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The Camp Bus and a Not-So-Athletic Child Jun. 04, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: Our child is an enthusiastic team player, but he is absolutely terrible at sports... Read More

Appropriate Clothing and a Little Know-it-All Jun. 03, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: The clothing battle has begun with my 8-year-old daughter. I often hear "That's n... Read More

Congress Considers Taking Food out of the Mouths of Poor Kids Jun. 01, 2016

Daily Editorials

Taking a page from Missouri's former pro-hunger state legislator, Rep. Cynthia Davis of O'Fallon, Mi... Read More

They're out of Hope, Too May. 29, 2016

Tales From the Front

Out of Hope wrote in several months ago complaining about his sex life, or lack thereof, and his wif... Read More

Parents Doing School Projects and Overdoing Sports May. 28, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My daughter works fiercely and independently on her school projects and takes a l... Read More

End-of-the-Year Homework Blues and Incessant Questions May. 27, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: As the end of the school year approaches, it is next to impossible to get my 10-y... Read More

Opting out of Camp and Pressure for a Dog May. 14, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My 14-year-old son usually attends camps for part of the summer, and then we take... Read More

A Date-Night Spoiler and Untreated Acne May. 13, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My husband and I were out on a very rare date night when the babysitter called to... Read More

Teens Who Can't Honor Mom's Day and Sleeping Parents May. 06, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: I'm a father of two teenage daughters. I am so disgusted because I can't even get... Read More

Summer Camp and a Climber Apr. 29, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: It's about the time when we start trying to find summer camps for our two childre... Read More

Messy Kids and Daily Dessert Apr. 23, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My kids are messy. They create disorder in all areas of the house. I feel like I ... Read More

The Goon Squad Apr. 09, 2016

Katiedid Langrock

Growing up is scary. There are so many urban legends to learn, so many new creatures to fear. The bo... Read More

Firing the Babysitter and a Perpetual Visitor Apr. 09, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: Our longtime babysitter, the teenage daughter of our neighbors across the street,... Read More

Adulting Is Hard Mar. 05, 2016

Katiedid Langrock

My son's hair had gone from shaggy surfer curls to stringy serial killer locks. It was time for a ha... Read More

A Child Who Won't Answer The Cell Phone and One Who Won't Do His Homework Feb. 19, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My son is in 10th grade, and he has stopped returning my texts. I am at my wits' ... Read More

9 of the Best Money Books for Kids and Teens Feb. 08, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

If I had a dollar for every person who has ever asked me, "Why didn't anyone ever tell me how to man... Read More

Kid's Bunk Bed Feb. 03, 2016

Small Spaces

One very easy way to stretch space in a child's bedroom is to buy a bunk bed. It's brilliant! This i... Read More

Man's Belief in Dog Jan. 07, 2016

Lenore Skenazy

Do people save dogs, or is it the other way around? That was the question posed to the audience afte... Read More

It's Always Darkest After The Spawn Dec. 22, 2015

The Science Advice Goddess

I'm an unhappily married 30-year-old woman. I've been with my husband for 10 years, but we only got... Read More

Mall Santa Dec. 12, 2015

Katiedid Langrock

Dear Mall Santa, I know you're not the real Santa Claus, but seeing as you are one of his many helpe... Read More