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So far Sarah Hamaker has created 900 blog entries.

A Balancing Act


Whether we’re stay-at-home moms or working mothers, finding the right balance between home, work, kids and husband can be challenging. Here’s my advice to one mother on managing time. Q: For a stay-at-home mom who

A Balancing Act2019-06-07T16:45:43+00:00

Will Tablet Feed Budding Addiction?


Kids and teens love electronics. The ability to connect with others immediately and to play games can be irresistible for many children (and adults). However, it’s important that we put parameters around usage. Q: My

Will Tablet Feed Budding Addiction?2019-06-07T16:43:17+00:00

Good Parent, Good Kid?


Most parents want to believe that if they do everything right, then their kids will turn out okay. But the truth is that no matter how good a parent you are, your child is still

Good Parent, Good Kid?2019-07-10T16:00:43+00:00

Parenting an Autistic Teen


Do you have to parent a teen on the autism spectrum differently? This week’s question comes from a mom struggling with how to help her high-functioning autistic teen transition to adulthood. Q: I’m currently raising

Parenting an Autistic Teen2019-06-07T16:27:37+00:00

A Call for Manners


Teaching manners is a gift we parents give to the community at large. Our job to civilize the little ones can be thankless at times, but we are sowing seeds that will reap a harvest

A Call for Manners2019-05-30T23:55:14+00:00

The Doctor Makes a House Call


Sometimes, we have to bring in an outside authority to help our kids overcome their fears. Q: I’m looking for some feedback on how to handle our 6-year-old boy’s fear of being alone. It started

The Doctor Makes a House Call2019-06-07T16:22:57+00:00

The Key to No More Arguments


Ready to get off the argument merry-go-round and have more calm, fruitful discussions with your kids? Learn the secret to reducing and eliminating arguments with your child or teen.

The Key to No More Arguments2019-05-30T23:49:17+00:00

Lollygagging Around


How can you motivate a girl who prefers to take things super slow? Read my answer on what your options are when it comes to a child who’s slow to complete tasks. Q: My 7-year-old

Lollygagging Around2019-06-07T16:20:56+00:00

Taming Toddlers


Contrary to popular belief, toddlers don't have to be terrible! Watch for my five key toddler taming tactics. Don’t use contractions. Toddler proof your house. Sleep is key. Containment works best. Say yes more than

Taming Toddlers2019-05-30T23:43:24+00:00

Shy Butterfly


When did being shy become a liability? In today’s extroverted world, we immediately get concerned when a child doesn’t seem to like being around other kids or doesn’t have many friends. But we’ve forgotten that

Shy Butterfly2019-06-07T16:11:51+00:00