When the Companion’s Invisible

2015-04-08T00:01:00+00:00

Q: My 4-year-old daughter has an imaginary friend called Buster. She talks to Buster, plays with Buster, insists that Buster sit at the table with her, etc. Sometimes, she expects me to talk to Buster

When the Companion’s Invisible 2015-04-08T00:01:00+00:00

Parenting According to Vicki Hoefle, Part Two

2015-03-27T21:12:27+00:00

I recently spoke with Vicki Hoefle, professional parent educator, author of Duct Tape Parenting, and national speaker, about parenting. Her new book, The Straight Talk on Parenting; A No-Nonsense Approach on How to Grow a

Parenting According to Vicki Hoefle, Part Two 2015-03-27T21:12:27+00:00

A Rude Awakening

2015-04-27T18:29:56+00:00

Q: Our four-year-old son has started to be disrespectful to other adults in front of me. For example, he snatched something from my friend’s hand that he wanted. When I made him apologize, he first

A Rude Awakening 2015-04-27T18:29:56+00:00

Parenting According to Vicki Hoefle, Part One

2015-03-27T20:45:18+00:00

I recently spoke with Vicki Hoefle, professional parent educator, author of Duct Tape Parenting, and national speaker, about parenting. Her new book, The Straight Talk on Parenting; A No-Nonsense Approach on How to Grow a

Parenting According to Vicki Hoefle, Part One 2015-03-27T20:45:18+00:00

Embrace the ‘Meanie’ Label

2015-04-07T23:47:44+00:00

Q: My six-year-old son has started back-talking, mostly calling me a “meanie” when I tell him to do something he doesn’t like, such as chores, homework, no snack right now, etc. What’s frustrating is that

Embrace the ‘Meanie’ Label 2015-04-07T23:47:44+00:00

Keeping It Real

2015-04-06T16:22:43+00:00

One of my daughters really loves to write. She reminds me of myself at that age—always penning bits and pieces of stories on scraps of paper or in notebooks. She’s told me many times that

Keeping It Real 2015-04-06T16:22:43+00:00

Boys Being Boys—and Why That’s Okay

2015-03-13T15:41:17+00:00

Q:I have three boys: 3, 7 and 10 years old. The oldest loves to wrestle and play with his siblings, but he’s also much more aggressive than they are—but not to the point of hurting

Boys Being Boys—and Why That’s Okay 2015-03-13T15:41:17+00:00

Online Safety Not Guaranteed

2015-03-12T19:32:10+00:00

Q: I’m trying very hard to keep my two elementary school age kids (boy and girl) safe online. At home, we have a parental block on our devices, and restrict access to the Internet. However,

Online Safety Not Guaranteed 2015-03-12T19:32:10+00:00