Early Riser Plagued by Fears

2018-07-17T16:13:05+00:00

Q: Our 6-year-old son is an early riser. He is to stay in his room until 6 a.m., then allowed to come downstairs to play quietly. Lately he has been waking up mom and dad

Early Riser Plagued by Fears 2018-07-17T16:13:05+00:00

Teaching Kindness

2018-07-17T16:06:39+00:00

Q: How can I teach my 10-year-old daughter to have a kind heart? Her 7-year-old sister is always doing sweet things for her without prompting, and she sees it modeled between her dad and I

Teaching Kindness 2018-07-17T16:06:39+00:00

April Parenting Thought of the Month: Do You Have a Strong-Willed Child Or a Hidden-Willed Child?

2018-07-17T16:04:42+00:00

Google “strong-willed child” and you’ll find a plethora of articles and books about how to parent a stubborn, difficult, defiant and high-spirited child. Strong-willed children are defined as kids who defy, disobey and emphatically refuse—often

April Parenting Thought of the Month: Do You Have a Strong-Willed Child Or a Hidden-Willed Child? 2018-07-17T16:04:42+00:00

Excuse Me, Your Cell is Showing

2018-07-17T15:57:32+00:00

By Linda Wood Rondeau When I recently visited a young relative’s home, three children and two adults sat in the living room with the television on and everyone using their own phones. No one talked

Excuse Me, Your Cell is Showing 2018-07-17T15:57:32+00:00

Things You Never Thought You’d Say as a Parent

2017-10-17T20:23:54+00:00

We all say strange things to our kids! This month’s original cartoon is inspired by Elizabeth Maddrey of Woodbridge, Va. “The licking is apparently a thing at our house. I don’t know why because neither

Things You Never Thought You’d Say as a Parent 2017-10-17T20:23:54+00:00

A Toddler Who Hits

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

Q: Our 27-month-old son who goes to a child care center in a Bible study once per week is hitting and pushing other babies in the class. He specifically hits the younger kids either with

A Toddler Who Hits 2018-07-17T16:00:17+00:00

How to Handle Disrespectful Teenager?

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

For a video version of this blog, visit https://youtu.be/7wpAZWok4Sc. Q: I am a mom of 4 kids: 15-year-old girl, 13-year-old boy, 10-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy. My oldest, at around age 9, stared eye rolling and

How to Handle Disrespectful Teenager? 2018-07-17T15:56:57+00:00