Question: Should I be concerned with hair-pulling? My 1 year old daughter tends to pull her own hair. Is this a sign of anxiety? How can I convince her to stop? Should I be concerned? Answer from Dr. Robert Woodford | Pediatrician It is unclear whether your daughter is simply pulling at her hair or […]
Why Do Children Bite?
For infants and early toddlers, biting is almost impulsive. At a very young age, babies will look to biting as a means of exploring the world around them. Parents must practice close supervision of what and when their child is biting in order to prevent a habit from forming. If a toddler becomes severely frustrated […]
How do I keep my baby safe with the stairs in our house?
Question: How do I keep my baby safe with the stairs in our house? My baby is starting to really crawl. Our house has stairs and I want to be sure he is safe – we use baby gates. When (and how) should I try to teach him to go up / down steps? Answer […]
Itchy bumps on my toddler’s feet
Question: My 3 year old continues to get these tiny red itchy bumps on the bottoms of her feet. They are only on the bottoms of her feet and nowhere else on her body. This has been going on throughout the summer and her pediatrician told me to just use hydrocortisone 3x daily. Yes, it […]
How do I teach my 14-year-old boy responsibility?
Question: How do I teach my 14-year-old boy responsibility? He is constantly forgetting something. I know part of it is his age, but I am afraid some of it is hereditary. Also, do you have any tips on organization? Answer: Elizabeth Walenz, Pediatrician Some different things I will try with my adolescent patients are reminder […]
Toddler Won’t Stop Saying Shut Up
Question: How do I change my 19-month-old son’s language usage? My 19-month-old son says “shut up” to almost everyone. How do I get him to listen and understand that this is naughty? Answer: Dr. Sheila Isaacson, Pediatrician Your toddler has stumbled onto a very exciting way to get your attention! All children love attention from […]