Unannounced Visits

Question My mother-in-law comes to our house unannounced several times a week. After several conversations and many months, I was finally able to convince my husband to ask her to […]

Dealing with Temper Tantrums

Question Our youngest daughter is strong-willed and throws temper tantrums whenever she doesn’t get her way.  We’ve talked to other parents but still aren’t sure what to do.  Any suggestions? […]

Leave and Cleave

Question My wife and I struggle over the topic of loyalty to each other verses our relationship with each other’s family. I don’t know what to do. She sees my […]

Late Discipline

Question My husband and I haven’t done the greatest job in being consistent in how we discipline our 4-year-old son. Now that we have another child (22 months old), I […]

Children’s Privacy

Question My 15-year-old daughter jealously guards her privacy and I want to respect that. At the same time, I feel the need to know what she is up to.  Is […]

Teaching How to be Responsible

Question We love our 10-year-old daughter but her irresponsibility is driving us crazy.  How can we teach her to be more responsible?  Answer The bad news is that you’ve already […]

Concerns About Music

Question My wife and I are very concerned with some of the music our son listens to.  What’s the best way for us to talk with him about it — […]

Standards on Viewing T.V., Movies, and Media

Question Our kids’ friends seem to have seen every PG-13 movie release and every show on prime time television. Our family holds strict standards for what constitutes appropriate viewing for […]

Extramarital Interest

Question I recently returned from a two-week business trip, and since returning home, I haven’t been the same. While on the trip, I became friends with this man. We had […]