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The Kids Decision Jun. 18, 2018

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: How does one know whether she wants children? For my whole life, I haven't been sure, bu... Read More

(Really) Old-Fashioned Fun Jun. 14, 2018

Lenore Skenazy

What's as old as summer? These games. The good ones. Do your kids know them? —Hopscotch. If yo... Read More

Offense is the Best Defense Jun. 11, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My son's estranged wife has reported him to child protective services six times and to t... Read More

Kids and Screen Time Jun. 02, 2018

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: Last night, my husband and I had our date night at a local Italian restaurant. Sitting n... Read More

Teacher Trauma Jun. 02, 2018

Katiedid Langrock

Tomorrow I teach my seventh class. It's easy to remember the exact number because that's how it is w... Read More

The Orange Diet May. 12, 2018

Katiedid Langrock

There is a story in my family that has been told and retold so many times that I'm no longer certain... Read More

Zoo Chaperone Apr. 28, 2018

Katiedid Langrock

When my son was 2 1/2, we visited the zoo. I got distracted for just a moment, and when I looked up,... Read More

Treating Tweens Like Toddlers Apr. 26, 2018

Lenore Skenazy

"Why am I required to pick my kid up from school when she's fine walking home by herself?" That's a ... Read More

Paul Ryan's Family Legacy Apr. 11, 2018

Connie Schultz

House Speaker Paul Ryan's stated reason for leaving office after this year's election sure is gettin... Read More

Am I Overreacting? Apr. 03, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I have been dating my boyfriend for four years. We both have children from our previous ... Read More

Wonder Woman + Me Mar. 28, 2018

Connie Schultz

At some point during last Saturday's March for Our Lives in Columbus, Ohio, I walked behind two youn... Read More

The Children Come First Mar. 24, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My daughter, "Ashley," is divorced and has four children. She has had numerous volatile ... Read More

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