If you have ever gone to a grocery store or a park, chance are you’ve seen firsthand what it looks like when someone else’s child misbehaves. Whether it’s throwing a tantrum in the store or throwing sand on the playground, you’ve also had a chance to see how different parents choose to handle the problem […]
When your 7 year old child’s overnight playdate is disrespectful to you, what do you do? Should you send him home? Should you discipline him?
What one’s friends think becomes more important than what parents think.... For many kids, being good at math and science is further down the list of ideals than is knowing how to dress, knowing all the slang, and knowing the lyrics to the latest hit song.
If you’ve ever witnessed a birthday boy or girl opening gifts at his or her “kid party,” you’ve noticed that the whole point appears to be to mow through the entire stack as quickly as possible with only small attention to who gave what or to how much anyone spent.....With kids all gifts are created equal.
We call it “sibling rivalry” but mostly this is sibling bickering. Kids engage in sort of a low level of sniping, bothering and sabotage that grates on adult nerves. How can you lower the level of antagonism between your kids and get them to settle their own affairs most of the time?
Our family made a cross-country move the year our younger son was three.... He told me with all sincerity, “You’ve ruined my life.”
While each new grade level has it's own unique transitions. We are well aware of the major transitions of going to kindergarten, middle school and high school, but there is one grade level transition that is major and no one every talks about it. It is the transition from second grade to third grade.