he recounted the story to me. This is not the first incident and I have sp...

Controversial Anti-Smoking Ad Targets Parents

Health officials in New York City want parents to quit smoking, so they're trying something novel: Terrorizing small children. In a new television ad, a 3-year-old boy walks with his mother in a busy train station. Suddenly, she disappears. The boy's...

Why A Good Cry May Not Be So Good For You

Crying is a big part of being a parent -- oh I don't mean to imply that parents cry a lot (although let's face it, nothing will bring you to tears faster than seeing your child hurt or in pain). I mean that as parents, we deal with crying on a daily ...

Binging after baby

Ever binged after you had a baby? You know you've been there.You played by all the health and safety rules during pregnancy. Maybe you even got healthy and in shape before the pregnancy in anticipation, which included not drinking. After the birth, ...

Rickrolling - a surefire colic cure?

Have you ever been Rickrolled? Not even sure what that is? Rickrolling is an internet bait and switch, generally, where a link is provided, ostensibly to some interesting and related content, but which actually turns out to be a link to a video of th...

Who teaches our kids violence, then?

A comment on a post I wrote yesterday was so interesting to me that I wanted to devote a whole post on it today. My son has been raised in a house where he's never seen violence. I have never hit him, I've never even swatted him -- no one has ever la...

Crying babies hazardous to your health

Who needs a highly scientific study to prove that theory? I'm living proof! As I sit here writing this article, I'm sporting a lovely burgeoning black eye from a 4 am head-banging last night. And I'm not speaking of the Enter Sandman variety, either....

The mega-meltdown

If you were in the San Carlos, California Office Depot yesterday around lunchtime or, for that matter, anywhere within a hundred mile radius, that ruckus you heard was Jared having a mega-meltdown. The kicking and screaming, the wailing and crying --...

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