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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

The Trailer Jan. 21, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

It was cinematic. The loud bang. The huge pull-behind trailer flying through the air, twisting and s... Read More

The Coolest Picture Books of 2016 Jan. 13, 2017

Kids' Home Library

These are some of my picks for the most outstanding picture books of 2016. These are simply cool and... Read More

An Abusive Streak? Jan. 12, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I have a friend I've known for at least 15 years. A month ago, I invited her and her hus... Read More

Magical 2017 Jan. 07, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

2017 is here, and it's going to be a wondrous and magical year. On Jan. 2, my kids had the day off s... Read More