Five Parenting Hacks

2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

I’m often asked what are some easy ways to make raising kids more enjoyable and less stressful. Here are my top five in no particular order. If you adopt even one of these in the

Five Parenting Hacks 2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

A “Soft” Grandmother

2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

Q: Our children are very close with their grandparents. We do not live in the same city as them but they are only an hour away and they see them very regularly. We expect our

A “Soft” Grandmother 2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

Teachable Moments

2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

By Carol Kinsey          Over the years, my husband and I have looked for teachable moments in parenting. Teachable moments give us an opportunity to drive home an important principle to our children. One memorable teachable

Teachable Moments 2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

Letting Teen Make Own Decisions

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

Q: I feel like I am in a quandary of sorts. My youngest child, who will be 17 next month, wants desperately to go with her best friend to a haunted castle. My oldest went

Letting Teen Make Own Decisions 2018-07-17T15:56:57+00:00

Things You Never Thought You’d Say as a Parent

2017-10-19T23:28:31+00:00

We all say strange things to our kids! This month’s original cartoon is inspired by Jennifer Rossmiller of Grand Rapids, Mich. Jennifer’s then 10-year-old daughter Annabelle Leigh paid for a $2 ice cream with a

Things You Never Thought You’d Say as a Parent 2017-10-19T23:28:31+00:00

A “Death” Wish?

2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

Q: I have a 7 year old son who just happily started second grade. He is extremely bright and normal in every way. No major discipline problems, no unexplained behavior. Maybe a year or so

A “Death” Wish? 2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

Taming the Christmas Gimmees

2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

From the commercials on TV to the displays in stores, everything this time of year is designed to create a green-eyed monster of envy in our kids. Today, with the holiday season starting either before

Taming the Christmas Gimmees 2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

A Teen and Her Five Year Old Brother

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

Q: My question is about sibling conflict between my 13-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son. They are constantly fighting! And they are basically just rude and disrespectful towards each other so much of the time. I

A Teen and Her Five Year Old Brother 2018-07-17T15:56:57+00:00

More Tips on Staying Sane During December

2017-11-28T13:37:50+00:00

I asked for advice on Facebook about how to not be overwhelmed during the holidays. Here's what friends had to say: Teresa Danner Kander says, “I try to do most of the stressful stuff, like

More Tips on Staying Sane During December 2017-11-28T13:37:50+00:00

Adjusting to the Arrival of a Second Child

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

By Stephen W. Hiemstra After our firstborn arrived, my wife, Maryam, refused to leave her alone with anyone. On rare occasions, I might watch her, but almost no one else. As she drew closer to

Adjusting to the Arrival of a Second Child 2018-07-17T16:04:43+00:00