A Manageable Routine for a Teen

2018-07-17T15:56:57+00:00

Q: I need help regarding the evening routine for my 16-year-old daughter, after she arrives home after her sport, which is usually 5 p.m., during the week. She has ADHD and says she needs to

A Manageable Routine for a Teen 2018-07-17T15:56:57+00:00

I Mix Up Your Name Because I Love You

2017-03-08T00:31:10+00:00

Finally, scientific studies show that moms—like me!—who can’t seem to spit out their own child’s name have a really good reason: we love our kids. My mom used to call me Vicki or Shawn, my

I Mix Up Your Name Because I Love You 2017-03-08T00:31:10+00:00

Tackling the Small Stuff

2017-02-23T00:52:30+00:00

Q: My wife and I are discussing smaller issues in our household in which we want to train our children. Examples of these issues are leaving lights on when leaving a room, shutting door during

Tackling the Small Stuff 2017-02-23T00:52:30+00:00

Just Because It’s the Right Thing

2017-01-31T01:43:51+00:00

Q: I have a soon to be 15-year-old son in ninth grade. He is in a scholar program at a private school, and he has earned a partial scholarship based on his academic abilities. He

Just Because It’s the Right Thing 2017-01-31T01:43:51+00:00

Step-in Parenting

2017-02-13T20:14:25+00:00

By Davalynn Spencer Parenting is a challenging call. But the call to parent someone else’s child can often overwhelm us with a do-or-die, sink-or-swim fatalistic mind-set. When my husband and I married, I gained a

Step-in Parenting 2017-02-13T20:14:25+00:00

Sensory or Stubbornness?

2017-02-16T17:20:43+00:00

Q: My 11-year-old daughter needs to start wearing a bra but is refusing.  She has always had sensory issues with clothes, such as socks, tight-fitting clothes like jeans, shoes even—very particular about the clothes she

Sensory or Stubbornness? 2017-02-16T17:20:43+00:00

A Family Affair

2017-01-31T21:37:41+00:00

Whether you have brothers or sisters or are the parents of more than one child, you know that siblings can be a blessing—and drive you crazy. Last month, I talked about sibling rivalry in the

A Family Affair 2017-01-31T21:37:41+00:00

Beware of Pokémon?

2017-02-02T00:33:34+00:00

Q: My 8-year-old son has recently been given a few Pokémon cards by a friend of his at school, and enjoys them. My wife’s and my concern is mostly about Pokémon that have psychic powers/moves

Beware of Pokémon? 2017-02-02T00:33:34+00:00

Is Middle School Bad for Moms?

2018-07-17T16:03:49+00:00

NPR recently ran a story entitled, “Being Mom To A Middle Schooler Can Be The Toughest Gig Of All.” In it, the author quoted a study that found during the middle school years, moms experienced

Is Middle School Bad for Moms? 2018-07-17T16:03:49+00:00