We talk about cranky babies and unwieldy toddlers; why don’t we talk more about struggling teens? We fear judgment, but that’s just got to stop.
A mom turns to Amalah for advice on dealing with a loving mother-in-law/grandmother who is overfeeding her child who is on a healthy plan via doctor’s orders.
Expectant reader writes in to ask advice on how to respond to her co-workers who are making inappropriate and rude comments about her pregnant belly size.
A reader asks how to handle a teen who buys into majority politics in what she sees as extreme state, but really, the issue is teaching both critical thinking and tolerance.
A reader reaches out for advice on how to stay connected to her best friend (who also recently became a new mom) in the face of some life changes for both of them.
Recent events in the news are enough to make a rational person want to secede from the human race. How can we make this a learning opportunity for our teens?
A reader asks how to help a teen stick out a difficult activity when the other kids are making things unpleasant.
When a kid is getting bullied, there are times when parents and educators need to get involved. Because children often need to be taught kindness.
A reader mustache me a question: Her tween is changing before her eyes, but sometimes those changes mean trying to decide what to bring up and what to let go.
The knife-edge between encouraging my teens to self-advocate and stepping in while I still can is a precarious one, especially in a world that’s unfair.
Grandma is playing favorite amongst the cousins when it comes to gifts but addressing the issue is not as straightforward as you would think.
A mom wants to know how to help her young teen make connections in their new community without overstepping. Can it be done? Maybe.
Parents need advice and ideas on how to make their very young child feel more connected to one set of grandparents who live on the other side of the world. Weekly video conferences are just cutting it.
So you had to fire the nanny or sitter or leave the daycare suddenly. Do you just move on? Or do you write it up so other parents are informed?
An update from a letter writer on a particularly hairy and sticky family situation and lessons learned for the future.
A family moved into a fantastic neighborhood with a built-in playgroup for their kids. But the entire family (including the kids) are social outcasts after the father more than crossed the line with his angry outburst. Can the relationships be saved?
What is the role of the babysitter? Are they just there to care for children or should they be doing light household chores too?
A mom is very concerned about how her in-laws are subtly and overtly treating her toddler son vis-a-vis his female toddler cousin, which is dripping in gender-bias. She needs advice on how to handle this tricky family situation.
Did you ever check your teen’s texts and find yourself horrified by what their friends are saying? A reader wants to know if she’s overreacting.
How are we, as parents, supposed to keep our kids believing they should do the right thing when they see how rewarded the bad things are?