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How do you handle a pushy friend?

When you’re dealing with a pushy friend, you need to set some boundaries.

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Mom concerned about toddler who is aggressive with playmates

December 3, 2011 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Three-year-olds want to please their parents if given the opportunity   QUESTION Hi, I’m the mother of an almost 3-year-old boy. He’s an absolute delight when with mum and dad and other adults, but he’s very aggressive with other children. When he meets another child, in the street, or in a play situation, he pulls [...]

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Can parents be friends if the kids don’t get along?

September 12, 2011 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Problems with kids’ friendships often spill over to their parents   QUESTION Dear Irene, My son and another couple’s son don’t get along. The other kid has some issues and has tried to hurt my son either verbally or physically several times over the past few years (put his hands around his neck a few [...]

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Ending a Friendship: How to put the kibosh on a friendship that seems doomed from the start

August 20, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

I’m in several professional organizations with a woman who is a very good person but drives me a little bonkers. She has asked me to meet her for dinner several times, but I have always begged off. This week, she caught me at a weak moment and I said, “yes.”

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