Archive for June, 2012

Can Mornings Ever Go Well? – “Shaking the Yukkies Out”

A Mom of two children often had trouble getting her children out the door in the morning. Impatient tones and upset were often common. Everyone would arrive at their destination drained and worried about being
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Tip from a Mom – Compliment Night

A parent I know has a compliment night every week. Everyone in her four person family says at least one nice thing about someone else. “It helps”, she reports.

Picking your Battles

Sometimes Moms and Dads find themselves saying “NO” to their child almost all of the time. It is easier for young people to take in guidance if parents can pick their battles, offering one suggestion
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When Should Children Get a Cell Phone?

Our 8 year old daughter wants her own cell phone. What do we do? She says other kids have them. Help! Dear Parents, As the particulars of families vary widely I believe that there is
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