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Avoiding Christmas Morning Meltdowns

Avoiding Christmas Morning Meltdowns

12.22.2014
In today's world, children are bombarded with the promise of happiness if they can just get the right toys, clothes, gadgets and gizmos....
My Cousin Calls Her Daughter 'Dummy' and 'Stupid'!

My Cousin Calls Her Daughter 'Dummy' and 'Stupid'!

12.15.2014
It is terribly awkward to deal with a child's upsetting behavior without stepping on the toes of her parent. Your situation is even more...
Am I Overindulging My Children?

Am I Overindulging My Children?

12.10.2014
It isn't easy to deprive kids of the things that make them happy when our instinct is to do whatever we can to keep them smiling. Here...
Trouble Parenting My Stepson

Trouble Parenting My Stepson

12. 2.2014
Your family is going through significant growing pains, with everyone having to make some big adjustments. Rather than giving you suggestions...
My Impulsive Son Throws Caution to the Wind

My Impulsive Son Throws Caution to the Wind

11.26.2014
With little children, it is obvious that we need to act as their prefrontal cortex because we know that they aren't capable of inhibiting...
Husband Says Son Misbehaves Because Wife Doesn't Punish

Husband Says Son Misbehaves Because Wife Doesn't Punish

11.20.2014
Children who feel liked, cherished and enjoyed want to behave well because they naturally want to please us. When they sense tension between...
Burdened With Guilt Over Past Parenting Mistakes

Burdened With Guilt Over Past Parenting Mistakes

11.11.2014
There is no way to undo the actions of your past. But if you do the work of mourning for what you and your children have lost, you will...

8 Tips for Helping Kids Get Over Fear of Dogs

11. 4.2014
My seven-year old daughter is PETRIFIED of dogs even though she has never been bitten or attacked. It can be a tea cup Chihuahua or a Great...
Am I Crazy To Get A Dog For My Kids?

Am I Crazy To Get A Dog For My Kids?

10.28.2014
A family pet can add immeasurable joy to family life, but before you "bite" into dog ownership, make sure your expectations are based on...
My Picky Eater Refuses to Eat What I Make!

My Picky Eater Refuses to Eat What I Make!

10.21.2014
Our 12 year old daughter disrupts our household over FOOD! I love to cook, and have told her to pick anything in the world for dinner and...

Can't Get My Teen to Get Out of Bed in the Morning!

10.16.2014
I struggle every morning to get my 17-year old son up for school. He messes around on his computer till way past midnight and is exhausted...
My Child Can't Sit Still at the Dinner Table!

My Child Can't Sit Still at the Dinner Table!

10. 7.2014
Most children would rather learn -- often through play -- than eat. It doesn't take much food, or time, to fill a 4-year-old's belly. So...
8 Tips for Helping Shy Kids Make Friends

8 Tips for Helping Shy Kids Make Friends

10. 1.2014
My son is a very shy child. He had one friend at school who was his best buddy last year (in first grade), but that boy moved away. My...
5 Tips for Getting Kids to Come to Dinner

5 Tips for Getting Kids to Come to Dinner

09.22.2014
Listen to your children's point of view without interrupting; perhaps they don't look forward to dinner because one sibling constantly...