Q: As a parent, I have a hard time watching my school-age children go through challenges; my natural inclination is to step in and fix things for them when I can. Isn't that what parenting is about?
Jim: The goal of ...Read More
Children absorb stress. They know about political uneasiness, weather tragedies and racial issues. One of the best ways to combat their stress is by reading empowering, positive, thoughtful books to them. Here are a few:...Read More
A column of mine that originally appeared in January of 2017 has been circulating on the Internet ever since, accumulating over a million hits to date. In a nutshell, its message is simply that parents, not children, are ...Read More
Dear Mr. Dad: I'm a little old fashioned, but I believe in manners. When is the right time to teach them to children?
A: In the early stages of parenthood, we don't care much about manners. Our infant's loud burps (and ...Read More
Q: My husband and I love being parents. But with three kids in the house now, our marriage isn't as fun as it once was. Is that normal?
Jim: I'd say it's common, anyway. As newlyweds, you and your spouse were probably ...Read More
Young children love the unexpected treat of discovering what's behind flaps in interactive books. These new reads offer hide-and-seek fun.
"Mon Petit Busy Day" by Annette Tamarkin; Little Simon/Simon & Schuster; 10 ...Read More
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