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Ask Mr. Dad: Dads in the military

Dear Mr. Dad: I'm in the military and about to deploy. I have two children under 5 and a third who will be born while I'm gone. What should I do prepare (them, my wife, and myself) before I leave?

Families

Living with Children: It’s not rocket science

Talking today's mother through her first experience with toilet training is akin to talking someone off a ledge. Both situations involve massive anxiety, high drama and lots of yelling and screaming. Now, I am obliged to point out that whereas talking someone off a ledge has always involved drama, that did not describe toilet training until a pediatrician named T. Berry Brazelton convinced himself that this relatively simple process was fraught with the potential for psychological apocalypse. During his medical school days, Brazelton had come to believe that Sigmund Freud, the so-called "father" of modern psychology, was a genius when in fact he was mostly just deluded. Freud had made a big deal of toilet training, so Brazelton followed suit.

Five safety concerns parents should ask child care providers about

Finding good child care can be difficult. Here are five safety concerns parents and guardians should talk about with child care providers.