Homework Hassles

2017-06-07T16:30:24+00:00

Q: My 8-year-old daughter is not doing her homework by herself. I have to remind her to do it, and she is always complaining and trying to find something else to do. She can pass

Homework Hassles 2017-06-07T16:30:24+00:00

Forgiving Yourself For Your Failures as a Parent

2017-05-25T00:19:34+00:00

By Christine Lindsay Parenting is a bumpy road, especially if your family is blended in some manner through adoption, or divorce and remarriage, or any other number of life stresses. But when you fail—and believe

Forgiving Yourself For Your Failures as a Parent 2017-05-25T00:19:34+00:00

Playing School

2017-05-01T14:51:45+00:00

Q: My 9-year-old son is getting in trouble at school for playing games. He has also started missing assignments. He went to his room at 4 p.m. last Friday and Saturday evening for the remainder

Playing School 2017-05-01T14:51:45+00:00

Mothers and Daughters

2018-07-17T16:03:48+00:00

As a daughter (and a mother of daughters), I have firsthand knowledge of the complicated relationship between moms and daughters. As one with two sisters (and a brother) more than a decade older than me—and

Mothers and Daughters 2018-07-17T16:03:48+00:00

Mr. Negativity

2017-03-28T15:59:29+00:00

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net Q: My 9-year-old stepson seems increasingly negative and anxious. We thought it was due to our move (still within a half hour of the mother), but his

Mr. Negativity 2017-03-28T15:59:29+00:00

More Hosting Tips (With Kids)

2017-03-27T18:26:01+00:00

I've received a lot of wonderful feedback from last month's Washington Post piece on "Once kids enter the picture, can parents still entertain?" Because of space constraints, not all of my tips made Image

More Hosting Tips (With Kids) 2017-03-27T18:26:01+00:00

Narcissistic Tendencies in Parent Equals Narcissistic Child?

2018-07-17T16:04:43+00:00

Q: My husband refuses to make our 8-year-old daughter listen. He frequently undermines my parenting. Because of  marriage stresses, I recently began seeing a counselor. After listening to my situation, this counselor told me, “It

Narcissistic Tendencies in Parent Equals Narcissistic Child? 2018-07-17T16:04:43+00:00

Charting a Course of Discipline

2017-03-28T18:31:19+00:00

Q: I have twin 6-year old boys and an 8-year old boy. I’ve recently implemented the weekly chart (for two of my boys) and I have one of the twins on the daily chart for

Charting a Course of Discipline 2017-03-28T18:31:19+00:00