One sunny day years ago my first child, a happy shaggy-haired 3-year-old, with a fistful of vegetables he had picked in the backyard garden, stood knocking on the kitchen door. I looked at him through the glass and said jokingly, “What’s the magic password?” READ MORE
Like many parents, I begin my day with a mug of strong coffee. Caffeine can help with the sleep deprivation that can come with the job of being a parent! But my caffeine habit isn’t something I worry much about – for the most part it’s considered safe for adults in moderation. But what about kids? READ MORE
Let’s face it, young kids misbehave at times. Starting from an early age they test their limits and ours. To deal with this, most parents (about 85% of us) have tried to use time-out as a discipline method. READ MORE
Your baby is fussing while you're trying to talk on the phone, so you let them play "Baby Shark" on it. This works like a charm – both to distract them and give you some time to focus – but you feel a pang of mom-guilt. What’s the harm though, really? READ MORE
Spanking isn’t good for any child. Pediatricians at Kaiser Permanente and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree – spanking is a poor way to discipline a child.
But parents often ask: Why not spank to teach a child right from wrong? READ MORE