June 17, 2008
Parents who cannot come to a joint decision regarding custody and child support issues as a part of their divorce or dissolution must leave these decisions up to the court. Ohio courts will award ..
June 16, 2008
After school is your little one hungry for a snack? Do they run for the kitchen and grab any easily accessible packets of chips or bars of chocolate? Follow these easy to make snacks: Here are some ..
June 16, 2008
I often see parents and educators struggle to know the right way to handle a challenging situation. They look at me and ask, “What's the right thing to do?" Every parent and educator knows this .
June 15, 2008
As we all know, an appointment with the dentist can be a scary experience for a child. The tools, smell and sight of a person wearing a mask and leaning over can create a phobia for the child. It is ..
June 15, 2008
This article deals mainly with the role of Parents in the growth and development of their child. In our popular terminology and dictionaries, teacher denotes the person whose job is to teach in ..
June 13, 2008
Wake Up, Sneaky Dad! What about sneaky dads? What in the world is a sneaky dad? Well, a sneaky dad is someone who is sneaky just like other ordinary sneaky people except they are worse. If you have ..
June 05, 2008
Previous generations told children what to do, how to do it, when to do it and the only answer to the “But, why?" was, “Because I said so. " Although some of that is still okay, depending .
June 01, 2008
Have you and your new graduate developed a plan for the freshman year of college? Creating an effective plan of action for the start of college requires input from parents and students working ..
June 01, 2008
Recent college grads who want to get off to a good start in their first professional job would do well to think like their employers. Every employer has a variety of needs and wants that employees ..
May 31, 2008
I found it amusingly interesting to read front page newspaper articles claiming how better off we are compared to a generation ago and then read another front page newspaper article a few days later ..
May 29, 2008
For months I've been following the US sub-prime mortgage crisis and wondering about the kids. Now a Brookings Institute report confirms that an estimated 2 million US children will be affected by ..
May 28, 2008
As far back as I can recall, I remember Jesus in my life. Evidently my parents and Sunday School teachers had taught me to fold my hands, to bow my head, and for bedtime, to kneel to pray. I loved ..
May 27, 2008
Photographers: Dealing With Divorced Parents at the Wedding I had a beginning photographer send me an e-mail with this question: "I am photographing a wedding this month and will be dealing with ..
May 21, 2008
Last month a reader asked if I'd be willing to write about kids swearing. I must admit the request took me off guard initially, but I think it's a great topic to consider from a thinking angle. ..
May 21, 2008
I am not one to feel sorry for most people. They seem to have a unique ability to cause themselves the most damage during certain parts of their lives. I have met some pretty self destructive people ..
May 20, 2008
So your child is messy, huh? So was mine, only she's getting to be ravishingly neat. It took awhile, until the secret hit me. Don't pick up after your child. Yup, that's it. Don't fix messes you ..
May 15, 2008
California principal Jacqueline Sanderlin picked up the tab. And not for books or educational toys. She picked up the tab for dinner because she decided that “exposure is the key to education. ..
May 13, 2008
Parents sometimes put up with too much from a bad babysitter when it is clearly time to get a new one. I had a situation where I would come home and the house would be a mess. I would hear from the ..
May 12, 2008
The 10 commandments tell us 10 things to do or not do in our lives. They were given by God and people all over the world honor the 10 commandments. The 10 commandments include important laws such as ..
May 05, 2008
Time is a precious commodity, that all of us waste when we are young. When you are a child time means nothing . What your time consists of is finding some one to play with, run, or making out like ..
April 30, 2008
Yesterday I went for a walk in this beautiful Sonoran Desert, now I do stay on the road or well marked trails, because just strolling through the cacti is not well advised. I usually think while I ..
April 21, 2008
Calling all parents! Have you realized yet that there's just about one month of school left? No, really I'm serious! Am I the only one who thinks this school year has blown by? Now is the time to be ..
April 17, 2008
Do you find yourself saying “I Need a Babysitter Now!" and don't know where to start? Well, help for parents who need to find qualified babysitters quickly has arrived. For years, we relied on .
April 12, 2008
Were your days of growing up far happier than that of these times? A recent statement from Ed Balls, said the “vast majority of children feel happy and safe". He also said “Childhood is ..
April 11, 2008
Toddlers are moving from being totally dependent on their parents to trying to control themselves and their universe. They begin to discover their individuality and try to determine how much power ..