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All By Myself…And Not Loving It


Our children sometimes develop irrational fears, such as fear of the dark, terror of costumed people and dread of dogs. It can be difficult to manage a child who’s afraid of being alone, but with

All By Myself…And Not Loving It2019-09-16T20:42:35+00:00

To Share or Not to Share


We want our children to learn to be more open-handed with toys and possessions, but that doesn’t always translate well among siblings. This mother asks is it ever okay for a child not to share

To Share or Not to Share2019-08-28T21:27:34+00:00

The Happiness Factor


How happy are you as a parent? Most of us are making ourselves miserable moms because we’ve made parenting all about what we do as opposed to who we are. Parents who accept the fact

The Happiness Factor2019-09-18T18:47:35+00:00

Who Brings Home the Bacon?


Many husbands feel very keenly that it’s their job to support their family, but oftentimes, the wife enjoys working or has a successful career. This week’s question comes from a wife who is the family

Who Brings Home the Bacon?2019-08-28T21:25:41+00:00

Stressed-Out Teens


Our teenagers are more stressed than ever, with school and other pressures piling up on their shoulders. In this week’s video, I talk about five ways parents can help our teens shed some of that

Stressed-Out Teens2019-09-18T18:25:44+00:00

Caught in the Middle


It’s hard when our kids are struggling with friends. Here’s my advice to one mom whose middle schooler is trying to fit in at a new school. Q: My 13-year-old son started a new middle

Caught in the Middle2019-09-16T20:44:18+00:00

Does Parenting Exhaust You?


Moms, you don't have to be exhausted raising kids! If you hit the bed every night too tired to think, then I can help. Book a free, 15-minute consultation with me today! http://bit.ly/2Y03Ejm    

Does Parenting Exhaust You?2019-09-16T20:40:54+00:00

Setting Relative Boundaries


We love our close relatives, but sometimes aunts, uncles and grandparents can cross the line when it comes to what we think is appropriate behavior. This mom asks how should she respond when a grandparent

Setting Relative Boundaries2019-08-28T20:28:15+00:00

Talk is Cheap


If ever there was a parenting myth that as gained prominence in today's child-rearing culture, it's the one that says you can reason your child into proper behavior. The cold, hard reality is that you

Talk is Cheap2019-09-16T20:41:15+00:00