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Santa Slaps Dec. 14, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

When I was about 7, my son's age, I was determined to see Santa Claus. From previous years, I knew t... Read More

Teachers Deserve Parents' Patience and Respect Dec. 05, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am a teacher in a small town in New England. When I began my job, I thought it was the... Read More

5-Minute Motel Nov. 30, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

"You have five minutes after checking in to ask for a refund. Requests after five minutes will not b... Read More

Reeling from Mom's Gambling Expenses Nov. 23, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: Since 2013, my mother has inherited $475,000, which she has cast into a bonfire of casin... Read More

Mutant Suitcase Nov. 23, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

"Oh, my Godzilla! You still have that mutant suitcase?" my friend said, mouth agape, when she saw my... Read More

Treating Fever Nov. 12, 2019

Brighter Days

In adults and older children, fever can be a friend. When your child is sick, their body temperature... Read More

Releasing Kids Into the Wild Nov. 07, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

School is in full swing, which means that some lucky students are about to undergo an enormous, tran... Read More

Nurturing Your Relationships With Your Children Nov. 05, 2019

Brighter Days

As a mom, some days are so busy I feel like I'm racing through my life, frantically trying to cross ... Read More

Walk on the Wary Side Oct. 31, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: Both my wife and I are in our 80s, and we like to take walks together. Recently, we've ... Read More

Don't Panic, Be Cognizant About Baby Food Report Oct. 31, 2019

Daily Editorials

Many parents in the U.S. were probably panicked by a recent report that most of the baby food on gro... Read More

Introducing Finger Foods Oct. 29, 2019

Brighter Days

Like so many things in parenting, the term "finger foods" is not quite what you would expect. I alwa... Read More

Halloween: A Tutorial for Adults Oct. 24, 2019

Connie Schultz

Once upon a time, during that period in our country when we no longer rode horses to the general sto... Read More

Couple Costumes Oct. 19, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

"How about 'The Wizard of Oz'?" Too boring. "How about a family of sugar skull skeletons?" Too sc... Read More

Fear Kicks In Oct. 12, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

"Ooh, a bride! Look, Mama! She's so beautiful." I turned around to see what my 3-year-old was talkin... Read More

Traveling With Kids Oct. 08, 2019

Brighter Days

When you think "vacation," do you think "summer"? Maybe it's time to think "fall" instead! Fall is a... Read More

An Annual Reminder: It's Your Divorce, Not Your Children's Oct. 03, 2019

Connie Schultz

It's October! Such a happy month for countless families of young children who are already brainstorm... Read More

Lost and Found: Kid Edition Oct. 03, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

Oh, dear, what can the matter be Oh, dear, what can the matter be? Oh, dear, what can the matter be... Read More

Feeding Your Baby Oct. 01, 2019

Brighter Days

One of my most cherished memories is feeding my sons when they were babies. It was so special to me ... Read More

A Harmonious Plate Sep. 27, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I read with interest the letter from "Kitchen Confidential" who had feelings regarding h... Read More

Easing Stress Sep. 24, 2019

Brighter Days

Studies rank pregnancy at No. 12 on the list of life's most stressful events. Parenting isn't even o... Read More