Category: Parenting

Q&A: My child's teacher says "shut up" and "that sucks!" Is this ok?

Question There is a junior high teacher at school who is wonderful with the kids, excites them about learning, and really seems to make it easy for kids to talk with him. I’ve never heard one parent or kid ever … Continue reading

A New Role for Grandparents

A visit to my Italian Grandma’s house was something very special to me as a little boy. Even though she only spoke Italian and I spoke English and little Arabic, we got along great. I mostly remember the smell in … Continue reading

Advice for New Teachers

Aside from my mom and dad, teachers have had the greatest positive influence on my life. Since teachers have such a powerful effect on our kids, they must also be guided by that wonderful advice from Spiderman, “…with great power … Continue reading

Questions from Readers: Dating, Divorce and Foster homes

Question My daughter is entering her senior year in high school and is a great kid. She is an outstanding student, has lots of friends and will attend college next year. At home, she has never presented us with any … Continue reading

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