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Encouragement, Not Force Mar. 19, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I have a question about forced touching. Let's say an 8-year-old doesn't want to hug her... Read More

After Another Massacre, a Change in Inventory Feb. 28, 2018

Connie Schultz

Interesting how some conservative pundits, gun zealots and other cynics have tried to dismiss the ac... Read More

That Pesky 'Oil Change Required' Light Feb. 24, 2018

Katiedid Langrock

"Just ignore that," the woman at the car rental place said. I looked at the light-up orange icon. Th... Read More

What German Parents Have That American Parents Crave Feb. 22, 2018

Lenore Skenazy

"Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children," by Sara Zaske, r... Read More

Why Johnny Can't Jump Feb. 15, 2018

Lenore Skenazy

Uht-oh. A study in Ireland has found that kids are losing the agility and basic physical skills we u... Read More

The Joy of Comparing Jan. 23, 2018

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I read your column daily and always like your tough love and sensible advice. I'm intere... Read More

Guess Pains Jan. 23, 2018

The Science Advice Goddess

I got dumped four months ago, and I'm still not sure what happened. All of my boyfriend's explanati... Read More

The Student Anti-Anxiety Project That's Going Viral Jan. 11, 2018

Lenore Skenazy

It's not your imagination. Kids are getting more anxious, depressed and hypersensitive. In Education... Read More

The Circle of Life Dec. 30, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

We knew that Pig was dying for about three months before we made that hard choice to put him down. O... Read More

Resolutions for the Kids Dec. 28, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

Why is it always grown-ups who are supposed to go virtuous when January rolls around? This year, let... Read More

That Christmas Cheer Dec. 09, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

One of my favorite lines in the film "Love Actually" comes when Emma Thompson's character's children... Read More

Lock the Kids Inside? Dec. 07, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

"Not supervising your kid is awesome right up until some psychopath kidnaps, rapes, and murders them... Read More

Ex-Husband Still Has Control Nov. 28, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I divorced an extremely wealthy, abusive and narcissistic man five years ago. My divorce... Read More

OMG, It's a Man! Nov. 22, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

On the bus going across town the other day, my husband and I sat behind a girl of about 13. No one s... Read More

Mountain Laundered Nov. 18, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

In my youth, I scaled mountains. Nay, I scaled mountain ranges. When I was an adventure tour guide i... Read More

Approach the Digital Age With Facts, Not Fear: An Interview With Yalda T. Uhls Nov. 07, 2017

This Woman's Work

I work with Yalda T. Uhls on my kids show, "Dot." Yalda ensures that Sprout, The Jim Henson Co. and ... Read More

Mom Shocked by Son's Opinion of Her Oct. 31, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: Just the other day, my son, "Ben," was talking to his stepdad, and he said some hurtful ... Read More

Drowning in Junk Oct. 19, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: A close friend, "Jenna," has a mental illness: She hoards. Her house would be condemned ... Read More

The Holiday That Scares Adults Oct. 19, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

"Trick or treat! Trick or treat! Give us something lethal to eat!" That's not the actual rhyme, but ... Read More

High School Kids and Social Security Oct. 11, 2017

Social Security and You

I spent part of my 32-year career with the Social Security Administration as a public affairs specia... Read More