Archive for September, 2007

Bedtime

Hi Sharon, Do you have any tips for how I can get my kids to go to bed at a reasonable time? They’re 9 and 11, and often they stay up later than me. I
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Single Mommy

Dear Sharon, My 6-year-old daughter is growing up with a single working mother and a grandmother to care for her, but no father. What can I do to fill in the blanks? How will she
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Talking About Sex to Teens

Dear Sharon, Talking sex with teenagers is never easy. Is there a way you would recommend to approach the subject? We are very interested in instilling in our sons responsibility for their actions regarding birth
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Teenage Friends

Dear Sharon, My teenager never wants to be with us anymore…always wants to be with her friends. We can’t have family dinners and there are constant sleep overs with her friends. We’re finding this very
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Teenage Dating

Dear Sharon, DATING! It has come up as an issue in our house. My daughter is 14. I’m not ready for her to go out on dates with boys. Am I old fashioned? What do
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Girls’ Dresscode

Dear Sharon, We’re parents of an adolescent girl who is pressuring us to accept her contemporary fashion choices. We object strongly to the look that’s coming out of the “music/fashion/tabloid” industries that’s prompting our lovely
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Pre-teen Crushes

Dear Sharon, My son is in the sixth grade. He is pretty typical for his age I guess. Recently I noticed that he has written a girl’s name all over his school notebooks. Our assumption
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Bed Wetting

Dear Sharon, My son is almost 8 years old and is still continuously wetting his bed. My wife keeps telling me not to embarrass him by talking too much about it because it is normal
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Thumb Sucking

Dear Sharon, What are your opinions about thumb sucking? Should I discourage this in my son? Dear Mom or Dad, Thanks for a question that is on the minds of many parents. When children are
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Potty Training

Hi Sharon, My four-year old daughter, “J”, is bright, friendly, active and creative. Her one major problem is that she won’t poop in a potty or toilet, only in a diaper. She will even say
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