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What to Do About Sibling Fighting

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of emails and messages about sibling fighting and sibling rivalry. Almost without fail, the scenario goes something like this: Older brother or sister (usually

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Dealing with Defiance in Your Spirited Toddler or Preschooler

Defiance in toddlers and preschoolers may be normal, but that doesn’t it make it fun or easy! And when you have a spirited or strong-willed child, the defiance may be more frequent and more

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The Fussy Baby Site Goes to Facebook HQ!

Over the past 10 years, Facebook has been a huge asset for The Fussy Baby Site. Our Facebook groups now support almost 40,000 parents of fussy, colicky and high need babies and toddlers. I don’t

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How to Raise a Dragon Baby

Dragons are born dragons…dragons* aren’t made. Some babies are just born being more challenging than other babies. These are the babies that are often (though not always) difficult from day one. Everything

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Stop Crying, Calm Down, and Other Things We Tell Our High Need Kids

“Why won’t you stop crying already!” “Why are you crying…there’s nothing wrong” “Don’t make such a fuss about such a little thing…sheesh” “Calm

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How to Distract a High Need Baby or Toddler

Here’s the thing about high need kids: from the time they’re little babies, they tend to get 100% focused in on what they want (or don’t want). As infants, they’ll cry and

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How to Thrive with a High Need Child

This challenge is no longer open to new participants…join us next time! Do you feel like you’re just barely hanging on with your high need baby, toddler or preschooler? Do you constantly feel

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How to Help Your Child With Transitions

Does your baby have trouble with everyday transitions, like getting dressed, going into the car seat, or having his diaper changed? Or does your toddler or preschooler (or older child) have a meltdown

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5 Ways To Keep a High Need Baby or Toddler Entertained

High need babies and toddlers tend to suck at entertaining themselves. While other kids are content to sit in a bouncy seat looking around, or can sometimes play happily with toys on their own, these things

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50 Secrets To Parenting A Spirited Child

Kids don’t come with instructions, obviously. But with high need or spirited kids, we REALLY need them. You’ve likely already discovered that the usual strategies and techniques that work

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