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Family/Relationships - Children
10/03/2012
Teaching Children About Choosing Friends Every parent frets about their kids having 'weird' friends. At some point, children always seem to gravitate toward some unhealthy, unpleasant, or annoying kid that you don't like. More >>

Tags: BehaviorCharacter-Courage-ConscienceCharacter/Courage/ConscienceFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFearFriendshipsMannersMental HealthMorals/Ethics/ValuesParentingValues
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09/26/2012
Regretting the Divorce Over the many, many years I've worked as a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice and on the air, I've done a lot of research on divorce, especially when it involves kids. The scientific literature differs very much from popular literature in what the happiness quotient is after a divorce. Scientific literature suggests that a good three quarters of people who divorce regret it. More >>

Tags: CommitmentDatingDivorceFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFinancesMarriageParentingPersonal ResponsibilityPersonal ResponsiblityPremarital CounselingReligion
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09/14/2012
Kids' Kooky Friends One day my oldest daughter came home from school and was telling me about another young girl (4th grade) who seemed to pick on everyone. In my daughters's eyes, she got the brunt of it. More >>

Tags: AttitudeBehaviorCompassionEducationFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFriendsFriendshipsMemoriesParentingValues
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09/13/2012
Now There's a Term for Letting Kids Be Kids: 'Redshirting' 'Redshirting' is a term that describes college athletes who practice in red shirts but do not compete in games to receive an extra year of eligibility. Recently, the same idea has been applied to young kids entering school. Now more schools and parents than ever are delaying kids' entry into kindergarten... More >>

Tags: EducationFamily/Relationships - ChildrenKindergartenParentingSocial Issues
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08/27/2012
The Importance of Siblings ...I have 6 sisters, 3 older and 3 younger. I have heard all the comments possible about so many girls. "I feel bad for your Dad" or "What an emotional house that must have been."... More >>

Tags: Family/Relationships - ChildrenFamily/Relationships - FamilyParentingRelationshipsRelativesResponse to a CommentSiblingsSisters
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08/22/2012
My Parents Didn't Treat Us Kids the Same I am the middle of 7 children, 6 girls 1 boy. Growing up, things were pretty tight. We all had jobs as teens, we all had to help pay for things like senior portraits, school activities, class rings, and we all had chores and took turns making dinner (our house was always SPOTLESS and it was a cooperative effort). More >>

Tags: Character, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFamily/Relationships - Parent/ChildParentingRead On-AirRelativesSibling rivalryValues
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08/20/2012
How a Doll Changed My Attitude Old people scared me as a child, even if they were relatives; I only tolerated them because they let me play with the stuffed animals they kept around the house for us great-grandkids. More >>

Tags: AttitudeFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFamily/Relationships - FamilyParentingPerspectiveRelationshipsRelatives
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08/20/2012
From a Child's Point of View When I was a little girl, I had this big white stuffed poodle dog that I took everywhere, even to town. When my mother tried to wash some of the dirt off him, I cried next to the wash machine! More >>

Tags: AttitudeFamily/Relationships - ChildrenParentingPerspective
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06/06/2012
How Not to Raise a Child With your help, I've developed my own 'dogma' for raising children over these past 15 years. I decided to write some of it on my blog today... More >>

Tags: Family/Relationships - ChildrenParentingRaising childrenValues
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05/10/2012
The Cost of NOT Staying At Home We all know the costs of moms not staying at home with their kids. But did you know it literally costs more for moms to work? More >>

Tags: BudgetEconomyFamily/Relationships - ChildrenMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingSAHM stay-at-home mom
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