Expert Advice: Big Kids
Ask AdviceMama Dear AdviceMama, My 9-year-old son lost his father last March in a motorcycle accident. His paternal grandmother filed for custody of...It is clear that what your son needs and deserves is to have the unified support of his loved ones to help him through his grief.
The sandbox is so, so lonely. Credit: Getty Remember the good ol' days when Mom opened up the cabinets and let you play rock band with ...What happened to good, old-fashioned play time? It's rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
Ask AdviceMama Dear AdviceMama, I have five children under the age of 9, and on Saturdays, when my husband is working, we are stuck in the house because of weath...A mother once told me that when her kids complained that they were bored, she would respond by saying, "Do I look like an entertainment center to you?"
Family Meal New Year's Resolution: Laurie David, Susan Stiffelman Share Dinner Table Conversation TipsHere's a New Year's resolution idea: How about you try to get the family together around the table for dinner more often? Not only is it an opportu...Here's a New Year's resolution idea: How about you try to get the family together around the table for dinner more often?
Ask AdviceMama Dear AdviceMama, My grade schooler has one to two hours of homework a night. When is a child supposed to play with friends or just relax? The media...I don't think we'll get to a point where homework goes away, but I do think we need to get off this train, racing to nowhere.
Ask AdviceMama Dear AdviceMama, My sister's kids seem to always have the sniffles. I feel awful turning her down when she wants me to watch them for her, but I ...It's hard to turn down a sister in need, but it's tough feeling like you're inviting an invasion of germs into your home to contaminate you and your own kids.