Posted on 6/7/2022
Q: I’m a single mother with a 13-year-old son. His father, whom he sees infrequently, has PTSD from battle experiences. My son has anger toward his father, but I can’t get him to talk about it....
Posted on 9/28/2021
Most of the problems today’s parents are experiencing in the course of raising children are due to a faulty “parent-view.” Just as one’s worldview consists of attitudes, values, and expectations...
Posted on 9/14/2020
Q: My 13-year-old son’s grades and overall respect for me and other adults – teachers, in particular – began going downhill last year (eighth grade), even before the shutdown. He began school this...
Posted on 6/20/2018
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...
Posted on 8/2/2011
Tot's distress isn't about missing dad
Q. My daughter will be 3 years old soon. Her father was primary caretaker until she was around 20 months, then he left and she hasn't seen him since. I...
Posted on 7/5/2011
Single parent with a boyfriend: Drama is silly
"When is the right time to introduce my girlfriend/boyfriend to my kids?" is a question single parents frequently ask.
"Why is this even an...
Posted on 1/4/2011
15 resolutions for parents
Given that this is the first column of a new year, I'm proposing a number of parenting New Year's Resolutions for my readers to consider. The list is by no means...
Posted on 11/17/2009
TODAY'S MALES NEED FATHERS, NOT FRIENDS
I recently spent some time with a friend who has three children. My buddy is a college-educated responsible guy who has never failed to do right by his...
Posted on 11/3/2009
CHILDREN ADAPT TO DIFFERING RULES
Q. I am a full-time nanny living with a single dad and his four young sons. The dad has given me free rein to deal with the kids and discipline them as I see...
Posted on 10/13/2009
MOM DISCIPLINES DAUGHTER, THEN DIVORCED DAD IGNORES IT
Q. My 15-year-old daughter's grades have dropped this year, and I have taken away most of her privileges. But she spends a few nights a...