Building Trust

Question I recently married a widow who has 8 and 10-year-old daughters.  My wife has acknowledged that because of their fathers’ death and her need to work two jobs, many […]

Talking Finances with The Kids

Question Due to a job loss and other factors we’re faced with some significant financial challenges and we’re going to have to make some major changes in our standard of […]

Mealtime Chaos

Question We’re both frustrated by our lack of quality family mealtimes together.  Our three kids are 11, 14 and 16 and our family meals, when we’re able to have them, […]

Sibling Discord

Question We have a 12-year-old daughter who is a good child but who can be very unkind and unloving to her siblings.  She doesn’t like it when they are unkind […]

Parenting through Grandparent Conflict

Question We have two boys and two girls, and both sets of grandparents enjoy going overboard in their gift-giving.  It’s almost like they’re in competition with each other as to […]

Cleaning Rooms

Question My 9-year-old daughter is a great girl who’s a lot of fun to be around. Her only fault is keeping her room clean. She likes to look nice when […]

Work Boundaries

Question My husband is a workaholic and has trouble setting work-related boundaries. He’s also sensitive to criticism. I know he’s deeply committed to our marriage and family, yet he tends […]

Sibling Rivalry

Question Our two children are 19-months apart.  Sometimes they get along great and other times they don’t.  When does sibling rivalry go too far? Answer From Cain and Abel to […]

Shy Child

Question Our 10-year-old daughter is painfully shy around others. She’s quiet but still a lot of fun at home with us and her two younger brothers, but at church she’s […]

Staying Connected After Having Children

Question We were prepared for the birth of our first child but now, a year later, we realize that we weren’t prepared for all of the adjustments we would have […]