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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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My Son Has Started Hitting Other Kids at School and His Behavior at Home Isn't Any Better: How Can I Change This?

My Son Has Started Hitting Other Kids at School and His Behavior at Home Isn’t Any Better: How Can I Change This?

A mom writes in, asking for advice on how best to deal with her 3-year-old’s tantrums. She says he has been getting in trouble at daycare, hitting and punching other kids. He’s quick to frustration and doesn’t listen at home. She would like some advice on how to improve this behavior.

The Only Thing My Kids Want to Do Is Watch TV and Play Video Games: How Can I Change This Behavior?

The Only Thing My Kids Want to Do Is Watch TV and Play Video Games: How Can I Change This Behavior?

A mom wrote in, asking for advice on how to get her children interested in anything other than watching TV or playing games. She asked for specific suggestions on family activities that would be fun for the kids… fun enough to stop them from missing the ol’ idiot box/X Box. Writer and mom-of-two Samantha Cooper weighs in with some advice on the topic.

I'm Worried My Baby Isn't Hitting Her Milestones and May Be Delayed: Am I Being Needlessly Anxious?

I’m Worried My Baby Isn’t Hitting Her Milestones and May Be Delayed: Am I Being Needlessly Anxious?

A mom is in need of some advice and guidance regarding her five-month-old daughter hitting certain milestones. Amber Temerity Lozzi weighs in with some expert advice. A Mamas Uncut Facebook fan wrote in asking for advice from the community about her daughter, 5 months, who is not yet rolling or sitting up. This mom worries her baby isn’t hitting the milestones she should be. Should she be concerned? Read Amber’s response below. A Mamas Uncut Facebook Fan asks: “I am concerned about my child’s milestones: Thoughts? She will be five months old the day after New year’s day, and she still isn’t rolling over or sitting up.. I’ve tried propping her up using a boppy pillow and tried getting her to roll over by showing her how and doing tummy time. She also REALLY hates tummy time. I’m lost on what to do. Please help! Any advice would be appreciated, please.” – Mamas Uncut Community Member YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: My Two-Year-Old Barely Talks: Is It Possible She Has a Speech Delay? Advice from Amber Temerity Lozzi While 5 months is at the upper end of what we would consider to be a “sitting-up” milestone, it’s still within a typical range. All babies develop differently and though …

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How Do I Get My Young Children More Involved in the Kitchen So That They Become Better Eaters?

How Do I Get My Young Children More Involved in the Kitchen So That They Become Better Eaters?

How do you get young children to get more involved in the kitchen, with the goal of hopefully getting them to be better eaters overall? A classic parenting conundrum! A mom wrote in, asking for advice on how to get her toddler and preschooler to help out in the kitchen. She asked for any recommended “tips, tricks, or recipes.” Writer and mom-of-two Samantha Cooper weighs in with some advice on the topic. A Mamas Uncut fan asks: “I want my toddler and preschooler to start helping me in the kitchen. Hoping this will help them become better eaters. Any tips, tricks, or recipes recommend?” – Mamas Uncut Community Member YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: A Mom’s Relentless Journey to Help Two of Her Daughters Overcome Their Anaphylactic Food Allergies Advice from Samantha Cooper Having younger children help in the kitchen is something that can be the pride of many parents. Allowing children to help in the kitchen can come with its own set of trials, but many are easy to work around. Teaching proper kitchen hygiene is very important, especially learning that raw meats can make a person quite sick. Teaching handwashing is highly imperative as well. We worked out way into the …

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Advice from an Expert: My 7-Year-Old Is Still Having Accidents, and I Have No Idea What Else to Try!

Advice from an Expert: My 7-Year-Old Is Still Having Accidents, and I Have No Idea What Else to Try!

A mom is in some serious need of advice! She says that her 7-year-old daughter is still having accidents, and she is at a complete loss trying to figure out a solution. Amber Temerity Lozzi weighs in with some expert advice.

How to Differentiate Between Surface Self-Care and True Self-Care

How to Differentiate Between Surface Self-Care and True Self-Care

This is a guest post by author Amber Trueblood, MFT, MFA. She is the author of Stretch Marks and a mother-of-four. What is self-care? You’ve probably heard the term thrown about a lot over the last few years, as many people, including celebrities and influencers, have spoken about the importance of building a good self-care regiment. And while self-care has become a bit of a lifestyle “trend,” that doesn’t change the fact that true self-care is a vital part of living a happier, healthier, and less stressful life. And who doesn’t want that? So to that end, Amber Trueblood provides some tips on differentiating between surface self-care (the stuff that might feel or look like self-care on social media) and true self-care (things you do for yourself that actually improve your mental, physical, and emotional well-being.) What Is True Self-Care? True self-care provides lasting effects, which refuel you emotionally and physically longer than the time you’re actually doing the activity. Take exercise for example. If exercising for an hour a day only improved that one hour of your day, you probably wouldn’t do it at all. But the effects are ultimately cumulative. The more you exercise regularly, the better you feel throughout your …

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