Category: Parenting

A Halloween confession

The boys have been talking about their Halloween costumes – it must be Halloween season!  Confession: we buy the costumes.  Yes, I know making costumes creates memories and saves money.  But, if you truly know me, I am not crafty!  … Continue reading

Should I reward effort or outcome?

Question We reward our kids for each “A” they get on their report card. Our oldest rarely studies, but gets perfect grades. His younger brother spends hours on his homework, but mostly gets Bs and Cs. I don’t think this … Continue reading

6 Tips for potty training boys

By: Dr. Melissa King Ethan has successfully potty trained. I admit, he was not really interested until about 30 months of age and I am pretty laid back about these things. However, by waiting until he was ready it has … Continue reading

Why kids shouldn’t be your highest priority

If I’m speaking with a group of parents and I want to elicit a lively debate, I only need to say the following. Kids shouldn’t be your highest priority. As a youngster, I remember my dad telling me that “your … Continue reading

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