Parenting Teens & the Privacy Issue

Question We have an adolescent son and daughter, and at times it seems like we can’t ask them even a simple question without them protesting that “You don’t trust me.”  […]

Effective Parenting

Question Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed by the many things that go into being an effective parent.  What are some of the core habits that might helpful for me to […]

Conflicts in Parenting

Question My husband and I were married six years before we had children, and while we are different in many ways (he’s way laid back; I’m driven and detail-oriented), we […]

Overwhelmed Parenting

Question I am a single mother due to a marriage filled with domestic violence.  I am raising three children, ages 6, 5, and 3, on my own.  I am working […]

Unequal Attention

Question We have a son who is 6 years old and twins who are 3 years old. Often our son feels left out because the twins get “all the attention.” […]

Strong-Willed Daughter

Question My strong-willed 6-year-old is wearing me down. She has an opinion about everything and it is almost always the opposite of what I ask of her. I give her […]

Child Perfectionism

Question My 7-year-old daughter is a perfectionist. She can’t seem to have fun because she gets frustrated when things aren’t like she wants them to be. For example, she wanted […]

7 Keys to Building Strong Families: Conclusion

“In a country supposedly bent on the pursuit of excellence, it’s ironic that we often settle for ‘fair’–even ‘poor’ when it comes to the family. If half our major businesses […]