Raising Kids – We All Have Our Bad Days

All parents have days when they wonder if they’re meant to have children. I know I had those days. Perhaps you’re having one today! It’s so frustrating to know that you’re handling everything wrong and not be able to do much about it. It got me...

Your Child is Misbehaving. Try Something Different!

It seems that no amount of punishment or bribery can make some kids behave.  In the old days, a threat of a spanking could be a deterrent or, in my case, a trip to the bathroom to “get the wooden spoon” or some hits on my hands with my dad’s belt....

How to Stop Fighting in the Back Seat

I read with great interest that one of the major car manufacturers is putting an intercom system in their vehicles so that parents can yell at their kids more effectively. Yelling isn’t effective in changing children’s behavior and can be damaging to them...

Overwhelmed!

Does this sound like you? You and your spouse or partner are working full time. You have two or three children. You’re stretching to make ends meet so you can pay your credit card bills. You’re struggling to find good daycare for after-school hours. You worry about...

Are you Feeling Isolated and Alone?

Family life is very different from what it was two or three generations ago. Often people were born, grew up, married and had children all in the same town or vicinity. Family units could be quite large, with older family members such as grandparents, aunts or uncles...