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

The Angst of a Good Mother

2015-03-24T18:31:29+00:00

What makes a good mother? Contemplating the answer to that is something that can keep us women with children awake at night. I think we look at the answer backwards. We shouldn't be thinking what

The Angst of a Good Mother 2015-03-24T18:31:29+00:00

The Problem With Words

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

Q: My 12-year-old daughter has a friend who began saying things like, “That’s really gay,” when my daughter made a face or put forth an idea. Naturally, this friend said that phrase in front of

The Problem With Words 2018-07-17T15:59:26+00:00

A Bowling We Will Go…In a Boy-Girl Group?

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

Q: What should I do about a nearly 12-year-old girl who wants to go bowling with another female friend and a couple of boys in their grade? Some friends and family members are advising us

A Bowling We Will Go…In a Boy-Girl Group? 2018-07-17T15:59:26+00:00

8 Ways to Love Your Unrepentant Child

2018-07-17T16:05:49+00:00

What can we do when our child keeps choosing the wrong path in life? Check out my article on  "8 Ways to Love Your Unrepentant Child" on Crosswalk.com. "Through it all, we hope our children

8 Ways to Love Your Unrepentant Child 2018-07-17T16:05:49+00:00

7 Ways to Nip Narcissism in the Bud

2015-03-11T20:42:37+00:00

Want to know seven easy ways we can help our kids NOT become overly self-centered? Read my blog on the topic on the Washington Post's On Parenting here.

7 Ways to Nip Narcissism in the Bud 2015-03-11T20:42:37+00:00

A Bully of a Label

2015-03-11T18:45:59+00:00

“You’re ugly.” Those words pierced my heart as a gawky 13-year-old seventh grader. It was hard enough to be the new kid at a private school where my classmates had been together since elementary school.

A Bully of a Label 2015-03-11T18:45:59+00:00

Emancipation and the Older Teen

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

Q: A little more than a year ago, our 18-year-old daughter moved to Nashville, Tenn., (completely at our expense) to be a member of a ballet company. After a year of that, she decided to

Emancipation and the Older Teen 2018-07-17T15:56:59+00:00

Educating a Child’s Palate

2018-07-17T16:05:49+00:00

For years, I thought I didn’t like salad or yellow squash in particular. Frankly, most vegetables left me cold, but since eating them was required, I ate them. Rarely did I ask for seconds of

Educating a Child’s Palate 2018-07-17T16:05:49+00:00