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On the one hand, this may be simple curiosity. On the other hand, it’s possible that your grandson’s normal desire to know what female bodies look like has become intensified by something he saw in a magazine or a video.

On one of my websites I, along with a team of certified parent coaches, answer questions submitted by parents. In the last two days, 67 percent of the questions have concerned toilet training. A 3-year-old is afraid of the potty. A 26-month-old will only use the potty independently if he’s not wearing clothes. A 23-month-old seems oblivious to mom’s expectations. And so on.

The child whose parents rarely tell him no is at risk of not being able to restrain impulses of all sorts later in life.

I absolutely love it when people begin to realize that the problems they’re having with a child are of their own making; when they begin to realize, in other words, that the child is not the problem – they are!

What to do when 19-month-old is wets her diaper and bed while sleeping.

The problem is that, like nail-biting, hair-pulling can quickly become a habit.

If you want this to stop, and you certainly should, then you need to make an impression on your daughter.

What to do when a toddler bangs his head during a tantrum.

This is a process that some kids “get” more quickly than others. Eventually, children do get it.

Q: We are very concerned about our 8-year-old grandson’s lying. He always pleads innocence and wonders plaintively why no one ever believes him. When someone confronts him with some misdeed they saw him do (example: poking holes in the back door screen), he merely shrugs his shoulders and grins. His parents have punished him repeatedly by taking away screen privileges, but to no avail. They’ve also told him the story of the boy who cried wolf to explain why no one believes him. This has been going on since he was a small child. We are all concerned about what is looming down the road.

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John Rosemond
John Rosemond, an N.C. author, writes on traditional parenting.
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