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

An Anxious Third Grader, Follow Up

2018-09-13T21:34:30+00:00

Q: You suggested that I stop the regimented schedule and give him 90 minutes of playtime. There is just over 90 minutes between when he arrives home from school (3:45) and when we eat dinner

An Anxious Third Grader, Follow Up 2018-09-13T21:34:30+00:00

All We Need Is Love?

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

Note: On the fourth Tuesdays, I’m starting a new blog series on the Fruit of the Spirit, taking us through the nine character traits and applying that to raising kids. “But the fruit of the

All We Need Is Love? 2018-07-17T16:06:39+00:00

Anxiety and Anger: A Deadly Combination

2018-09-13T21:35:29+00:00

Q: My nine-year-old son is experiencing anxiety and anger. My husband and I follow a traditional style of parenting—we are firm, have high standards for behavior, and are very loving. I believe our son ‘s

Anxiety and Anger: A Deadly Combination 2018-09-13T21:35:29+00:00

Set Dating Ground Rules Early

2018-09-13T21:36:10+00:00

By guest blogger Mary L. Hamilton The first week of sixth grade, a girl invited my son to see a movie with her and another couple. “It’s not a date,” my son argued. I countered

Set Dating Ground Rules Early 2018-09-13T21:36:10+00:00

The Defiant

2018-09-13T21:36:43+00:00

Q: We have an 11-yr-old son who is disobedient and defiant. He simply won’t do what he is told. He is chronically late getting ready for school, often telling us he isn’t going (6th grade

The Defiant 2018-09-13T21:36:43+00:00

Teen Chaos

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

Q: I have a 17 year old, a 15 year old and a 13 year old all whom believe life completely and utterly revolves around them. The oldest (boy) refuses to look for work and

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