Parenting Page: The Santa TalkDecember 12, 2013 at 6:00 am
IS SANTA CLAUS REAL?
This is a question all parents prepare for. It can be a daunting moment, having to out oneself for years of deception, and explain the delicate line between make-believe and a lie, along with not wanting to see your child saddened by the truth. To explore this dilemma so many families face, first I will tell you a story, and then I will share what I think is some good general advice on this topic. This is a true story.
A Crazy Little Thing Called LoveNovember 22, 2013 at 6:00 am
In my first Parenting Page column entitled The Long Short Hall I wrote, “Sometimes I know when my husband and I are being crazy, and we still can’t stop it, even when we discuss out loud how crazy we are.” … Then there are the times you don’t know you’re being crazy as a parent, that become very funny in retrospect once you have perspective on your own nuttiness.
Parenting Imagination Versus RealityNovember 7, 2013 at 6:00 am
This is a parenting page, about parenting Page. I am a child psychologist and a mother. So I specialize in children, yet I am human, thus I am full of knowledge and yet as full of emotions as any other parent. So I decided to write this Parenting Page since it might be informative and […]
Being Where The Action IsOctober 18, 2013 at 6:00 am
One evening while the three of us were enjoying dinner on the deck, Page said excitedly, “I can’t wait for middle school!” This was the year before she was going to enter middle school. We asked her why, to which she enthusiastically responded, “Because that’s where all the action is!!”
Parenting Page: Being ‘Cool’October 4, 2013 at 6:00 am
Recently I have had a few conversations about how cool, or not, I am anymore, and how cool has evolved as I age – the evolution of cool in human development.
Parenting Page: Allowing A Child To Make Tough DecisionsSeptember 5, 2013 at 5:30 am
At what age do you let a child make an important decision on their own?
Parenting Page: Potty TrainingAugust 16, 2013 at 5:58 am
It isn’t uncommon for day cares to have a rule that to enter the 3-year-old classroom the child must be potty trained.
Parenting Page: Bad Daddy!August 2, 2013 at 4:29 am
This incident is a wonderful example of how some of what seem like the most frustrating moments of parenting can evolve into the best memories.
Parenting Page: Childcare DesperationJuly 17, 2013 at 5:16 am
How many babysitters does one need to have on their list in order to be certain one will always be available when you need one?
Parenting Page: I’m Watching You!June 28, 2013 at 5:12 am
One Saturday morning when Page was about three and a half years old, I was tidying up the room while she was watching TV.