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Five to Ten year olds are a world unto themselves. Here are some great ways to help them grow and reduce your stress.

The Doctor Makes a House Call

2019-06-07T16:22:57+00:00

Sometimes, we have to bring in an outside authority to help our kids overcome their fears. Q: I’m looking for some feedback on how to handle our 6-year-old boy’s fear of being alone. It started

The Doctor Makes a House Call2019-06-07T16:22:57+00:00

Lollygagging Around

2019-06-07T16:20:56+00:00

How can you motivate a girl who prefers to take things super slow? Read my answer on what your options are when it comes to a child who’s slow to complete tasks. Q: My 7-year-old

Lollygagging Around2019-06-07T16:20:56+00:00

Bedlam at Bedtime

2019-05-01T16:08:53+00:00

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

Why Should Children Listen?

2019-05-01T16:04:32+00:00

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

2019-06-06T12:06:49+00:00

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

Healing a Fractured Family

2019-05-01T16:01:22+00:00

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

Containing Words

2019-06-06T12:07:30+00:00

We often want to ban words our kids say that aren't really harmful but that annoy us as adults. The better solution is the "word" room.

Containing Words2019-06-06T12:07:30+00:00

The Early Bird Drives Parents Crazy

2019-05-01T15:58:53+00:00

Let’s face it—we love our sleep as parents! Once our kids get past the infant/toddler stage, we expect sleep to not become an issue. But that’s not always the case, as this mom writes about

The Early Bird Drives Parents Crazy2019-05-01T15:58:53+00:00

Grumble Bunny

2019-05-01T14:32:45+00:00

When our kids complain, we sometimes react the wrong way. This reader questions how to counter a five year old’s negative attitude. Q: Our five-year-old son often has a negative attitude, but in the past

Grumble Bunny2019-05-01T14:32:45+00:00

Outside Influences and Our Kids

2019-01-10T19:10:56+00:00

In this week’s #ThursdayThoughts, I discuss the problem with outside influences. We all have near and far relatives, church members or neighbors, classmates or friends who exhibit less-than-stellar behavior. And our kids are like little

Outside Influences and Our Kids2019-01-10T19:10:56+00:00