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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...
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...
How Should I Deal With The Aggressive Little Boy Next Door?

How Should I Deal With The Aggressive Little Boy Next Door?

09.15.2014
When your choices for playmates are limited, it's hard to resist the convenience of a little boy next door. Still, your daughter needs...

My Former Husband Buys Everything for Our Daughter

09. 9.2014
I am recently divorced. My former husband buys our thirteen year old daughter whatever she wants, like designer clothes.I can't compete....

My 9 year Old Has Fits When We Say "No"!

09. 3.2014
My nine-year old is angry all the time. She has terrible meltdowns when we tell her she can't have what she wants, and takes our her frustrations...
5 Tips for Reducing School Anxiety

5 Tips for Reducing School Anxiety

08.25.2014
We are just starting the second week of school and so far she has had a meltdown every single morning. Last year it took almost six weeks...
Morning Madness Has Struck Again!

Morning Madness Has Struck Again!

08.19.2014
The clearer you are about what your morning routine should look like, the easier it will be on everyone.
Talking With Children About Suicide After Beloved Robin Williams' Death

Talking With Children About Suicide After Beloved Robin Williams' Death

08.12.2014
Suicide is a very difficult death to explain to children. In addition, when the person was someone famous or influential, it is important...
Is It Too Late to Change My Boys?

Is It Too Late to Change My Boys?

08. 4.2014
I don't believe it's ever too late for much of anything when it comes to raising children. Still, old habits die hard; especially when...
The Great Thing About Pillow Fights

The Great Thing About Pillow Fights

07.28.2014
As strange as it may sound, one of the best things about children is that they don't share our sense of urgency about many of the things...
My 14-Year-Old Wants to Have Sex

My 14-Year-Old Wants to Have Sex

07.22.2014
Help her make a choice she can later be proud of: one that reflects her understanding that sex is something very special and worth waiting...
Dreading Visit From Wild Nieces And Nephews!

Dreading Visit From Wild Nieces And Nephews!

07.16.2014
Your brother's children need to know that he is their dad, not their buddy; knowing he is what I refer to as the "captain of the ship"...
'Till Death Do Us Part'

'Till Death Do Us Part'

07. 6.2014
Last week would have marked my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Although my former husband and I have been parted now for many years,...
How Can I Get My Kids to Like My New Boyfriend?

How Can I Get My Kids to Like My New Boyfriend?

07. 1.2014
New love is exciting, and it is easy to believe that if you're happy, your kids will naturally be happy for you. But children are egocentric;...