Q. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, but since I've broken up with the kids' dad, I hate when October rolls around. I've been letting their dad go trick-or-treating with us for the last two years (we altered the ...Read More
Dear Mr. Dad: My 12-year-old daughter won't shower, she won't brush her teeth, and she wears the same clothes every day -- and sometimes even sleeps in them. Honestly, she's not very pleasant to be around. Is this normal? ...Read More
Q: I am becoming increasingly concerned that my daughter, who is a sophomore in high school, is bullying another girl in her class. For the past few weeks, I have been uncomfortable with conversations that I have ...Read More
So what can you do? It might be a good idea to begin by enlisting the help of another adult -- preferably someone your son likes and respects -- who can join you in advocating for your granddaughter. Raise the subject ...Read More
Dear Family Coach: My kids whine and complain about everything. It's nonstop, and I'm losing my mind. I can't take it, but I also can't seem to fix it. Help! -- Desperate Dad
Dear Dad: I know whereof you speak. That ...Read More
Kids' music has come a long way. Here are some of the newest and most playful, thoughtful, lush CDs to have come my way in a while. This is part one of two columns full of happily pleasing family music.
"Simpatico" from...Read More