A “Soft” Grandmother

2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

Q: Our children are very close with their grandparents. We do not live in the same city as them but they are only an hour away and they see them very regularly. We expect our

A “Soft” Grandmother 2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

Teachable Moments

2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

By Carol Kinsey          Over the years, my husband and I have looked for teachable moments in parenting. Teachable moments give us an opportunity to drive home an important principle to our children. One memorable teachable

Teachable Moments 2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

Letting Teen Make Own Decisions

2018-07-17T15:56:57+00:00

Q: I feel like I am in a quandary of sorts. My youngest child, who will be 17 next month, wants desperately to go with her best friend to a haunted castle. My oldest went

Letting Teen Make Own Decisions 2018-07-17T15:56:57+00:00

A “Death” Wish?

2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

Q: I have a 7 year old son who just happily started second grade. He is extremely bright and normal in every way. No major discipline problems, no unexplained behavior. Maybe a year or so

A “Death” Wish? 2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

Taming the Christmas Gimmees

2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

From the commercials on TV to the displays in stores, everything this time of year is designed to create a green-eyed monster of envy in our kids. Today, with the holiday season starting either before

Taming the Christmas Gimmees 2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

Freshman Blowing (Vaping) Smoke

2017-10-19T23:24:53+00:00

Q: My 14-year-old freshman has been telling me how he vapes in the high school bathroom with friends. My husband and I do not smoke or vape, and we have made it very clear that

Freshman Blowing (Vaping) Smoke 2017-10-19T23:24:53+00:00

Developing Family Devotions

2017-10-19T20:37:34+00:00

By Karen Whiting My daughter Rebecca remarked, “My earliest memories all center around family devotions. They were my favorite times.” Devotions became the heart of our family life. Through the years I realized family devotions

Developing Family Devotions 2017-10-19T20:37:34+00:00

Things You Never Thought You’d Say as a Parent

2017-10-16T15:44:09+00:00

We all say strange things to our kids! This month’s original cartoon is inspired by Angelica Juarez of Imlay City, Michigan. While the cartoon depicts a little girl, it was Angelica’s 4-year-old son who, when

Things You Never Thought You’d Say as a Parent 2017-10-16T15:44:09+00:00

How to Help a Bullied Toddler

2018-07-17T16:00:17+00:00

Q: My guy just turned two and has been in daycare since he was 12 weeks old. My husband and I both work full time and right now, it’s the only option. We love his

How to Help a Bullied Toddler 2018-07-17T16:00:17+00:00