A grandparent’s view of modern-day parenting
Let me share with you a grandmother’s perspective of parenting today. I learned a lot during a holiday visit from 5-year-old Joshua and his parents. Parenting today is even more different and difficult than I realized. Every generation is a bit different from the last because the world changes. But the rapidity of change has… (0 comment)

Parenting: Is Santa’s holiday budget more frugal in Southwest Florida?
The holiday budget for Southwest Floridians is lower than other parts of the country.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Parents are suckers. When the holidays come around, our eyes are blinded by sparkly visions of cherubic children opening the most sought-after gifts, absolute joy exuding from their faces. And we’ll spend a lot of money trying to make… (0 comment)

Amanda Lamb: Rain or shine parenting
By Amanda Lamb This past weekend my daughter danced in the Cary Christmas parade. Yes, it was cold. Yes, it rained. No, there were not a lot of spectators. It’s not the first year her group has danced in bad weather. I remember one particular year when it actually poured, and I watched the soggy,… (0 comment)

Recent research on the human brain provides parents with shocking new evidence to possibly explain the sometimes irrational, illogical and impulsive behavior of teenagers. Brain researchers can now scan the live teenage brain to observe and examine why these curious and perplexing creatures make so many impulsive and egocentric decisions, that may even sometimes lead… (0 comment)

Fort Worth school board trustee defends adoption of ethics policy
It’s time for some straight talk about the recent controversy regarding the Fort Worth ISD board ethics policy. Most troubling to me is the Star-Telegram’s December 8th article. It incorrectly asserts that the question looming in recent months “is how much money—as campaign contributions or other gifts—can be donated to school board members.” That’s wrong.… (0 comment)

It’s Not a Vaping Problem– It’s a Parenting Problem
MILLBURN, NJ – Nancy Kislin, LCSW, MFT, Parenting Navigator shares additional information and thoughts as a follow up to the Vaping Program held in Millburn recently in conjunction with Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Chatham and Summit community members.   It’s Not a Vaping Problem– It’s a Parenting Problem! I work with parents just like you every day. … (0 comment)

Dating for single parents can, at times, be depressing, disappointing and apparently hopeless. However, the picture is not as bleak as it is made out to be. The single most decisive factor in two strains clicking with each other is if they share something in common. In that case, there can be no greater base… (0 comment)

Adoption gives Christmas a special meaning
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Christmas is a very special time for Melanie Bartlett. It was right before Christmas six years ago, she welcomed Antonio, 7, into her home. “He and I – we were supposed to be together,” Bartlett, Antonio’s adoptive mother, said. This Christmas season, though, could prove to be one of the most… (0 comment)