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

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

Sleep Isn’t Just for Babies

2018-07-17T16:03:48+00:00

With the school in full swing, the pressure to pack more into each day accelerates, which usually means sleep, especially for kids, can be sacrificed. “Bad sleep habits affect the whole chemistry of a child

Sleep Isn’t Just for Babies 2018-07-17T16:03:48+00:00

Sensory or Stubbornness?

2017-02-16T17:20:43+00:00

Q: My 11-year-old daughter needs to start wearing a bra but is refusing.  She has always had sensory issues with clothes, such as socks, tight-fitting clothes like jeans, shoes even—very particular about the clothes she

Sensory or Stubbornness? 2017-02-16T17:20:43+00:00

Is Middle School Bad for Moms?

2018-07-17T16:03:49+00:00

NPR recently ran a story entitled, “Being Mom To A Middle Schooler Can Be The Toughest Gig Of All.” In it, the author quoted a study that found during the middle school years, moms experienced

Is Middle School Bad for Moms? 2018-07-17T16:03:49+00:00

The Facebook Journal Experiment

2018-07-17T15:58:48+00:00

By Julie Arduini As a parent, social media can feel like walking in a field you know has secret landmines like people who have evil intent. It makes me want to throw out our electronics

The Facebook Journal Experiment 2018-07-17T15:58:48+00:00

Sex and Our Kids

2018-07-17T15:58:48+00:00

I recently spoke with Cindy Pierce, sex educator, college speaker, and author of Sexploitation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven World, out now, about how to help our kids navigate the often sticky

Sex and Our Kids 2018-07-17T15:58:48+00:00

A Bowling We Will Go…In a Boy-Girl Group?

2018-07-17T15:59:26+00:00

Q: What should I do about a nearly 12-year-old girl who wants to go bowling with another female friend and a couple of boys in their grade? Some friends and family members are advising us

A Bowling We Will Go…In a Boy-Girl Group? 2018-07-17T15:59:26+00:00