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...
Are Your Kids Prepared for Internet Dangers?

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...

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...

Moms and Dads, What Would You Do? Take my Quiz!

Your seven year old son has been riding with training wheels since the age of four. Now, training wheels are off and he’s doing well and having fun riding his bike on the sidewalk in front of your home. A neighbor has just called you, saying that she saw your...