Arrow-right Camera

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: parenting


Plenty of warning signs when teens consider suicide

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it has lately been in the news. Cornell …


Front porch: Parenting never comes to an end

I recall a young woman some years ago who, having just outlined an ambitious list of things she wanted to do with her life, shrugged and said about her impending …


Move beyond age differences

Dear Mr. Dad: My mom is 46 and has been divorced from our dad for two years. Recently she met Doug, who’s 33. He seems nice enough and mom says …


Head Start roadblock

“Good job, Mama.” For Katelynn Capps – a single mom juggling the responsibilities of parenting while earning the equivalent of a high school diploma – these three simple words can …


Party pullback

Ooopsy the Clown threw in a bubble machine for the monkey- themed party marking Nicholas Castillo’s first birthday. She usually charges extra, but what’s a clown to do in a …


Keep an eye on toddler’s TV time

Dear Mr. Dad: My 18-month-old son is suddenly obsessed with TV. He watches at least three to four hours per day. My wife doesn’t see the problem since it allows …


Man jailed after two stabbed during fight

A man who told a judge two weeks ago that he planned to “make better decisions” and “be a parent” is back in Spokane County Jail after police say he …


Man who pledged to ‘make better decisions’ is back in jail

A man who told a judge two weeks ago that he planned to “make better decisions” and “be a parent” is back in Spokane County Jail after police say he …


Mr. Dad: Make amends with mom

Dear Mr. Dad: I’ve always resented my mother and thought she was a lousy parent. I saw only her negative side and was extremely critical and judgmental. But now that …


Mr. Dad: Avoid low road in divorce

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m getting divorced. My spouse is acting horribly and I have to admit that I haven’t been behaving much better. I’m angry and I find myself wanting …


Dads-to-be are often anxious

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m a first time father-to-be, and the entire pregnancy has been going very well for me and my wife. But about two weeks ago, I started experiencing …


Mr. Dad: Obesity a growing problem

Dear Mr. Dad: Our son is only 10, but he is already extremely overweight. He loves food and we don’t want to deny him his favorite dishes, but we’re starting …


Mr. Dad: Plenty to do if you use imagination

Dear Mr. Dad: We can’t afford to send our two kids, 5 and 7, to winter camp, so it’s going to be just me and them for the next two …


Mr. Dad: Show son importance of truth

Dear Mr. Dad: Our 9-year-old son is a habitual liar. He fibs even about the smallest, most insignificant things. But whenever we challenge him, he stands his ground and tries …


Mr. Dad: New mom needs lots of support

Dear Mr. Dad: Our son is 3 weeks old and my wife is exhausted from breastfeeding. I have to be out of the house early in the morning to make …


Handling conflict constructively gives kids sense of safety

Meals. Bedtime. Discipline. The reasons parents clash over the kids are endless, especially now that more unemployed dads are filling in for back-to-work moms as the bad economy grinds through …


Study: kids watching hours of TV at home daycare

Parents who thought their preschoolers were spending time in home-based day cares, taking naps, eating healthy snacks and learning to play nicely with others may be surprised to discover they …


Parents look to jump-start their baby’s language development through signing

Even before she could speak, Aria Hancock could already communicate with her parents. When she was about 9 months old, the little girl from Coeur d’Alene would let her mom …


Opinions differ on devices to help babies start learning before birth

For the first half of her pregnancy, Suzanne Ling played classical music for her unborn child whenever she drove her car. She had heard about “the Mozart effect” from a …


Moms embrace technologies to help connect with kids

Sexting. Cyberbullying. Predators lurking on MySpace. The threats are scary enough to make a parent want to block text messaging on cell phones or even unplug the computer. But instead …


Mr. Dad: Bratty grandson tricky proposition

Dear Mr. Dad: My daughter and son-in-law are raising their 4-year-old child with no discipline or boundaries. The boy is a brat, screaming and throwing temper tantrums whenever he doesn’t …


Empty nesters must find ways to cope when kids move away

Peggy Nardini was so sad when her twins left for college last year that she kept the doors to their rooms closed. When she recently dropped them off for their …


Consult your children when packing lunches

The night before my son started first grade, his foodie mother stayed up to lovingly prepare a sandwich of free-range turkey on homemade organic bread with a crisp organic apple, …


Cindy Hval: School projects inspire creepy dreams, fewer sweets

There’s a butterfly in my freezer. And a moth, a stink bug, an ant, a fly and something green with wings. I tend to forget they’re there, but when I …


Carolyn Hax: Decide whom you want to please

Dear Carolyn: A woman who works very closely with my father pays uncommon attention to him – fussing over his being thirsty or hungry, putting pictures of him on her …


Mr. Dad: Blending family takes diplomacy

Dear Mr. Dad: This is my second marriage, and I’m totally committed to my new wife. But even though I hate to admit it, her two kids from her previous …


Mr. Dad: Rebellious ‘tween’ needs guidance

Dear Mr. Dad: Our 12-year-old daughter does well in school but apparently hates us as parents. She never speaks kindly to us, refuses any kind of parental authority, and insists …


Annie’s Mailbox: Daughter too old to sit on dad’s lap

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Vic” for 22 years. Our marriage is solid. We have an 18-year-old daughter, “Kara,” who is totally in love with her father. Vic …


Mr. Dad: Don’t let child’s rejection get to you

Dear Mr. Dad: I am the mother of a 12-year-old girl. We used to be very close, but she’s recently made it very clear that she only wants to be …


Parenting comes in many shapes

While I’m away, readers give the advice. On ambivalence about parenthood: I have an odd but maybe useful perspective. I’m over 40 and don’t have children – but friends do. …