9 Tips for Reducing Parenting Stress

9 Tips for Reducing Parenting Stress

I have 2 kids — 6 1/2 and 5 years old. My husband works long hours and I am alone with them most of the time. It seems like all I do is scream and yell, because my stress level is so high. Money is short and I’m tired all the time. When something breaks...

5 Tips for Reducing School Anxiety

My daughter is an anxious and shy child, but by third grade, I would have thought she would be over her school anxiety. She isn’t. We are just starting the second week of school and so far she has had a meltdown every single morning. Last year it took almost six...
It’s a Chore to Get My Daughter to Do Chores!

It’s a Chore to Get My Daughter to Do Chores!

Dear Susan, How do I get my 7-year old daughter to stop trying to get out of chores? I have tried everything except spanking. I do not believe in physical punishment at all for any reason. Thanks. Signed, Help! Dear Help!, Just as adults tend to put off unpleasant...
Helping Children Through Emotional Storms

Helping Children Through Emotional Storms

I’ve been thinking a lot about the emotional storms that descend upon our children, creating upheaval and chaos for everyone in the family.     Their upsets can seem so illogical. “I HAVE TO HAVE THE BLUE CUP!” or “MATH IS STUPID STUPID STUPID...
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