If your daughter wakes up during a nightmare, your important role as a parent is to be reassuring and supportive. Photograph: Thinkstock Images

Q My six-year-old daughter often has nightmares in the middle of the night, sometimes twice a week. She can get very upset and then comes into our bed(...)

Although one person can change a relationship, it works best when two people are on board and working together. Photograph: Thinkstock Images

Q My husband and I have a beautiful eight-month-old baby, but the problem is that my husband and I just seem to be fighting all the time. I feel alone(...)

Coach your children in how to resolve their disputes themselves. Photograph: Getty Images

Q My six-year-old son is always picking on his four-year-old sister and sometimes he can be really cruel to her. He calls her names, teases her and ev(...)

There is big pressure on young women to be physically attractive and to conform to having a certain body shape and appearance.  Photograph: Getty Images

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Try to show your baby what you want him to do, rather than what you don’t want him to do. Instead of slapping, show him how to give a gentle hug or rub. Photograph: Getty Images

Q I have a 14-month-old baby boy who has recently started slapping and (...)

Technology should be switched off early enough, so as to give everyone time to unwind for sleep. Photograph: Getty Images

Q How addictive is technology for teenagers? My two do not seem to (...)