Instant Gratification

    Do you ever have one of those episodes with your children where you wonder, “When is he going to stop doing this?” Your child does something weird, aggravating, or just won’t grow out of a phase? Wish you…

Family Gatherings Can Be Challenging

 Courier, The (Findlay, OH) – Monday, December 24, 2012 Author: LOU WILIN ; STAFF WRITER With blessings at Christmas family gatherings will come challenges for many: the abrasive conversationalist, unwanted advice, old arguments, pressure to pick a side in a drama.”Most families…

When Your Child Pal Offends

THE PARENT’HOOD, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE When your child’s pal offends Your daughter’s pal throws around the word ‘retard’ a lot. Is it OK to speak up? Your child’s pal uses an offensive word (Eric Herchaft, Getty Images / December 6, 2012) RELATED ‘Mom, can…

Parenting Amid the Connecticut Tragedy

Words fail.  How does a parent try to explain to a child what happened at the elementary school in Connecticut yesterday.  The horrific massacre is every parent’s worst nightmare – unthinkable. Unless your child has been exposed to this incident…