Category: Parenting

How to help kids take responsibility and solve problems

Amanda’s parents were frustrated after receiving yet another email from her seventh grade math teacher about a missing homework assignment.  “I had a problem with my calculator” responded Amanda to her mom’s questioning. Amanda was grounded for six days—three days … Continue reading

Should my daughter be allowed to watch The Bachelor?

Question I’ve seen several episodes of “The Bachelor” with my preteen daughter. I don’t like the amount of physical affection, implied sexuality, and the notion of multiple dating partners. Would it be wrong to stop my daughter from watching it … Continue reading

No ice cream for you!

As we were walking through the airport recently I instructed Audrey to “Please hold mommy’s hand.” “But mommy, we are not in parking lot, “ she replied with confusion. “I know honey, but there are a lot of people, strangers, … Continue reading

Sexual abuse of kids by kids- Part three

“Preventing Your Child from Becoming a Sexual Offender” Over one-third of sexual crimes against children are committed by other kids, having serious consequences for both the offenders and their victims. Offenders are overwhelmingly male, acting out against both boys (25 … Continue reading

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