Physical activity is crucial for kids. Not only is it one of the best ways to fight against America’s serious childhood obesity epidemic, but getting one or more hours of physical activity per day, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can help promote a lifetime of... more
My daughter honestly doesn't do much around the house. She puts her laundry away, does some dishes and walks the dog once a day. I give her 15 dollars a week and she thinks she deserves more. How much allowance do you think a 13 year old should get... more
My preteen daughter has A period every morning before school and has to be there at 7:30 am. Lately she's been complaining that it's too early and wants to quit band. At the beginning of the year we had a talk about band and she insisted that... more
I found my first after-school child care position when I was taking morning classes for my degree and working odd lunchtime hours for another family. I knew I needed some extra income, but many jobs I considered couldn’t fit into my schedule. Fortunately, I found a family who needed an... more
My daughter told me she wants to wear makeup. I let her wear lip gloss but that's where I draw the line. She wants to wear mascara and eye shadow. I have told her no and that we will talk about it in a few years. Do you think... more
Last year I felt like we were shopping for school clothing last minute and there was nothing left in the stores. When is the right time to start shopping for school clothing?
My daughter has been friends with the same group of girls since kindergarten. All of the sudden she wants nothing to do with them. Is it normal for girls this age to drop their friends and find a new group of friends?
Our daughter is driving my husband crazy with her emotions. He can’t handle it. Last year it was like she was a little girl and now is defiantly entering the tween stage. How can help my husband deal with her emotions?