How to Prevent Meltdowns Over Cell Phones

How to Prevent Meltdowns Over Cell Phones

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post today. A dear friend has called and told me that her fifteen-year-old daughter, Tiffany, has left home to live full time with her dad and his new family. Previously, she and her brother were living half the time with...

Are Your Kids Prepared for Internet Dangers?

This week, I read a newspaper report that a sixteen-year-old boy was charged for online extortion or “sextortion”. He was arrested for extortion, child pornography and luring. He had contacted  a teenage girl online, befriended her, and then pressured her...

What Are 3 Things Today’s Parents Do Right?

I don’t believe that parenting has collapsed. There are a lot of “right” things today’s parents are doing in raising their children. Here are three areas where many parents excel: 1. They are treating their children with dignity and respect. In...

“Collapse of Parenting”?

You may have heard about or read an article in Maclean’s magazine (macleans.ca) in Canada or current publications in the USA, about the views of Dr.Leonard Sax, an American physician who has serious reservations about the parenting ability of today’s...

Single Parents: 9 Steps to Help You Cope

When you find yourself on your own, whether separated, divorced or widowed, it’s always a tremendous shock. Your whole life has changed, especially the future you envisioned. Also the present: now you’re on your own and raising your children alone. I know,...

How to Prevent the Bedtime Blues

  Bedtime in some families is a horror show.  Parents end up yelling and kids end up crying.  Everyone feels terrible, with parents feeling guilty, knowing they failed to handle the situation constructively.  There are some steps that can be taken that could make...