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

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

How to Handle Disrespectful Teenager?

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

For a video version of this blog, visit https://youtu.be/7wpAZWok4Sc. Q: I am a mom of 4 kids: 15-year-old girl, 13-year-old boy, 10-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy. My oldest, at around age 9, stared eye rolling and

How to Handle Disrespectful Teenager? 2018-07-17T15:56:57+00:00

Mom Says Kids Exhaust Me!

2018-07-17T16:07:34+00:00

For a video version of this blog, visit https://youtu.be/YuPOFPMNYeE. Q: I am a homeschooling mother of three girls ages 9, 7 and 3. I frequently feel so exhausted around my kids. I know there is a

Mom Says Kids Exhaust Me! 2018-07-17T16:07:34+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

Freshman Blowing (Vaping) Smoke

2017-10-19T23:24:53+00:00

Q: My 14-year-old freshman has been telling me how he vapes in the high school bathroom with friends. My husband and I do not smoke or vape, and we have made it very clear that

Freshman Blowing (Vaping) Smoke 2017-10-19T23:24:53+00:00

Can a Toddler Learn From Consequences?

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

Q: What is an appropriate way to punish a 17-month-old for being bad, i.e. deliberately disobeying when I tell him not to do something? Is time out appropriate for this age? If it is how

Can a Toddler Learn From Consequences? 2018-07-17T16:00:17+00:00

A Bright Son Making Bad Choices

2017-10-19T23:33:54+00:00

Q: My very bright 10-year-old son simply refuses to obey. He is child #2 out of 4 kids. He seems to take up all of our parenting energy. He spent a lot of time in

A Bright Son Making Bad Choices 2017-10-19T23:33:54+00:00