Category: Parenting

Is bullying just “normal horseplay?”

Question My seventh grader was recently suspended from school for two days due to “bullying” a fourth grade boy. Since when did normal horseplay between boys suddenly become politically unacceptable? Don’t you think we are making sissies out of our … Continue reading

Questions without answers

“Why did God take mommy to heaven?” asked Haley about the death of her mother due to a drug overdose.  Her dad said that God needed mom in heaven to help him, and that Haley should feel happy that God … Continue reading

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

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