Tag Archives: parenting questions answered

Being an assertive mother

Q: How can I be a more assertive mother?

Question: I’m feeling a little lost and alone in my parenting journey. I’m a very sensitive person by nature and throughout my life it’s caused people to ‘walk all over me’ so to speak. I’m completely against CIO, sleep training, schedules, etc. So here’s my question. I want to be able to Continue reading

Baby Sleeping with Mom

Q: Should I sleep-train my baby?

Question: My baby is due to be born in about a month’s time. I have read so much confusing information on this subject. Some people say that if you don’t put your baby into another room and sleep train him right from the very beginning, your baby will never learn to sleep through. But my best friend has a two-month-old baby who Continue reading

kangaroo mother care

Q: What is Kangaroo Mother Care?

Question: My first baby was born in hospital. After he was born they took him away to the newborn nursery, and I was allowed to have him only at feeding times. We did have about half-an-hour together after he was born and I sneaked into the nursery to see him whenever I Continue reading

This baby's not very happy

Q: Should I leave my baby to cry?

Question: I really like the article Help for Mom’s with Crying Babies and its message, but I’m curious about an issue I’ve had a couple times with my daughter. She’s 6 months old and a sweet, happy, funny baby Continue reading

Young mother lying in bed and breast feeding infant, holding his hand

Q: When should I stop breastfeeding?

QUESTION: My son is almost 2 and still breastfeeding on demand during the day and waking once at night for a feed. I am of the opinion that my son will know when he’s ready to let go. But he will be starting kindergarten next year (he’ll be 2 1/2 by that time) and my husband is worried it will be a huge issue if he’s still breastfeeding then. He’s worried that it will be “weird”, that our son looks very “big”, what Continue reading

Mother bathing baby

Q: How do I keep my uncircumcised child clean?

Question: My baby is a year old and we decided not to have him circumcised. However, I believe that it is important to keep the baby’s penis clean, and I am wondering when I should start to push his foreskin back and wash underneath it. Continue reading

Nutricious broccolli

Q: When should I start my baby on solids?

Question: My baby is nearly four months old and I’m breastfeeding. I have been given conflicting information about when to start giving my baby solids, and I am confused. When do you recommend I start introducing solids, and are there any special Continue reading

Mom and Toddler

Q: When should I start to discipline my toddler?

Question: I have a lively, energetic, sometimes strong-willled but otherwise delightful and loving toddler. I don’t want to be over-strict, but I don’t want to be permissive either. When should I start to “discipline” her and how should I go about it? Continue reading

Toddlers are basically truthful.

Q: My child is telling lies, how can I help him?

Question: I have caught my four-year-old year telling lies and exaggerating outrageously. I told him it’s bad to do that and that if I catch him again, I will punish him, but he is still doing it. I am particularly worried that it may happen at playschool, and Continue reading

Breastfeeding Baby

Q: Why don’t I have enough milk for my baby?

Question: I was very much looking forward to breastfeeding my baby, who is two weeks old. But I am desperate and about to give up. I don’t seem to have enough milk. My nipples are very sore and even bleed sometimes, and my baby just cries and cries. She seems to be hungry and isn’t picking Continue reading