child doing dishes

A generation without chores

Research shows parents are giving their kids fewer chores these days - are we setting them up to fail later in life?

A letter about THAT child

If your child has THAT kid in their class here is what a teacher wants you to know about all the things they can't tell you.

Payback is futile

After my son's classmate called him names, my son asked how he could punish her. It stopped me in my tracks.

How to help a shy child shine

Shyness can freeze you and refuse to let you thaw until you feel safe. And feeling safe can be the hardest thing when you are shy.

Are we too soft on our kids?

The days of children being seen and not heard are long gone - but have we gone too far the other way?