Archive for September, 2007

Camp Crush

Dear Sharon, A 9-year-old boy has developed a huge crush apparently on my 16-year-old teenage daughter who’s a counselor at his summer day camp. He calls her at home all the time, and it’s made
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Divorce

Hi Sharon, Is there a right way to tell your children that you are getting a divorce? Telling children upsetting news is one of the hardest parts of parenting. There is no simple or easy
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Becoming New Parents

Dear Sharon, We have a six-week-old baby, and it seems that our lives have changed completely. “Will they ever go back to normal”, my husband wants to know? No one really ever explains to you
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Summer Camp

Dear Sharon,We are about to start the search for a summer program for our son who will be entering first grade in the fall. What should a parent be looking for when it comes to
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Handling the Workload

Hi Sharon, I have two children, 2 and 4. My four year old is beyond active. He’s a full time job and when I’m in the park or at a playground with them, he’s always
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Sibling Competition

Dear Sharon, Our oldest son, (12), is spending two weeks at sleep away camp this summer for the first time. His younger brother, (7), is explosive on the subject. He is SO jealous and angry!
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Sibling Rivalry

Hi Sharon, HELP!!!!! Our two kids seem to be constantly fighting with each other. It’s pushing me past the point of no return. What tips do you have for how I can deal with this?
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Separating at School

Dear Sharon, Last month you answered my question about sending my preschooler off to school for the first time. Now I have another concern – WHAT ABOUT ME? Am I going to be able to
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After-School Activities

Dear Sharon, I am planning on signing my 7 year old up for an after school activity that meets once a week, and he also will be playing soccer on Saturdays. There’s a lot of
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Busy Dads

Hi Sharon, Do you think it’s important for fathers to spend alone time with their children? My husband is a very busy man and doesn’t have a lot of free time. We all do things
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