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My Teen Is Addicted To Facebook!

My Teen Is Addicted To Facebook!

11.30.2011
Dear Susan, My 15-year old daughter's entire life revolves around her Facebook world. Her schoolwork is suffering and she is irritable...
My Daughter's Step-Mom Is A Bad Role Model, Help!

My Daughter's Step-Mom Is A Bad Role Model, Help!

11.27.2011
Dear Susan, My daughter's step-mom is a horrible influence on her. She allows behavior like lying and cheating to get away with things...
The Jacket Dilemma: What To Say When Your Kid Just Won't Put One On

The Jacket Dilemma: What To Say When Your Kid Just Won't Put One On

11.22.2011
Dear Susan, Where we live, it gets cold -- down into the 20's and below, and I have the hardest time getting my 10-year-old to wear her...

Why I Honor My Post-Divorce Sadness

11.22.2011
Even though I haven't been with my son's dad for 10 years and we clearly weren't right for one another, it is still a significant loss,...
When Kids Won't Say Their Please And Thank You's

When Kids Won't Say Their Please And Thank You's

11.18.2011
Dear Susan, My kids are ten and seven and have terrible manners. I've tried telling them how to behave when we have guests for dinner...
'My Eighth Grader Thinks She's Ready For Sex'

'My Eighth Grader Thinks She's Ready For Sex'

11.14.2011
Dear Susan, My daughter is in the 8th grade and is boy-crazy like all her friends. She has had a crush on a boy in 9th grade for three...
How Can I Get My Son To Tell The Truth?

How Can I Get My Son To Tell The Truth?

11. 4.2011
Dear Susan, My 11-year-old son has a problem with lying. Sometimes he tells big lies like "I have no idea why it says I'm failing English,"...
What Can I Do If My Child Hates Reading?

What Can I Do If My Child Hates Reading?

10.27.2011
Dear Susan, I have an 11-year-old who gets A's B's, but one big F when it comes to reading. She is required to read three books per semester,...
When Teens Turn To Food Out Of Boredom

When Teens Turn To Food Out Of Boredom

10.19.2011
Dear Susan, My nine-year old son is constantly snacking. He says it's because he's bored. The only activity he will do is play video...
Ways To Let Your Kids Know Stealing Is Not OK

Ways To Let Your Kids Know Stealing Is Not OK

10.13.2011
Dear Susan, My 12-year-old has a bad habit of stealing money from us. She says it's because she doesn't have any but all of her friends...
Want Your Teens To Clean Up Their Rooms? Here's How

Want Your Teens To Clean Up Their Rooms? Here's How

10. 5.2011
Dear Susan, My kids are in their teens. They’re good in school and are well behaved. But their bedrooms look like tornadoes went through...
How To Handle Chaos Before Dinner

How To Handle Chaos Before Dinner

09.22.2011
Dear Susan, How do I handle the chaotic time before dinner when everyone in the house seems to fall apart -- including me? Signed, Needs...
5 Ways To Ease Separation Anxiety

5 Ways To Ease Separation Anxiety

09.22.2011
Dear Susan, My son is 3 years old and this is his first week at pre-school. He is having a hard time adjusting. My husband drops him...
My Son Has Trouble Making Friends

My Son Has Trouble Making Friends

09.14.2011
Dear Susan, My son, who just started the 3rd grade, is at a new school this year and isn’t doing very well. How do you encourage a child...
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