Posted on 3/20/2007
FORGET ADJECTIVES; ANY CHILD IS A CHILD, ANY FAMILY IS A FAMILY
Parents frequently ask if I have written books on adjective-children (e.g. adopted children) or adjective-families (e.g. blended...
Posted on 7/5/2005
A MARRIAGE'S NEEDS USUALLY OUTRANK CHILD'S
Q: After 15 years of marriage, my wife and I are considering starting a family. She is 43, and I am 45. We waited this long because of health...
Posted on 4/13/2004
5-YEAR-OLD SHOULD ENTERTAIN SELF
Q: My 5-year-old son is a real people person. Several times a week he cries because he wants someone to play with him. I set aside 30-45 minutes each day to...
Posted on 10/7/2003
SHOW KIDS THEY'RE SMART ENOUGH TO OCCUPY THEMSELVES
Q: I'm a single mom who works full-time from home. At noon, I pick up my 5-year-old from her half-day kindergarten program. Unfortunately,...
Posted on 3/25/2003
ADULT CHILD WINS POWER STRUGGLE
Q: We have a 20-year-old daughter, an only child, who feels we have no right to restrict her behavior. For one, she refuses to go to church with us. Her curfew...
Posted on 2/4/2003
PERMISSIVE PARENTS NEED TO SHOW BOY WHO'S BOSS
Q: How do you get a child out of your bed? Six months ago, I allowed our 7-year-old son and only child to sleep with me a few nights while my...
Posted on 5/25/1999
SHOW CHILDREN WHAT IT COSTS TO ADOPT THEIR FRIENDS' BAD HABITS
Q. I have a friend whose 5-year-old daughter is an only child. My children adore the ground she walks on even though she's a...
Posted on 11/11/1997
WITH ONLY CHILD, GET OTHER KIDS' HELP
Q. My husband and I have a 2-year-old boy. We question whether we want to have any more children. We'd like to know whether you have any particular...
Posted on 11/18/1994
IT'S BEST NOT TO DEFINE A CHILD BY A CATEGORY
Peruse the Child Care section of any major chain bookstore today and you will find books on the ADD (attention deficit disorder) child, the LD...
Posted on 2/5/1993
GIRL, 9, HAS TO HAVE EVERYTHING PERFECT
Q. I have a 9-year-old daughter -- an only child - who is a perfectionist, and it's driving me crazy.
For example, rather than simply correcting a...