Tips on Raising Do-Gooders


They say that children are inherently compassionate and have a natural tendency to share, which is perfect for parents who want their children to grow up to be empathetic, charitable adults who make a conscious

 Tips on Raising Do-Gooders 2018-07-17T15:58:49+00:00

Take a Break


It's been my practice in the summer to take a brief break from blogging for a few weeks. While I love sharing parenting tips and answering reader questions, it's always refreshing to spend a little

Take a Break 2015-07-16T16:18:34+00:00

A Kid With a Chip on His Shoulder


Q: My 9-year-old son constantly expresses how he feels slighted or cheated out of things. For example, he (not us) is always comparing himself to his 6-year-old brother or 3-year-old sister, talking about the things

A Kid With a Chip on His Shoulder 2015-07-09T16:48:52+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