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It took THIS to get my family to unplug

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

No drone of the air conditioner could be heard. No television blared in the background. Not even the familiar hum of the refrigerator or a solitary screen saver could be detected. The sacred wedge of silence was magical, entrancing and wholly alien to those huddled upon the floor and sofa.

My Son, My Imitator

Garrett Rice | Posted 03.05.2012 | Parents
Garrett Rice

When your child wants to do not only what you say, but also what you do.

Is Sibling Rivalry Inevitable?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The authors of Siblings Without Rivalry give advice to a father who fears he taught his children how to compete with each other. The first in a series of Neanderdad essays, by author (and hapless parent) Garrett Rice.

Separating Warring Siblings

Garrett Rice | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Garrett Rice

At snack time they fought over who would get the blue bib.  Then they argued over who would get the purple plate.  Then they squabbled over who would get the dinosaur placemat.