Question: My 11-year-old daughter has been friendly with a group of girls in our neighborhood for years. But recently, they seem to be pulling away, leaving her out of get-togethers more often than not. And, quite frankly, their interests seem to be moving away from hers, too. My daughter is …Read More »
If you have a child who is graduating from high school soon do your best to not let the celebrations ruin their next chapter. Young people want to shout to the world that they are done with high school and are moving on to college or at least closer to …Read More »
QUESTION: My son worked out all winter and was even privately coached to prepare for his high school lacrosse team tryouts. He got cut from the team, and is devastated. My message to him of “hard work pays off” hasn’t worked in his favor. What can I tell him now? …Read More »
Parenting is forever Your children may be 18 or older and living on their own, but you still have work to do.
More than 18 years ago a very wise news photographer told me something that I now realize is the absolute truth. His name is Ken Brown, Sr. We call him Senior. He has two grown sons. We were heading out to a news assignment in the live truck when I …Read More »
Question: Spring break is fast approaching and my middle-school-aged daughter wants to know why we aren’t going anywhere “cool” over break. She tells me most of her classmates are talking about the tropical getaways their families will be taking. The truth is, expensive vacations are not in our budget. What …Read More »
Protests, marches, and demonstrations aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. On a number of issues people are banding together to express their resistance and in some instances outrage or even support for certain issues. Having said that, is it a good idea to bring children along? There were many families with …Read More »
Forget about building walls; can we just leave the walls alone? I am talking about the walls that we as parents work so hard to keep clean and nicely painted in our kids’ rooms. My daughter Grace found a way to cover just about every space on her walls. A …Read More »