Sometimes when you have kids the last thing you want to do is add more to your plate by adding a pet to the mix. Sometimes however getting a pet for your child can be one of the best gifts you will ever give to your child. As adults we need to carefully examine the … [Read more...] about Why Pets Can be So Important for Kids
When parents buy a toy for their children, we have visions of happy, smiling children enjoying the toy. Ideally, all the children in one family will share toys, especially if it would be too expensive to buy one for each child. Too often though, children end up fighting over the … [Read more...] about Stop Children’s Fighting Over Toys
In late June five-year-old Brandajah Smith was taken off life-support machines after she was declared brain dead in New Orleans. Little Brandajah was left home alone by her mother who went to a neighborhood store to buy a few things. While playing alone, Brandajah found a loaded … [Read more...] about Home Alone Tragedy: Five-Year-Old Left Alone
One of the more popular things to do these days is get a tattoo. Teens want tattoos, often from a young age. The question for parents is whether or not you should allow teen tattoos. Here is a look at the question:First, consider the permanence. It is true that there are now … [Read more...] about Tramp Stamp or Body Art?: Teens and Tattoos
Parents in my Parents Anonymous Group often discussed bribery and rewards but many confused the two. What exactly is the difference and why does it matter? HINT: Bribes are not planned beforehand and parents are pressured in the moment; rewards are usually planned by the … [Read more...] about Bribery And Rewards: What’s The Difference?