Hi Dr. Rene, My six-year-old son has a habit of chewing on his shirts. He frequently comes home from school with his collar and sleeves in tatters. I really think he doesn’t even realize he’s doing it. When he does it at home, I can gently remind him to stop, and he does. But when … Continue reading Child Chewing on Clothes
It’s an all too familiar scenario… Mom is almost ready to leave, children are still coloring in the kitchen. Mom says, “hey, time to get your shoes on, and could you turn off the tv, please?” Mom keeps moving to put the breakfast dishes in the sink. Children ignore mom’s request and keep coloring. Mom … Continue reading Want Kids to Listen? Stop Repeating Yourself!
Dear Dr. Rene, Any advice on how to get my two-year-old to stop picking his nose? He is obsessed with it – and there isn’t even much in there since his nose is so runny this time of year! Not only is it really gross, but I have an infant at home and really want … Continue reading Stop the Nose Picking!
Dear Dr. Rene, I have two boys. About a month after having a new baby and the start of a new preschool, my older son starting picking at his cuticles. He doesn’t always do this, but in moments when he is bored or his hands are free and he thinks no one is looking he … Continue reading Nervous Habit