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Parents can help improve relationships between squabbling siblings -- by shipping one to Bolivia and the other to outer Mongolia.Actually, that only seems like a good idea. A highly motivated little brother wil...Expert tells parents to help kids develop conflict resolution skills.
Dear AdviceMama, What can I do about my children's sibling rivalry? They fight all the time! Signed, Exasperated Mom Dear Exasperated, It's natural for children to feel frustrated when big sister takes the last cookie, or little br...When siblings cannot negotiate disagreements without hurting one another parents need to take action.
Dear AdviceMama, During my pregnancy, my 3-year old could not have been more excited about having a little brother or sister. He told everyone he was going to be a big brother and couldn't wait for "his" little baby to be born. He was ...Be patient with your son, and help him cry whenever he's upset.
Dear AdviceMama, I was hospitalized for a month after having a new baby girl, and during that time my 11-year-old son, who was looked after by his stepdad (my husband), started getting into trouble at school. Now his grades are also slipping. I'm ...It's easy to see that your son may be struggling to figure out where he fits in to this new family.
My 2-year-old daughter's name is Elizabeth. Since Isabella is the Spanish version of the name Elizabeth, should I not name my new baby Isabella? The two names sound and look completely different to me, but will this create a lifelong problem for my...Don't we all create lifelong problems for our children?
Give peace a chance. Credit: Getty ImagesIt's standard operating procedure for a parent with fighting kids: If you're feeling particularly energetic, you stop to figure out who did what and maybe even who started it (or not), and then you send...
Kids are dressing better than their parents. Photo: sxc.huStaying home and skipping that vacation to save money this summer? Here's a new clever name for your staycation (and some tips): Non Voyage! -- Lil Sugar Remember that summertime fa...
Is sibling rivalry a crime? Image: sanja gjenero/sxc.huFor the most part, growing up with a sister close to my own age meant always having a friend close by. She was someone I could play with, confide in, and side with against our older brother....
Got a kid who's misbehaving? Could be a sign that what they need is not more punishment, but more love. -- PBS Supersisters Formula is expensive, that's for sure. But a leading pediatrician reminds parents that it's better for baby when you buy th...
When my firstborn headed off to preschool this year, I looked forward to some one-on-one time with my two-year-old. Though we spend lots of quality time together as a family, before preschool, time alone with my baby was a rare occurrence. Those firs...
Life with two has been an interesting ride so far. I remember pondering ideal age gaps here on this site, and the 32 months between my kids seems to be pretty good, though getting pregnant when he turned two? Well, I might recommend otherwise. I g...
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