They Know Where You Came From

2018-07-17T15:59:25+00:00

By Peggy McGinnis On the day I was born, three siblings greeted me: my 15-year-old sister and 13-year-old and 11-year-old brothers. I joked that I grew up as an only child with three siblings. By

They Know Where You Came From 2018-07-17T15:59:25+00:00

A Returning Student Brings Summertime Blues

2015-05-18T19:03:35+00:00

Q: My 18-year-old daughter has finished her freshman year of college. While it’s been a good year, she’s become rather distant in her relationship with us. We have good conversations sometimes, but most of the

A Returning Student Brings Summertime Blues 2015-05-18T19:03:35+00:00

Getting Along With Adult Siblings

2015-05-22T20:38:33+00:00

Our brothers and sisters are the ones who know us the best. “Siblings are often our first friends and they can be lifelong friends,” said Jennifer* in Tampa, Florida. “They know your history and have

Getting Along With Adult Siblings 2015-05-22T20:38:33+00:00

Helping Himself

2018-07-17T15:59:25+00:00

Q: My young teenage stepson has been helping himself to my mother’s sodas. He’ll stop by her house (right beside ours) on his way home from school, go into her garage and snatch a soft

Helping Himself 2018-07-17T15:59:25+00:00

What’s in a Name?

2015-05-01T21:12:39+00:00

Sticks and stones might break my bones but words will never hurt me. Whoever came up with that little ditty must not have been called names very often. Anyone who’s ever been called stupid, moron,

What’s in a Name? 2015-05-01T21:12:39+00:00

A Snapping Teen Turtle

2018-07-17T15:56:59+00:00

Q: What should we do about a snappish teen? What used to be a rare occurrence is now more common than not. We’ll ask a normal question and she will bark back an answer like

A Snapping Teen Turtle 2018-07-17T15:56:59+00:00

Revolving Door at Bedtime

2015-05-01T21:39:48+00:00

Q: Our nine-year-old won’t stay in his room. He’ll be in and out, to use the bathroom, get a drink, and other excuses. He also has been reading after lights-out, hiding his reading by using

Revolving Door at Bedtime 2015-05-01T21:39:48+00:00

The Lettuce Contest

2018-07-17T15:59:26+00:00

By Carole Brown I was a 1½ older than my brother so being “the boss” came natural . . . or maybe I was just the “pushy” type. Whatever the case, we were constantly striving

The Lettuce Contest 2018-07-17T15:59:26+00:00

A Love of Money

2015-04-25T22:03:29+00:00

Q: I need some guidance on allowance. My 9-year-old has always been Mr. Money. He loves it and will do anything to get it—and then spends it at the first opportunity. Granted, he is very

A Love of Money 2015-04-25T22:03:29+00:00