Category: Parenting

Why kids feel closer to mom over dad

While parents worry about the impact of peers, technology or a crass culture, teens consistently report that their moms and dads exert the most important influence in their lives. Moms trump dads when it comes to importance, with 47 percent … Continue reading

9 signs you’re raising a spoiled child

America’s kids are being raised in the most prosperous conditions in history. While there are some notable exceptions, most children have access to materialistic benefits unknown to previous generations. You wouldn’t get that impression from listening to youngsters in my … Continue reading

The truth about kids and mental health medicines

About 6.3 percent of kids aged 12-19 are on prescription psychotropic medication according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This appears to be an increase over previous years, although comparable data is not readily available. These children … Continue reading

My two-cents on same-sex parenting

The Denver Broncos weren’t the only ones who took a beating on Super Bowl Sunday. Coca-Cola was strongly criticized for their commercial showing two dads skating with their child, the first gay couple shown on such a highly viewed event. … Continue reading

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