My 17-Year-Old is Addicted to Video Games!

Dear AdviceMama, Our family is trapped in video game hell. My son is 17, and the gaming is out of control. It has ruined our relationship,...
I've long believed that we don't understand how addictive video games can be to some people.

My 14 Year Old is Awful to Her Younger Sister!

Dear AdviceMama, My 14-year-old is always angry with her 11-year-old sister. She is also rude with me. She is very caring to others,...
It's painful to watch anyone treat our child unkindly, but it's doubly difficult when one of our own children is inflicting the damage.

Mom's Spanking Fuels Toddler's Aggression

Dear AdviceMama, I take care of twin 18-month-olds, a boy and girl. The mom has started "disciplining" them with spanks and timeouts. As a...
True discipline isn't about punishment; it's about teaching children right from wrong with patience and understanding.

My Son's Tantrums Leave Me Exhausted!

Dear AdviceMama, I have a 9-year-old son, and three and 2-year-old daughters. My son has had a temper since he was a baby. I thought his...
Looking after three young children is tough already, but having one who frequently has tantrums will wear down even the saintliest parent.

Why has 'Go the F**k to Sleep' Struck Such a Nerve With Parents?

Credit: Amazon I admit, it's funny. And there's another thing I like about Adam Mansbach's "Go the F**k to Sleep": It exposes the...The book highlights our need to talk openly about how tough it can be to raise children, especially at the end of a long day.

A Conversation With Jennifer Garner on Save the Children With AdviceMama

Jennifer Garner picks veggies with kids to kick off Frigidaire's Kids' Cooking Academy Summer Session in support of Save the Children....The actress is a passionate advocate of helping ensure all children are given the head start in life they deserve.

My Kids Fight All the Time! How Do I Stop Sibling Rivalry?

Dear AdviceMama, What can I do about my children's sibling rivalry? They fight all the time! Signed, Exasperated Mom Dear Exasperated,...When siblings cannot negotiate disagreements without hurting one another parents need to take action.

How Can I Get My Child to Sleep in His Own Bed?

Dear AdviceMama, I am the mother of three children. Our youngest refuses to sleep alone in his own bed. We have tried lying down with him...
Be crystal clear that the goal is to help him go to sleep in his own bed and stay there.

My Little One Was So Excited About Being a Big Brother ... But Not Anymore!

Dear AdviceMama, During my pregnancy, my 3-year old could not have been more excited about having a little brother or sister. He told...
Be patient with your son, and help him cry whenever he's upset.

My Preschooler's Whining Is Making Me Crazy!

Dear AdviceMama, I have a 4-year-old son. What do you recommend when he whines? It drives me crazy, but when I try to get him to stop, he...
A child's plaintive, repetitive whimpers can make even the most easy-going parents lose their patience.

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