Parenting Blog

Kids and alcohol. Bad combination, right? So how do we teach our kids to abstain when we don’t? What do we do when we take the kids to a ballgame and end up sitting in front of Stupid Drunk Guy? How do we talk to our kids about our own wine or beer, about the […]
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We make kids clean their rooms.  But do they have to? This is an age-by-age guide for what’s possible, what’s reasonable, and what’s important for kids to learn. If you are raising or caring for a toddler preschooler elementary schooler middle schooler teen These tips will cut down on arguing and nagging, and make it […]
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What’s the right answer? Parents, educators, caregivers, youth directors… everyone who works with or raises kids will hear this eventually. When we need to: know a password talk to the parents throwing the party check the browsing history look through a bedroom email a teacher talk to a friend’s parents so many other times! Dr. […]
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“I want to walk by myself!” Many parents aren’t ready to let a child walk to a neighbor’s, a friend’s, or to school by themselves. The problem is that we know they need to be allowed to do this eventually. But… How do we know when they’re ready? There is no one age that all […]
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Vacation and kids. A friend told me years ago this rule of parenting: “A vacation requires a cocktail, a plane ticket and no children along. Everything else is a trip.” What are you hoping to get out of your time off? What do your kids think they will get to do? What do they think […]
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