How to Handle a Toddler Who Bites


Q: My 26-month-old son has started biting me. It happens when he gets upset, frustrated, or impatient. His dad is currently away on a military assignment, although even when he’s home, his schedule isn’t regular.

 How to Handle a Toddler Who Bites 2018-07-17T16:00:18+00:00

Talking About Parenting


Want to hear more about my thoughts on parenting? Check out my appearance last night on Direct Connection with host Jeff Salkin (Maryland Public Television).

Talking About Parenting 2015-09-01T14:37:19+00:00

Overcoming Sibling Rivalry


Overcoming Sibling Rivalry By Mary L. Hamilton A favorite family story recalls the torment inflicted on our youngest brother. His white-blonde hair, sparkly blue eyes and wide, toothy smile melted hearts everywhere we went, but

Overcoming Sibling Rivalry 2018-07-17T15:59:25+00:00

Discouragement With Discipline


Q: I am trying to discipline my 8-year-old and 9-year-old girls using the 8-day Strike method as outlined in John Rosemond’s The Well Behaved Child book. Basically, that means the first four strikes are warnings,

Discouragement With Discipline 2015-07-09T23:16:48+00:00

Playground Fun


My favorite piece of playground equipment at school was a “flying saucer” type metal structure that had a pod of sorts supported in the air and accessed by ladder “feet.” I loved climbing up there

Playground Fun 2018-07-17T16:02:26+00:00

Teenage Love


Q: Our 17-year-old son has his first girlfriend. He’s always been a respectful and compassionate person, who is the outwardly sensitive. But since he started dating this girl (which we do like), he’s eating, breathing,

Teenage Love 2018-07-17T15:56:58+00:00

Healthy Eating


I'm often asked by parents how to get kids to eat their vegetables, especially those beyond the stray carrot or french fry (hey, a potato IS a veggie). Our kids will generally eat their veggies--and

Healthy Eating 2015-07-06T19:50:59+00:00

When College Kids Come Home


Q: My 18-year-old daughter has come home for the summer after her freshman year of college. She had a good year, but now she seems distant in her relationship with us. We’ve had some good

When College Kids Come Home 2015-05-28T15:57:55+00:00