By: Deirdre Littlefield I have been blessed with three sons who are naturally rough, tough and, honestly, quite crude. It has been my mission since birth to raise them with civility. We’ve taught them to hold doors for strangers, to stand up if an adult needs a seat, and to listen intently when somebody is … More Raising Gentlemen In 2018
By: Martianne Stanger One of my children has the “gift of ADHD”, and, let me tell you: it does not always seem like a gift. Some days, ADHD wreaks havoc in our home. In fact, last month, we had a string of such days, which resulted in me considering medication. My husband was surprised, and, … More Our Current (Not-So-Conventional) Solution to ADHD
By: Tanvi Maharaja Are you tired of asking your kids to put down their phones or tablets? Do your kids listen? Trust me, they do. But sometimes, they just choose to ignore it. How long did you have to yell the last time you asked your child to stay away from the screen? Online games on … More 7 Steps to Managing Your Child’s Screen Time
By: Barbara Cornell Last summer, my then 20-year old son and I were out for a walk. He said to me, “Mom, I don’t want you to die because I enjoy your company, but if you did die, I think I’d be ok.” After I got over the shock of the statement and gave him … More Because Someday I’m Going to Be Dead
By: Kathy Trainor I am offering a word of advice and would welcome more ideas on a serious topic. About 5 years ago I had a lovely little baby boy, Patrick. He was rushed away from me so fast I never got to hold him. You see Patrick was born early and was found to have … More Tips for Helping Families Spending Time in The NICU/PICU
By: Mike Stanger The graduation ceremony is over. The cake is cut. Congratulations echo all around. And, then it comes. The ubiquitous question finds its way to the ears of all the recent grads: “Are you going to college?” Many answer quickly and proudly that, indeed, they are. They then go into the details about the … More Dad to Grads: No College? No Problem!
By: Heather O’Neill I work in special education and I spend most of my days trying to build kids up. Trying to make them understand that what they view as the impossible is possible. Trying to give them a light at the end of a sometimes very long, very dark tunnel. And with one statement, … More Planning for the Future