Stories tagged: parenting
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 2 a.m.
It got to the point a couple kids ago that I just started keeping a sleeping bag stashed in our bedroom closet, and when a child came down in the …
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
For children, just like for adults, anxiety is a part of life, and there’s a lot for kids to worry about: the first day of school, standardized testing, gun violence, …
Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 3 p.m.
Summer has finally broken my brain. I realized this as we were driving to a campground on Lake Roosevelt last week, where we would be spending the next three days …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 5 p.m.
My middle child is really into baking, and I found myself looking for a cooking or baking camp that he could attend that same week. While there were camps in …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
With six kids, the requests to buy stuff are endless. Dance uniforms. Yearbooks. Football gear. Bigger shoes. Violins. A dozen doughnuts.
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 2 a.m.
A study by Northwestern University used how long an infant stares at an object as a measure of how interesting the object is, as infant “stare times” show cognition.
UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 1:21 p.m.
It never fails that I start to feel this suffocating anticipation as the school year winds down and I know that summer is coming. Every year I find myself trying …
Fri., May 10, 2019, 2 p.m.
This year, my children’s particular brand of Mother’s Day mayhem will be lavished on their Grandma Gloria – my mom – who is watching them while we are away.
Sat., May 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
I have fantasized of having a Mother’s Day where I got to go away for the day, or even the weekend, to spend all to myself. I could sleep in, …
Fri., April 12, 2019
My husband is the kind of guy you would want with you in a foxhole. Me, not so much. I mean, if you wanted cookies brought in, or needed an …
Fri., March 29, 2019, 1 p.m.
Geocaching is basically a secret treasure hunt all over the world.
Sat., March 23, 2019, 5 p.m.
It seems that there are only a few short years between the time a celebrity makes it big and when he or she starts making salacious headlines. From internet-famous celebs …
Sat., March 23, 2019, 6:30 a.m.
Studies have shown that proficient readers are more likely to be successful in school and life, partly because better reading skills make it easier for students to access curriculum in …
Fri., March 15, 2019, noon
If you are thinking of booking a cruise, here are the top 4 things that you need to know.
Fri., March 8, 2019, 4 p.m.
I am tired of buying new technology that just doesn’t stand up to life. I am tired of forking out hundreds of dollars for plastic pieces that fail because companies …
Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
It’s natural for kids to notice differences between people they meet, says Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College in Atlanta and the author of “ ‘Why Are All …
Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 4 p.m.
Thank goodness for pie and people like my good Samaritan, I thought. They almost make you feel like it’s not the end of the world after all.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
I remember using metal garbage cans as molds and constructing multilayer snow strongholds.
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 3 p.m.
I would much rather my kids participate in something that they love rather than make them go out for the sport that I think they should do
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 4:47 p.m.
One possible explanation for this, said the study’s authors, was that fathers reported playing more with their children, and they suggested that all parents might benefit from more play.
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 4:44 p.m.
I found myself apologizing for having cash, then I realized apologizing for offering money for a product is absurd.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 4 p.m.
Parenting doesn’t get easier, it just changes.
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
I know it’s odd to have nightmares about messes. But after an entire day of taking care of my kids (and animals!), cleaning up another mess is just about the …
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Still, we don’t want to leave our children’s education and understanding of these topics to the internet, a friend, or some random kid on the bus, do we? So we …
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
I have read many parenting books over the years and have found that most of them can be quite helpful when raising kiddos.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6 a.m.
However, last year, I decided to make a simple, dedicated choice: read more.
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019
I have to say my Spokesman readers are some of the more vocal readers of my columns.
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 4 p.m.
Being a mom during the holidays is a bit of a thankless job. For reference, here are a few of the things that I dealt with in the days leading …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 8 a.m.
Lots of children your son’s age have trouble falling asleep easily at night. In many cases, the reason for this can be traced back to habits a child has developed …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 8 a.m.
Making new friends as an adult is just awkward sometimes, but it is oh so important.