Parenting Tips

Solutions for Siblings’ Squabbles

Solutions for Siblings’ Squabbles

Siblings squabbling: it’s not just a tongue twister! If you have more than one child, sibling rivalry is a likely...

Dealing with Mommy Guilt

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

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

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

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

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

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

Going for the Goals

Preparing for a year of accomplishment for the whole family

Happy Father’s Day to the Other Dads

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

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