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Continued Vaccination Avoidance – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Debbie, I was appalled to find out that a responsible young adult who, prior to the pandemic, often babysat for...

Firstborn Pressures – Good Parenting

By Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Debbie, I’m not a firstborn child but have seen how my older sister, and first-borns in other families that I...

Discipline Requires Teamwork – Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, I have three little ones and my biggest stressor right now is disagreeing with my husband on how to discipline them. I...

Speaking Two Languages – Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, I am the mother of two wonderful girls, a toddler and an almost three-year-old. I switch back and forth between speaking English...

Letting Go of Old Toys – Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, I need suggestions for helping my children let go of stuff, especially toys. My daughter, particularly, has the memory of an elephant...

Fear of Bugs – Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, My soon to be eight-year-old has developed a phobia of insects over the past year. This is the time of year we’d...

Explaining Juneteenth—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, My children, ages 5 and 7, were excited to attend the parade and festival in Annapolis to celebrate Juneteenth but they had...

Computer Melt Downs

Dear Dr. Debbie, I am so exhausted from supporting my six-year-old through this school year. She’s a high energy child and just doesn’t have the...

Oops-a-Daisy—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, It’s been great to resume visits with grandparents, since all the adults in the family are now vaccinated. We meet up at...

Troubles at Toddler Bedtime—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, We have an eighteen-month-old who cajoled his way to staying up w-a-a-y past his bedtime when Daddy was on duty and I...

Four-year-old Expectations—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, My family, including our youngest, age four, has been invited to a couple of outdoor events in the next few weeks. He’s...

“Normal” Teen-Age Behavior Has Risks—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, I am so relieved that children ages twelve and up can get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Our three children all fall into...

Vaccination Hesitation—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, Another mom and I met in an exercise class when we were first pregnant 10 years ago. Our combined 5 kids played...

Reluctant Book Reader—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie,My four-year-old has been much too squirmy to ever get through a whole picture book with me. I’m ready to give up...

Will Kids Ever Chat Again in Person?—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, My middle schooler is back at school a couple days a week and tells me that it’s a bit weird. In particular,...

Earth Day To-Do’s—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, Some days it’s easier to manage our carbon footprint as a family. Mostly I’m the one who has to remind the children...

Losses in Learning are Relative—Good Parenting

Dr. Debbie My children will continue learning from home for at least the rest of this school year. It’s just not worth the risk to...

Don’t Force Swim Lessons

Dear Dr. Debbie, My uncle has been getting on me about signing up my five-year-old for swimming lessons. While I agree that at some point...

The Meaning of Play—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, My three-year-old and five-year-old have sustained periods when they actually play well together with make-believe. I try not to interrupt, but stay close...

Helping from Afar—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, It’s always sad when a child loses a parent, but in this case the family is kind of close. My teen-age daughter...
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