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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...
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;...
My Daughter Lied to Me. What Should I Do?

My Daughter Lied to Me. What Should I Do?

06.23.2014
It is unrealistic to expect your daughter to be self-monitoring when it comes to the offer of special fun at Grandma and Grandpa's. Talk...
'Will You Send the Baby Back to the Hospital Now, Mommy?'

'Will You Send the Baby Back to the Hospital Now, Mommy?'

06.19.2014
It is easy for little ones to love the idea of a little brother or sister, and an entirely different matter when that real baby is co-opting...
What Is the Best Approach to Discipline?

What Is the Best Approach to Discipline?

06.10.2014
You will have to decide what discipline style resonates with your beliefs, instincts and child's temperament. Trust yourself, choosing...
'School Is Out and My Kids Just Want to Watch TV!'

'School Is Out and My Kids Just Want to Watch TV!'

06. 3.2014
I've said it before and I'll no doubt say it many times again: You cannot hope to parent effectively if you are afraid of upsetting your...
Please: If You See Something, Say Something

Please: If You See Something, Say Something

05.27.2014
Call to mind the young people in your life. Ask yourself if anyone triggers a feeling of discomfort or concern. Let your instincts weigh...