How to Have a Good Relationship With Your Step Child's Parent

So your new spouse has kids. This means his ex is a part of your life. It doesn't have to be a bad thing, though. You could even be friendly with y ... read more

The Fifth Disease: What Parents Need to Know

The Fifth Disease, being among the manifestations of erythrovirus, shouldn't be news to parents. Especially during the spring season which m ... read more

Lessons on Life From Sports

I've liked football ever since I caught a touchdown pass in college. There's something about sports that excites us in winning-perhaps it's our ima ... read more

Social Media Monitoring by Schools

As if the citizens of the US were not already over monitored by Internet companies, advertisers, phone companies, employers, authorities, cable com ... read more

The Differences Between the RideSafer Vest 2 and the RideSafer Vest 3

There are few differences between the RideSafer Vest 2 and the RideSafer Vest 3. That is what makes this child restraint system so unique and easy ... read more

It Pays To Choose the Best Daycare Services for Your Child

Most parents would agree that it is not always all that easy to choose the best daycare services for their children. Parents need to make sure that ... read more

Organize Those Book Bags

Students start out the school year with a new book bag filled with pencils, pens, loose-leaf paper, notebooks, binders, pencil sharpeners, textbook ... read more

Frustrated Parent: "She Says I'm Not Listening!"

A parent asked me this question recently: "Whenever my daughter asks my permission regarding something and I say "No," she immediately a ... read more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Brain: True or False

For the following statements, record your responses as either true or false. At the bottom of the post are the answers and discussions. COWABUNGA D ... read more

Avoiding Those Ugly Scenes With Teens

Here's a question came from a very concerned mother. Unfortunately, it came at the end of a parent program I was delivering at a hospital, so my ti ... read more

Spit in the Soup! A Strategy for Defiant Behavior

Picture yourself having lunch with a friend. Right in the middle of the meal, you lean over and spit in their soup. There's probably a lot y ... read more

Approach to Noncompliance: A Meeting That Never Happens

Here's a strategy to use with an uncooperative youngster that lets her THINK her way into compliance. Best of all, it comes out looking like HER id ... read more

Big Kids of ALL Sizes

Dr. Doug Riley, a child psychologist in Virginia and a close friend of mine, talks about his special "program" for young children, the "Big Kid ... read more

Parental Dilemma: Are We Punishing Honesty?

I once received this email from a counselor. It brings up a valid point regarding what we should and should not tolerate from our children. ... read more

Trusting God With Your Teens

What is expected of most teenagers in modern day culture is rebellion, irresponsibility, immaturity and a general stage of confused "quasi-childhoo ... read more