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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 ...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?"
Ask AdviceMama Dear AdviceMama, My daughter has two boys, ages 6 and 4, who are sweet but quarrelsome, especially the 4-year-old. He has a strong personality and ...Parents who tremble at the prospect of their youngster becoming upset end up resorting to reasoning -- or giving in -- to escape the temper tantrum drama.
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 ...Here's a New Year's resolution idea: How about you try to get the family together around the table for dinner more often?
Is your child spiritually curious? Credit: Corbis When the Rev. Matthew Johnson-Doyle's 3-year-old daughter asks questions ...Involving kids in discussions that have no answers will help their spirituality evolve, Carrie Brown-Wolf, says the author of "Soul Sunday: A Family's Guide to Exploring Faith and Teaching Tolerance."
Actually, there is such a thing as a stupid question. Illustration by Dori HartleyAs we say goodbye to National Adoption Month, let's close on a ...Have you ever been asked why your child was not aborted? We have.
Ask AdviceMama Dear AdviceMama, My 4-year-old granddaughter is the victim of my daughter's yelling, profanity and name-calling if she doesn't listen. They live in ...The number one most powerful influence on our children's behavior is how we ourselves behave. Gently offer to help your daughter find healthier ways to handle her child when she doesn't listen.