Sassiness and the Toddler

2018-07-17T16:10:28+00:00

Q: My 16-month-old shook her finger and said, “No, no” in a sassy way after my husband told her “no” when touching something she shouldn’t. How do I correct the sass back at this age

Sassiness and the Toddler 2018-07-17T16:10:28+00:00

Eating in Peace

2018-07-17T16:06:38+00:00

Q: We adopted two girls (ages 8 and 10 at the time) almost 5 years ago from an African country. They were incredibly picky eaters and refused to try new foods. I have been customizing

Eating in Peace 2018-07-17T16:06:38+00:00

The Question of Spanking

2018-09-13T21:31:03+00:00

Q: When is spanking appropriate with a 3 year old? A: When my second child (a daughter) was around 3, we began punishing her for disobedience. As with her older sister, spanking was in our

The Question of Spanking 2018-09-13T21:31:03+00:00

Is Your Teen Stressed or Normal?

2018-07-17T16:11:59+00:00

Q: My 17-year-old daughter claims to be anxious and depressed due to lack of best friends. She was homeschooled until junior year when she enrolled in the local community college full time. She’s getting straight

Is Your Teen Stressed or Normal? 2018-07-17T16:11:59+00:00

Early Riser Plagued by Fears

2018-07-17T16:13:05+00:00

Q: Our 6-year-old son is an early riser. He is to stay in his room until 6 a.m., then allowed to come downstairs to play quietly. Lately he has been waking up mom and dad

Early Riser Plagued by Fears 2018-07-17T16:13:05+00:00

Teaching Kindness

2018-07-17T16:06:39+00:00

Q: How can I teach my 10-year-old daughter to have a kind heart? Her 7-year-old sister is always doing sweet things for her without prompting, and she sees it modeled between her dad and I

Teaching Kindness 2018-07-17T16:06:39+00:00

An Anxious Third Grader, Follow Up

2018-09-13T21:34:30+00:00

Q: You suggested that I stop the regimented schedule and give him 90 minutes of playtime. There is just over 90 minutes between when he arrives home from school (3:45) and when we eat dinner

An Anxious Third Grader, Follow Up 2018-09-13T21:34:30+00:00

Anxiety and Anger: A Deadly Combination

2018-09-13T21:35:29+00:00

Q: My nine-year-old son is experiencing anxiety and anger. My husband and I follow a traditional style of parenting—we are firm, have high standards for behavior, and are very loving. I believe our son ‘s

Anxiety and Anger: A Deadly Combination 2018-09-13T21:35:29+00:00