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Bedlam at Bedtime


Having a child refuse to go to sleep or even stay in their room at night can cause great anxiety in parents, especially when the child is young. But using a little commonsense and a

Bedlam at Bedtime2019-05-01T16:08:53+00:00

We Interrupt This Conversation


Teaching kids to stay quiet when they’re bursting to say something can be challenging, but not impossible. I also give tips on helping your kids learn how to be a good conversationalist here.

We Interrupt This Conversation2019-05-30T23:41:17+00:00

Reading Into Summer


Reading does more than pass the time. It teaches kids about the world around them. Books entertain, yes, but through books we learn about other cultures, about how to handle difficult or uncomfortable situations, about

Reading Into Summer2019-05-29T00:08:39+00:00

Why Should Children Listen?


When a child or teen doesn’t listen to us, it’s hard to know how to react. This mom questions how she can command respect from her kids. Q: We have six children, and our oldest

Why Should Children Listen?2019-05-01T16:04:32+00:00

Allowance and Kids


Having an allowance is a great way to help your child gain an understanding about money, one you can build upon as the child grows older and the allowance grows larger. The Wall Street Journal

Allowance and Kids2019-06-06T12:06:49+00:00

Teaching Values to Teens


Sometimes, when our kids reach their teen years, we realize all that we haven’t taught them, and it can be a scramble to catch up. Other times, what a child has or hasn’t internalized from

Teaching Values to Teens2019-05-01T14:29:41+00:00

Healing a Fractured Family


It breaks our hearts as parents when our family isn’t close. This mom desperately wants her children to get along with one another, but the reality is much different. Q: It is my deepest hope

Healing a Fractured Family2019-05-01T16:01:22+00:00