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I'm Worried My 7-Year-Old Son May Have a Learning Disability, but I Don't Know How to Manage It: Please Help!

I’m Worried My 7-Year-Old Son May Have a Learning Disability, but I Don’t Know How to Manage It: Please Help!

A mom writes in with a concern about her 7-year-old son, whom she worries may have a learning disability. She says her husband ignores the obvious problems, and she doesn’t know where to turn for help or advice.

The Poop Trail: How My Mom's Favorite Story from My Childhood Taught Me an Important, and Funny, Lesson About Motherhood

The Poop Trail: How My Mom’s Favorite Story from My Childhood Taught Me an Important, and Funny, Lesson About Motherhood

It was undeniable that my mom had a favorite story from my childhood. She called it, “THE POOP TRAIL.” Of course, she had a few other anecdotes dear to her heart, but as I lost Mom when I was 22, the only tale that left a lasting impression on me was the shocker.

My Baby Cries Every Time His Dad Tries to Hold Him: How Do I Change This Behavior?

My Baby Cries Every Time His Dad Tries to Hold Him: How Do I Change This Behavior?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her baby who cries every time her husband, the baby’s father, tries to hold him. She says that her husband is very busy with work and therefore not at home as much as she is, which she thinks may be the cause of the problem. But what are the potential solutions?

My Friend's Four-Year-Old Refuses to Potty Train: Please Help!

My Friend’s Four-Year-Old Refuses to Potty Train: Please Help!

A mom writes in asking for advice about her friend’s four-year-old son. She says her son refuses to potty train, despite different several attempted methods. How can she help her friend and her friend’s son?

Expert Answer: How Can I Help Calm My Son Who Has ADHD?

Expert Answer: How Can I Help Calm My Son Who Has ADHD?

A mom writes in asking for advice on how to help her son who has ADHD. Specifically, she’d like recommendations on natural ways to calm him down. Certified school psychologist Kathryn Schwab weighs in with some expert advice below. A Mamas Uncut fan asks: “How can I help my son who has ADHD? No bashing, please! I just need some advice. My son has extreme ADHD, and I’m looking for natural ways to calm him down. I’d try anything at this point, as I’ve got a 5-week-old as well, and the two don’t mix. We don’t want to try prescribed medicine because of bad past experiences with it.” – Mamas Uncut Community Member YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Should I Consider Medication So That My Three-Year-Old Will Go to Sleep Before 3 a.m.? Advice from Kathryn Schwab I understand your reluctance to try prescription medications for your son. Fortunately, there are natural ways to help him feel calmer. First, make sure that your son gets plenty of physical activity. To give you an idea, children aged 1 to 5 need at least three hours of activity a day and children 5 to 18 years of age need one or more hours a day. …

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