Five to Ten year olds are a world unto themselves. Here are some great ways to help them grow and reduce your stress.
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
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
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
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
By guest blogger, Susan G Mathis I’d just put my baby and toddler down for their naps when the phone rang. It was Mom, calling to chat. A few minutes into the conversation, she said,
Q: I’m trying to put a slow down on the extracurricular activities by asking my kids to choose one or two. How much input should they be allowed in deciding which ones? For example, I