Behavior


Bed-wetting

Some children achieve nighttime control by age 3 to 4 but then suddenly begin wetting the bed again. These children are said to have secondary enuresis. There are many causes of secondary enuresis including psycho-social factors, physical factors, diabetes, child abuse, or change in sleep patterns. Secondary enuresis should be quickly brought to the attention of the child’s health care provider.

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Adjusting Bedtime for Springing Forward

Starting Sunday March 13th, clocks will be set forward one hour: “spring forward.” You can help your baby/toddler by starting to adjust ahead of the time change. Starting Tuesday night (March 8th) begin to put baby down 10 minutes earlier for bed. You can do this by...

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When Children Bite Other Children

An Adult Should Never Bite a Child to “show how much it hurts.” Children respond much more to what is done to them, than what is said to them. Biting a child in response to a child biting someone is a way of suggesting to the child that adults bite people when they are upset, leaving the child to believe that he should also.

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