My Daughter Refuses To Clean Her Room

My Daughter Refuses To Clean Her Room

The complaint that my daughter refuses to clean her room are words I actually hear quite a lot and not to be sexist or anything, but I hear it more often referring to daughter’s bedrooms than I do those of sons.  I don’t know if I can say girls seem to collect more stuff but […]

How Do You Stop A Child Interrupting

How Do You Stop A Child Interrupting

Dear Annie, I am looking for some advise or suggestions on how to teach my 6 year old about personal space. He is a very social child, enjoys being around kids adults etc. however he always seems to need to get the attention of others.  When he arrives at school he yells, hugs and just acts […]

How Can I Help My Child Overcome Fear

How Can I Help My Child Overcome Fear

Hi Annie, I have a question.  How can I help my child overcome fear?  Recently my son has started to get really worried about me. I had to help clean up after a party the other night and left after the fireworks and my husband put him to bed.  He cried for two straight hours […]

My Child Feels Left Out

My Child Feels Left Out

When any parent says my child feels left out I feel for them.  Theres no doubt that watching your child being left out of the play is heartbreaking.  All parents want the best for their child and when your child is purposely left out by others, it reminds us of our own painful experiences that […]

My Child Hates The Car Seat

My Child Hates The Car Seat

Hi Annie, The problem is this, my child hates the car seat.  She’s two.  Every time we go on a trip she screams that she wants out.  We’ve tried various ways to help her enjoy the trip such as car snacks, toys and games, but it doesn’t work. It’s makes car trips a nightmare and […]

My Child Keeps Interrupting

My Child Keeps Interrupting

Hi Annie. My child keeps interrupting. Have you got any ideas about what to you with a child that interrupts all the time? I’m a foster mother and I have a three year old girl that never lets me have a minute on the phone without her constantly pulling at me and interrupting.  She shouts […]

My Child Lives In A Fantasy World

My Child Lives In A Fantasy World

Dear Annie  My child lives in a fantasy world.  She’s five years old and a very cute and adorable girl. I love her so much and treat her as a princess. She was fascinated in the beginning to go to school.  However, after a couple of months, she started hating school and her teacher called us saying […]

How Long Is Too Long In A Baby Swing

How Long Is Too Long In A Baby Swing

Hi Annie,  My question is how long is too long in a baby swing?  We have a 3.5 month old baby girl who is content in a baby swing while we eat or make supper. She is also in the swing on occasion during the day while my wife makes lunch, etc.However, my wife said […]

I Hate Crafts

I Hate Crafts

Hi Annie, I feel guilty but I hate crafts.  I’m just no good at them and they bore me!  I get it’s cold and there’s no much else to do so we meet with my girlfriends and their kids a lot for playdates but it’s the same thing, more crafts!   If I see another […]

My Child Has Food Allergies

My Child Has Food Allergies

Hi Annie I’ve recently found out that my child has food allergies.  He’s five and and has high food sensitivities. We have to eliminate dairy, gluten, eggs, and citrus 95% for the next 3-6 months. My son is very sad to see his favourite foods go. How do I help him process this? We have […]

My Son Has Low Self Esteem

My Son Has Low Self Esteem

Hello Annie, My son has low self esteem.  He’s eight.  I always try to tell him how well he does things yet he does not believe me. He constantly thinks he has to do everything perfect the first time and melts down if he doesn’t. Do you have any solutions or recommend any good books […]

What To Do About Child Clothing Sensitivity

What To Do About Child Clothing Sensitivity

Hello Annie.  My 7 year old granddaughter is having daily battles with her parents about getting dressed.  It’s just I don’t know what to do about child clothing sensitivity.  Each day is at least a half hour of yelling, screaming and crying. They have purchased the clothes she picks out and “wants” but it has […]