Sibling rivalry- part two

Sibling rivalry- part two

“Dr. Linda, James my 3-year-old was almost potty trained when I brought my new baby girl home. Now he won’t even go near the potty! I’m so frustrated. What can I do? Is this sibling rivalry?   This is definitely your three-year-olds way of showing...
Dealing with sibling jealousy – Part one

Dealing with sibling jealousy – Part one

“Dr. Linda. Since I brought my new baby boy home from the hospital, my 3-year-old has become very naughty and is doing all sorts of things she knows she’s not supposed to do! What is going on? Is this sibling jealousy? What should I do?” What’s...
Three fun easy ways to prevent temper tantrums

Three fun easy ways to prevent temper tantrums

“Dr. Linda, my 31/2-year-old son Manny is throwing a lot of temper tantrums since his baby sister was born. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?” It’s very normal for Manny to feel jealous after his sister gets home from the hospital. After...
Changing your newborn’s diaper

Changing your newborn’s diaper

“Dr. Linda, I’m due in 2 weeks. Which type of newborn diaper should I use? Can you give me some tips on how to change my newborn’s diaper?” When deciding which type of newborn diaper to use you may want to consider convenience, cost and how the...
Help Your Child Cope After a Disaster

Help Your Child Cope After a Disaster

“Dr. Linda, since the hurricane my three-year-old has started biting his baby sister. Is this normal?  How can I protect the baby?  What should I do?”   Children of different ages tend to have different responses to stress. To help your child cope well...

What Parents Need to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

With hurricane Irma on its way toward Florida, I thought this would be a helpful blog for parents who need to prepare for a natural disaster.   What you need to prepare for a natural disaster if you have kids:   Water: One gallon per person per day is a good guideline...