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Dealing with Mommy Guilt
Guilt. It’s no fun. It’s also inevitable, especially for parents. Why do you feel guilty? Maybe you feel like you’re...
Raising an Empathetic Child
Many years ago, when my children were young, our house burned down on Christmas Eve. Fortunately, we got out safely...
Be a more emotionally intelligent dad
Chances are you know all about IQ, or your intelligence quotient. We are all pressured from the time we are young to be smarter, stronger and more successful. But what about your EQ?
How to help a quiet kid find her voice
The first thing I’d like parents to know is that when a child is quiet, that’s a personality trait, not a deficit or a fault
How to be a good sports parent
We see the best and worst of human behavior on display during youth sporting events and both are behaviors that kids learn from their parents.
Dreams of sleepaway camp
To this day, when I think of camp, I think of afternoons spent learning archery, doing wood-burning crafts, and riding horses, and nights sitting around the campfire, making s’mores
Going for the Goals
Preparing for a year of accomplishment for the whole family
Happy Father’s Day to the Other Dads
Celebrating the men who step up for kids who aren’t their own
Happy Holidays Come From the Heart
The other afternoon while my husband and I were having lunch at a local restaurant, I overheard the conversation going on at a table near us. A woman and her eight- or nine-year-old granddaughter were discussing the holidays
Singing the After-the-Holiday Blues
Happy holiday letdown! Five steps for easing kids back into so-called normal life