Parenting Blog

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but all the excitement and traditions of the season can create stress in young children that grownups, in their own enthusiasm, can easily overlook. Here’s a collection of previously published articles...

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Whining and Complaining

“Stop that right now!” “If you don’t stop that whining, I’ll give you something real to whine about!” “If you complain about one more thing, you’ll go to your room!” Listening to a child’s persistent moaning and crying can make th...

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Excitement vs. Fun

In most circles excitement is a positive word – often considered synonymous with fun. A movie, a television program, even an activity for young children, is praised for being exciting. Using the common definition, the opposite of exciting is boring...

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