What to do when your toddler refuses to eat:

MY TWO-AND-ONE-HALF YEAR OLD HOLDS HIS DINNER IN HIS CHEEKS FOR HOURS AND REFUSES TO SWALLOW THE FOOD!photocreditDR. SUSAN RUTHERFORD: I can see how this must be a very frustrating behavior for this parent to deal with....more

How to Prepare a Child to Travel Alone (video)

Flying alone can be nerve-racking for both child and parent. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Susan Rutherford gives you easy steps to take before, during and after a flight to make the journey easier for your child.Click here to watch the video.  ...more

Being bullied can leave a child with #PTSD. It's important to address asap.

MY 11-YEAR OLD SON REFUSES TO SOCIALIZE WITH ANY OF THE OTHER CHILDREN IN HIS SCHOOL. I AM VERY CONCERNED!photocreditDR. RUTHERFORD: I share her concern about this 11-year old boy....more

The Most Important Thing You Never Knew About Your Baby

When my son was fifteen months old, my husband and I were invited to my best friend’s wedding in Jamaica. It would have been cost prohibitive to take my two kids along so I planned to leave my son and his older sister in the care of their grandparents and favorite babysitter. I was proud of myself for coming up with such a great solution.photocredit...more
Really interesting post. Thank you for sharing. Attachment is so critical and it's important to ...more

Disneyland Dad's Get a Bad Rap But Is It Really Avoidable?

I’M ONE OF THOSE "DISNEYLAND DADS" WHO DOESN’T GET TO SEE MY KIDS VERY OFTEN. WHY SHOULD I WASTE OUR PRECIOUS TIME ON HOMEWORK OR CHORES?photocreditDR. RUTHERFORD: I would suspect this may be a common feeling among divorced parents who share custody and don’t see their kids on a daily basis....more

When Your Ex- Is Not The Best Role Model For Your Kids

MY KID DESPERATELY WANTS TO BE LIKE HIS FATHER (MY EX-HUSBAND) BUT HIS FATHER IS NOT A GOOD ROLE MODEL. WHAT CAN I DO?photocreditDR. SUSAN RUTHERFORD: It’s important that a divorced parent is careful about what she says about the other parent to their child....more

Do Your Kids Fight With Each Other? You'll Never Guess What's Behind It

Are your kids constantly bickering with each other and driving you crazy? Do they always seem to be picking on each other to get a reaction? Why won't they stop?Dr. Susan Rutherford addresses what's going on between your children when they fight with each other... and what you can do it stop it!CLICK HERE TO WATCH  ...more

What To Do When Your Toddler Stops Sleeping Through the Night:

MY 22-MONTH OLD HASN'T SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT FOR A YEAR. WHAT SHOULD I DO?photocreditDR. RUTHERFORD: There are a couple of things this parent might consider. One is, can she go without a nap?...more

Dr. Rutherford Gives The One Easy Technique That Can Save the Work-From-Home Parent!

I WORK FROM HOME AND HAVE A HARD TIME SEPARATING MY WORK-LIFE FROM MY HOME-LIFE.photocreditDR. RUTHERFORD: I see this issue is becoming more and more prevalent as technology advances and more and more parents are able to work from home rather than going outside the home to work....more

Does your child complain a lot? Here's an idea how to change that behavior:

IT SEEMS MY 7-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER COMPLAINS A LOT JUST FOR THE SAKE OF COMPLAINING. HOW CAN WE STOP IT?photocreditDR. RUTHERFORD: Let's talk about some positive behavior modification strategies that this parent can put to use immediately to change this behavior....more