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My Adult Kids Think I Drink Too Much and Won't Let My Grandkids Spend the Night

My Adult Kids Think I Drink Too Much and Won't Let My Grandkids Spend the Night

03.24.2014
Although it may be painful to hear, it is possible that your kids are seeing what has become for you a blind spot with regard to your drinking....
Parenting With Presence

Parenting With Presence

03.17.2014
Parenting with presence simply means that you are willing to be present with whatever is going on -- the good, the bad and the ugly.
Shoes! Every Morning Is a Battle Over Putting On Shoes!

Shoes! Every Morning Is a Battle Over Putting On Shoes!

03.10.2014
Daily battles over ordinary tasks like getting shoes on can wear down even the most patient parent.
Granddaughter's Tantrums Are Exhausting!

Granddaughter's Tantrums Are Exhausting!

02.24.2014
Children have tantrums when they feel overwhelmed by big emotions like anger, fear or disappointment. One way of thinking about it is that...
Weary of Mother-in-law's Constant Criticism

Weary of Mother-in-law's Constant Criticism

02. 5.2014
I firmly believe that when we stop pushing back against people who come at us with unwanted advice and criticism, their behavior simply...
My Son Is a Sore Loser!

My Son Is a Sore Loser!

01.28.2014
If your child sees you losing your cool when someone grabs the seats you wanted at the movie theater or the parking spot you had your eye...
A Boy's Plea About Video Game Addiction

A Boy's Plea About Video Game Addiction

01.21.2014
The next time you feel a desire to tune out by turning on your game system, pause. Take three or four breaths and just notice how you feel....
Long-Distance Parenting Is Hard On Us All

Long-Distance Parenting Is Hard On Us All

01.14.2014
Parenting a teen is difficult enough; trying to do so from afar certainly adds its challenges. Still, location isn't everything.
How to Help Your Teen Who Won't Talk to You

How to Help Your Teen Who Won't Talk to You

01.12.2014
Just as there's an age for a healthy infant to roll over, sit up, walk, and talk... there's an age when a healthy teen begins to separate...
Perturbed By My Son's Procrastination

Perturbed By My Son's Procrastination

01. 8.2014
My son is a horrible procrastinator. I can't for the life of me get him to do homework or even 10 minutes of chores without a major fight....

Message to the ADHD Medical Community: Is Medication the Only Answer?

12.23.2013
Professionals know that there is no magic formula for "fixing" ADHD, and that active management is key for long-term success. Let's share...
Am I Crazy to Give My Tween a Cell Phone?

Am I Crazy to Give My Tween a Cell Phone?

12.23.2013
Parents delight in the smiles on the faces of the children when a longed-for gift is unwrapped. But in the long run, we want the gifts...
Does Daddy Time Have to Be Video Game Time?

Does Daddy Time Have to Be Video Game Time?

12.17.2013
Most parents feel that they are stumbling in the dark when it comes to figuring out how to integrate screen time into their family's lives....
'My Daughter Needs to Make a House for Her Fairies... Right Before Bed!'

'My Daughter Needs to Make a House for Her Fairies... Right Before Bed!'

12.13.2013
Before the advent of electronic diversions -- video games, ipads, cell phones and "educational" computer games -- children's imaginations...