Dear Dr. Renee,Is it possible to help my child be more resilient as we exit the pandemic? Is this a born-in thing that some people have and others don’t?-J.A. Dear J, I am so glad you asked! As we exit the pandemic, I am working with a number of parents to help their children become more […]
Why is My Sweet Child Acting This Way?
Dear Dr. Renee,It is almost summer and I can’t wait! It has been a long year and both my kids and I need this break. My problem is that we still have about 3 weeks of school left and my son seems to be goofing off more than usual. He is getting into trouble at […]
I Just Want Them to Go to Sleep!
Dear Dr. Renee, I am having a hard time getting my kids in bed on time. Well, actually, I have a hard time getting my kids to go to sleep once they are in bed. My son needs a drink of water, or my daughter wants another hug. It’s always ‘one more thing’ and I […]
How To Stay Calm When Your Child Is Not …
Dear Dr. Renee, We’ve had a lot happening in the past few weeks. Due to less sleep and a number of other things, there have been a lot of tantrums. How do I stay calm when my child is not?– Jen Dear Jen, It is so hard to remain calm when you have a lot […]
Bicycles and Boundaries
Dear Dr. Renee, Spring is here and we are so excited to be outside. My 5-year-old son just learned to ride his bike but he doesn’t stop at the end of our driveway as requested. We live on a relatively quiet street with a long driveway but still… Concerned for safety,Angie Dear Angie, I love […]
Helping Your Child in Times of Tragedy
Children don’t understand what has happened or why it happened. Quite frankly, neither do most adults. It is important to answer your child’s questions as honestly as possible at an Age-Appropriate level.