Stories tagged: parenting
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
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
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
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
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
Making new friends as an adult is just awkward sometimes, but it is oh so important.
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
There are classic types of parenting styles like attachment or positive parenting but I wanted to spend some time today discussing the dangers of modern types of parenting.
Sat., Dec. 8, 2018
I find myself always looking for ways to make the holiday season more special for my kids. There are always plenty of things to do and events to attend but …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
Parenting experts have criticized the timeout technique in recent years, saying that it might neglect a child’s emotional needs. Most experts agree that punishment is harmful to a child’s emotional …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
I will never apologize for sticking up for myself.
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
But, I’m putting my foot down this year. Here’s my list of reasons why I’m going turkey-less:
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
I tend to have high expectations on most everything in life. I have high expectations of myself, my husband and my kids. I have high expectations on how I think …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018
In our household we have had many conversations about the differences of our kids. We have redefined the term “smart” in our household and have decided that it isn’t just …
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018
I have tried numerous chore charts for my kids. Some have partly worked and some have not worked at all.
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
I was reminded, yet again, you can learn a lot about a person by what they purchase at a store.
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
School is officially in session. And while kids are constantly learning new skills in the classroom, there are a few tried and true talents we shouldn’t let fall by the …
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
Bell, who provided the voice of Princess Anna in Disney’s animated film “Frozen,” told Parents magazine that when she reads “Snow White” to her two young daughters, she poses a …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
All of this caffeine may be amplifying anxiety, compromising tonight’s sleep, tanking tomorrow’s school performance, inhibiting nutrient absorption, dehydrating your cells, and when mixed with alcohol, causing real trouble.
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
Over the years, I have done a wide variety of extra jobs that helped bring in some extra cash. There was one thing I learned from all these jobs: There …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
When you adopt many people will tell you different things. You’ll hear all about the worst adoption failures out there as well as what people think about adoption. You’ll be …
Sat., Sept. 22, 2018
Hosting can get tiring. Help others by sharing the burden.
Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
Instead of children being in rear-facing seats until they turn 2, the American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that children stay in rear-facing seats as long as possible until …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018
The library is a fantastic maze of information…go get lost in it!
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018
Mama Bear Moxie
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
The advice, issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, may come as a shock to some parents. After spending years fretting over which toys to buy, which apps to download …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018
I signed onto Facebook recently and quickly realized it’s that time of year – when photos of smiling, backpack-wearing, sign-holding schoolkids off to class get posted faster than I can …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
My first piece of advice on this subject is that the conversation about drugs and alcohol is not a one-and-done thing. It should be an ongoing topic that is addressed …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
Here are a few tips to help preschoolers gain a bit more independence and make your job easier as a parent.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
I wanted to share my thoughts to both parents and incoming freshman who will be moving to college soon.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018
I started noticing that my immediate first thought was, “You can’t be serious. How does this kid know anything?” and then I stopped and realized how wrong that idea is.