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

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

Honesty—The Best Policy?

2017-02-21T13:40:20+00:00

By Lillian Duncan Honesty is the best policy, right? So in all honesty, I have to tell you I’m not sure what I was thinking when I signed up to write a post for this

Honesty—The Best Policy? 2017-02-21T13:40:20+00:00

Awkward Autistic 10 Year Old

2016-12-20T21:46:35+00:00

Q: My 10-year-old son has autism. He speaks all the time. He interrupts us all the time and doesn’t seem to see the signs of others when they are upset about it. When reviewing with

Awkward Autistic 10 Year Old 2016-12-20T21:46:35+00:00

How to Fight Discouragement

2016-12-31T23:17:55+00:00

We start a new year off with fire and commitments that likely include being better parents or solving a particularly thorny problem related to our children. About this point in the year, many of us

How to Fight Discouragement 2016-12-31T23:17:55+00:00

The Trials of Being Three

2016-12-20T21:40:48+00:00

Q: I took my 3½-year-old to the dentist two days ago. After his cleaning was done, I was discussing a few things with the dentist. My son started to run around and act wild. I

The Trials of Being Three 2016-12-20T21:40:48+00:00

Our Inheritance: Puzzles

2017-01-14T01:16:12+00:00

By Gail Kittleson Every ounce of information we glean about our parents has the potential to change our perspective on our childhood years. One orphan quipped that “the joy of having been abandoned is having

Our Inheritance: Puzzles 2017-01-14T01:16:12+00:00

Middle Child Acts Out

2018-07-17T16:04:44+00:00

Q: We have 3 boys: 3 years old, 2 years old and 10 months old. Our second son has recently been hitting, biting, pushing and kicking his brothers but not other kids when we are

Middle Child Acts Out 2018-07-17T16:04:44+00:00

5 Easy Ways to Overcome Misbehavior

2018-07-17T15:58:47+00:00

It takes more effort to misbehave than it does to behave, and the negative emotions that go along with doing the wrong thing take a toll as well, adding unnecessary stress and angst to the

5 Easy Ways to Overcome Misbehavior 2018-07-17T15:58:47+00:00

Parental Communication

2016-12-20T21:35:36+00:00

Q: Our issue has more to do with my spouse and me being on the same page and communicating. We have both read parenting books and my husband knows I’m a big proponent of more

Parental Communication 2016-12-20T21:35:36+00:00