Lately my email inbox, Facebook feed, and even my radio stations have been flooded with advertisements, articles, blogs, and online community events from “parenting experts” claiming to have the “keys” to helping me be the best mom I can be. They claim to have the answers to how to get my kids to bed, what lunches to pack, whether to vaccinate, how much homework they should or shouldn’t do, how much television they should watch, how much screen time to have, should they cry i
This recent string of clown sightings and threats has created a large-scale panic. Children have been exposed to the news stories and the photos and many are terrified. Many kids who I have spoken with are begging their parents to keep them home from school. Some do not want to leave their house to go anywhere.
Although we cannot promise our children with 100 percent certainty that nothing bad will ever happen to them, we can do our best to reassure them and help them to fe
Last week I wrote an article about skills that children need in order to develop an inner compass to navigate life. So many of you wrote to me saying how much you loved that article and how "spot on" I was and asked what you as parents can do to support the development of those skills in your kids. As a mom of two, I'm always trying to figure out the best approach to parenting. You can make yourself crazy with the millions of books and websites that are out there written by "