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Marilyn Heins: Don't rush preschool children into giving up pacifiers

“My daughter is 22 months old and is attached to her pacifier when she sleeps. My husband and I have weaned her from it during waking hours a few months back. The problem is she uses it to fall asleep at naptime and at night when she goes to bed. She is very attached to it when she tries to …

May 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Marilyn Heins: ParenTip of the week: Too many toys, and the wrong kind, can short-circuit a baby's education

Can a baby have too many toys? Absolutely. Can parents and grandparents be conned into buying the wrong kinds of toys? You bet.

April 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Marilyn Heins: ParenTip of the week: He's trying hard to love his stepdaughter but just can't

A recent question of importance: I do not recall being asked this before as a columnist, although when I was in practice occasionally a new mother or father would be greatly troubled about the same issue: I try to but I don't like my child, doctor.

March 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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