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But, Mom, Everybody’s Doing It!

Picture this dialogue: You:  No, you can’t go rollerblading downtown. Your Child:  But, Moooooom, everybody’s doing it! Every mom loves that sentence.  Here are some responses that you can offer your child after that doozy. The Tried and True Response You:  Well, if everyone jumped off a cliff, would you do that too? The Reasoned […]

Things Parents Say to Non-Parents that Unintentionally Offend Non-Parents

We all do it sometimes: utter well-intentioned statements that offend someone.  We all have different perspectives, and what seems like a “normal statement of fact” to one person may seem offensive to another.  In this article, we will address several such statements that parents make to non-parents. What the parent says:  “If you think YOU’RE […]

Unwanted Parenting Advice

We’ve all been there.  You’re at the park with your kids when another parent comes up and says, “You know, you really should supervise your kids more closely.”  Or how about when your mother-in-law says, “You are spoiling your kids.  Kids don’t need all this stuff.  Stop buying them so many toys and make them […]

Parents Who Disagree on Discipline

Mom uses time-outs when the kids’ behaviors aren’t appropriate.  Dad is amused by his kids’ antics and wants to “let kids be kids”.  How do these parents compromise?  How does it affect their kids if they don’t? Inconsistent parenting is a challenge in most families.  One parent is stricter; one parent is more lenient.  Initially, […]