Help! My ex has a new girlfriend and she’s trying to take my place!

March 14, 2011 by  
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Ex has a new girlfriend

 Dear Dr. Vicki: My ex has a new girlfriend and I need to know if she is crossing the line or if I’m overreacting.  There are truly no feelings left between my daughter’s father and I. His now live-in girlfriend goes out of her way to do little things to spite me– removing my daughter’s nail polish that I did and repainting it a new color, telling me she now understands motherly love,... 

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Is Your Toddler a Finicky Eater?

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finicky eater

Whether you call your child a finicky eater, a fussy eater or a picky eater, it all means the same thing…a toddler who went venture outside the comfort zone of a few favorite items.  If you have a toddler who is a finicky eater, don’t despair.  There are many strategies that you can try to help increase her food choices. In a new article on, author Lynn Yoffee looked to clinical... 

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High Chair vs. Booster

October 19, 2010 by  
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"Get me out of here!" Dear Dr. Vicki: A question arose in my house this week, and wanted your thoughts… our 9-month old is a great and easy kid. The last few days, he fights us when we try to put him in to his high-chair to feed him. He arches his back and squirms like crazy. We know he’s hungry, and once we get him buckled in, he settles down, and eats well, doesn’t complain... 

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