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Hi, Its difficult to look forward to anything when you are tired. You sound creative enough to look at different options....daytime, morning? Spend...

Answered: 15 Nov 2007
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Hi, this is a very common feeling amongst mothers. There are so many changes when you have children, and you have had yours close together which is...

Answered: 15 Nov 2007
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Dear Michelle, If your child is screaming then there is something wrong. Saying No and ignoring are really not going to work for any age group...Le...

Answered: 15 Nov 2007
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Hi - I am so sorry about your own child. That is very unfortunate and very sad. I hope you find some peace about what has happened and think about ...

Answered: 15 Nov 2007
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Dear Wendy, who has advised this? Are you personally feeling stressed? Of course if you are feeling stressed then your baby will be too, whether t...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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She is really passionate about expressing herself. I bet she is adorable at other times. One thing that i have learned as a parent is that the stro...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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Hi - there are so many things I want to say to you. I am really sorry to hear about your mother. This is an important part of your experiences toda...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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The only reason any of us `go backwards` or do things we otherwise wouldnt do is because we are stressed, either a little or a lot....the issue isn...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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Hi - I would avoid doing the things that dont work and learn some new ideas. Spend time with her, think about her good qualities, let her know how ...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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You are right - there is no point saying it is worth is as you have a beautiful healthy boy....but this approach might work which is a variation......

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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Dear Helen, This is really difficult to deal with and I remember the isolation of being a new parent (and counting the weeks of my firstborn - it...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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Hi - it seems so difficult doesnt it? You have tried so many things and have your hands full with the two young children. I would like to suggest s...

Answered: 08 Nov 2007
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There are a number of great books at the Huggies Bookclub on alphabet and words. In particular Dr Seuss`s ABC and My First 350 Words, Alison Lester...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Betty...
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For a better night sleep do the basics - eat well, drink water, socialise, physical activity ( walking to the park is great). With the anxiety you ...

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She is not really going backwards. She is still learning. Watch that you dont get too anxious or worried as this will affect her ...encourage her a...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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The fact that you are terrified is what will contribute to these feelings - they are the same types of feelings. Can you see someone to help you wi...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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I understand how you must be feeling - I would suggest discussing this situation with a psychologist so you can feel a greater sense of control. Th...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Its is so hard being a mum. All the rules change. We need to learn to be part of a family, a system that changes all the time and a lot of the thin...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Hi - ask your friend how she is feeling and share with her your own experiences...leave it to her to manage her life....you can let her know you ar...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Hi Racheal, Before he says no look at doing and saying lots of positive things with him, Spend more time with him. Change your own mood. Do not use...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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He will probably do better at school. If he has been constipated that might be contributing as the experience will be upleasant and he will be hold...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Dear Sam, All Dads are worried. He will be fine. Organise some time for you and your friends to catch up on a regular basis. Betty

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Dear Amanda, Are you tired? Do you get a lot of time for yourself? Do you spend lots of time with your husband? Are others telling you that you are...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Dear Louise, The joys of older influences! If you can quietly and calmly (this is the most important part of this sentence) tell him that you don...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Dear Nadine, 1, If you want to do something, eg , showjumping, find a carer for your daughter and go and enjoy yourself. Focus on having a great ...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Having a little one can be extremely demanding...you need to tell more about what else is going on....this may pass depending on the situation. Oft...

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ts never too late ....please seek help with someone you feel comfortable with. It would be lovely if your family can grow but you do need to feel o...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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You have both had a really hard start to your brand new lives. Well done though for having the insight and caring to write in to me. Can you try to...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Dear Julie, The symptoms of what is referred to as PND can occur at any time. Your experiences are perfectly normal. Please take some quiet time (2...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007
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Dear Jo, It would be scary thinking you might travel down that path again. The best advice I can give in this limited format is to learn about yo...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007