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Name Game May. 13, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

My son holds up six nearly identical Crayola crayons in his hand and presents them to me one by one.... Read More

Overprotective or Reasonably Cautious? May. 04, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am a single mom with two boys, ages 4 and 7. We recently took a trip out to Chicago to... Read More

They Call Me Mommy May. 02, 2017

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: When I married my husband, I suddenly became a full-time stepmother to his three young c... Read More

Resist the Dish Apr. 22, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

My life has become dishes. Now that we have two young children, my husband and I have had to face th... Read More

The Mysterious Creature Apr. 15, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

On Wednesday night, we had a lightning storm — one so wild and violent that it shook the entir... Read More

All Structure and No Play Apr. 13, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

Every day after school and all day on weekends, kids run outside — to get in the car to get to... Read More

Depressed Over Family Rejection Apr. 05, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: A few years ago, my son "Bill" and his family moved to a new state. They left me behind ... Read More

A Religious Divide Mar. 30, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: My husband, who is serving in the Army, is loving and caring and is a wonderful father t... Read More

Spiders and Kids Mar. 25, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

The first time my son threw a temper tantrum, it was because I wouldn't let him touch the black wido... Read More

Facing a Deal Breaker? Mar. 13, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: After a series of, let's just say, not-so-nice relationships, my best friend and old col... Read More

New Children's Music That Rivals Adult Fare Mar. 10, 2017

Kids' Home Library

In the last 10 years or so, I've been blown away by the sophistication, musicality and alternative f... Read More

Lacking Computer Skills Mar. 06, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I'm in my 50s and struggling with technology. My two kids are both tech-savvy geniuses (... Read More

Parents Should Hire Trusted Adult Feb. 27, 2017

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 16 and live with my parents and my 11-year-old sister. My dad is an attorney and my... Read More

For a Dose of Happy, Try a Happy Book Feb. 24, 2017

Kids' Home Library

These lighthearted books will help your kids start off every day with a smile and a laugh. "Cockato... Read More

Respect for Time Feb. 21, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I have a sister-in-law who always has spur-of-the-moment birthday parties for her childr... Read More

Take 911 off Speed Dial Feb. 16, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

If you see something, say something. That campaign, launched in New York after 9/11 and rolled out n... Read More

Refreshers for the Mind Feb. 13, 2017

Kids' Home Library

These books will help children keep what they've learned fresh for the next few months. "Ann and Na... Read More

NYC Pizza Feb. 11, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

What is it about sharing a slice on the streets of New York City? For all the art, culture and custo... Read More

A Dominating Talker and Unflattering Outfits Feb. 10, 2017

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: I have two wonderful but very different children. One is extremely talkative and ... Read More

Empowering Women to Use, Learn and Work in Tech Jan. 24, 2017

This Woman's Work

The answer to the age-old question "Would someone please think of the children?" has been answered. ... Read More