Breaking News! Recommended Age for Screen Use Changed

Breaking News! Recommended Age for Screen Use Changed

  Today, NBC posted a news story that the American Academy of Pediatrics has changed its view on the age that children should be allowed to view digital devices. The Academy formerly stressed that children under the age of two should not be allowed to be on...

How to be the (Gentle but Firm, Kind, Loving) Boss in Your Family

There has been well-publicized criticism of parenting in the news lately. Parents have been told that they are being overrun by their kids and that they are not performing their roles as heads of the family. This is pretty confusing for moms and dads who have made...

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...

If You Don’t Spank, What Can You Do?

With the close of Bullying Prevention Week just past, I must share with you how shocked I was to find out how many parents believe in spanking their children to “teach” them, or “discipline” them. I posted a couple of pictures on Facebook (see...

Bullying – What are 6 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent It?

This is the last week of Bullying Prevention Month. I’d like to give you a formula that will minimize bullying both inside and outside of your family home: 1. Look at the following two pictures: Do you see the connection? If you spank your child, or just give...

Parenting Methods: What is Yours? Is It Working?

Wow! There are so many different ways to parent these days that it makes your head spin! I’ve come up with a number of them and, in a very simple description they are: helicopter parenting – parents are hovering over their child and are seen as...

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...

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....