Toddler Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Dealing with Irrational Fears

    Dealing with Irrational Fears

    Dr. Greene, my 3 and a half year old daughter has an irrational fear of bugs. She never used to be afraid of them. Now she stands and screams and refuses to go wherever there might be bugs. These…

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  • Head Banging in Children

    Head Banging in Children

    Dr. Greene, my 13-month-old daughter has been developing a habit of banging her head. She seems to do this only when frustrated, upset or excited — and will then bang her head on furniture, the floor or even on…

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  • Fast Facts about Meningitis

    Fast Facts about Meningitis

    Bacterial meningitis can occur at any age, but 95 percent of cases are in children under 5 years old. Boys are more likely to get it than girls.

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  • ADHD


    Dr. Greene, how long should a toddler be expected to pay attention to one thing? My 3-year-old just can’t sit still. Could he have ADHD?
    Kate – New York, New York

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  • Battery Safety

    Battery Safety

    Dr. Greene, we need medical assistance — hurry! The situation is as follows: – A little girl, 11 months, arrived to the Children’s Hospital. She had eaten a battery of a remote control (TV) that was picked up after…

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  • Masturbation in Young Children

    Masturbation in Young Children

    Dr. Greene, I need to know about a 2-year-old’s masturbating. What brings it on, and how concerned should I be about a sudden constant desire to engage in the behavior?
    L. D. – Ramona, California

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  • Speech Delay

    Speech Delay

    Dr. Greene, my daughter is 2 years and 8 months young and she does not speak very well. Actually, she only knows how to say some easy words such as up, come, go, mama, and maybe a couple more….

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  • Transition from Crib to Bed

    How Do We Get Our Toddler to Say in Bed?

    My son, Jake, is 18 months old and sleeps well all through the night, but we just bought him a new bed which does not block him in his bed. How can we teach him to stay in bed…

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  • Guidelines for Easing the Transition from Crib to Bed

    Guidelines for Easing the Transition from Crib to Bed

    She learns to pull herself to standing. Soon she is cruising ’round and ’round the crib, instead of going down for a nap. Then she begins to bounce up and down. Before long, she catapults over the top — generally landing with a loud thud. A long silence follows, then a heart-stopping wail.

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  • Tips for Two Year Old Play

    Tips for Two Year Old Play

    One of the joys of parenting is finding that zone of moderate challenge for your child, and setting up fun opportunities for her to teach herself through exploration and play.

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