Parents Q&A

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Prefers One Parent over Another

My almost 2 year-old son used to take a bath with my husband everyday after dinner. That used to be "their time", and he was always happy to go with him. But a few days ago he started to refuse to go in the bathtub. As soon as I get in the bathroom he agrees to go inside and take a bath. It has been like this for the last week. He just cries like crazy until I come in. I really have no idea how to handle this situation. I am not sure I am doing the right thing getting in the bathroom and bathing him, I feel like he is manipulating me, and my husband is just heartbroken because that was the only thing they do together everyday. Any advice???

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Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Parent

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A friend of mine recently lost his wife and his 8 month to be born daughter. He does not know how to break the bad news to his 3 year old daughter. What do you think will be the best approach???? Any other advice???

Thank you so much for helping me help him... Jorge

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Twin Conflict

Question:

Dear Mary, 
I hope that you remember me - I wrote to you for some advice regarding my twins last year around September and you very kindly sent me some invaluable information, which I have saved and read through very often. 

I am having more problems with my son, specifically regarding his behavior towards his sister.

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Switching from Negative to Positive Time Out

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I'm just reading Positive Discipline A-Z and finding it very helpful. I have two daughters almost 2 and almost 4 years old.

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Spousal Conflict in Front of Children

Question:

What are some different and creative ways to handle conflict in front of the children between you and your spouse?

Thank You,
Theresa 

Answer:

Respectfully. I could just leave it at that, but too many people don't know what respect looks like. A few suggestions:

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