Helping Himself

2018-07-17T15:59:25+00:00

Q: My young teenage stepson has been helping himself to my mother’s sodas. He’ll stop by her house (right beside ours) on his way home from school, go into her garage and snatch a soft

Helping Himself 2018-07-17T15:59:25+00:00

A Snapping Teen Turtle

2018-07-17T15:56:59+00:00

Q: What should we do about a snappish teen? What used to be a rare occurrence is now more common than not. We’ll ask a normal question and she will bark back an answer like

A Snapping Teen Turtle 2018-07-17T15:56:59+00:00

A Love of Money

2015-04-25T22:03:29+00:00

Q: I need some guidance on allowance. My 9-year-old has always been Mr. Money. He loves it and will do anything to get it—and then spends it at the first opportunity. Granted, he is very

A Love of Money 2015-04-25T22:03:29+00:00

When the Companion’s Invisible

2015-04-08T00:01:00+00:00

Q: My 4-year-old daughter has an imaginary friend called Buster. She talks to Buster, plays with Buster, insists that Buster sit at the table with her, etc. Sometimes, she expects me to talk to Buster

When the Companion’s Invisible 2015-04-08T00:01:00+00:00

A Rude Awakening

2015-04-27T18:29:56+00:00

Q: Our four-year-old son has started to be disrespectful to other adults in front of me. For example, he snatched something from my friend’s hand that he wanted. When I made him apologize, he first

A Rude Awakening 2015-04-27T18:29:56+00:00

Online Safety Not Guaranteed

2015-03-12T19:32:10+00:00

Q: I’m trying very hard to keep my two elementary school age kids (boy and girl) safe online. At home, we have a parental block on our devices, and restrict access to the Internet. However,

Online Safety Not Guaranteed 2015-03-12T19:32:10+00:00

A Bowling We Will Go…In a Boy-Girl Group?

2018-07-17T15:59:26+00:00

Q: What should I do about a nearly 12-year-old girl who wants to go bowling with another female friend and a couple of boys in their grade? Some friends and family members are advising us

A Bowling We Will Go…In a Boy-Girl Group? 2018-07-17T15:59:26+00:00

Emancipation and the Older Teen

2018-07-17T15:56:59+00:00

Q: A little more than a year ago, our 18-year-old daughter moved to Nashville, Tenn., (completely at our expense) to be a member of a ballet company. After a year of that, she decided to

Emancipation and the Older Teen 2018-07-17T15:56:59+00:00