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 3 1/2-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...
Self Care Tips After a Disaster

Self Care Tips After a Disaster

  “Dr. Linda, now that the hurricane is over I feel like freaking out but I’m worried about my daughter and how it will affect her.”   How you cope during and after a disaster influences how well your kids will cope.The better your self-care , the better you will...
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...