Relationships

Stepmoms: When Your Husband Hurts

“Laura, my husband is always so sad about his kids. They no longer come to visit, and they hardly ever call or connect with him unless they need money,” stepmom…

The Angry Mom

One of my biggest struggles and now regrets as a younger mom, was my anger.  After years of bottling up the anger and stress of a failed marriage and nasty…

Managing Conflict (Even When Others Don’t Want It Resolved)

Have you ever found yourself enmeshed in a conflict? Upset by the way a loved one was treated? Angry at an unfair situation? Hurt and Pain A while back someone…

Public School vs. Home School

It’s back to school season! For some kids, this means waking up early, catching the bus, and heading to a classroom full of friends and peers. For others, it means…

Why It’s Important to Be Friends With All Types of People

Last week my friend from the Czech Republic was in town. My kids and I went to lunch with her, and we visited an alligator farm. (Yes, there is such…

Three Tips For Being A Positive Mom Who Raises Kids Who Don’t Complain

I’d like to add to that title, “Zip Your Lips and Lower Your Expectations.” No mom wants to raise her kids to be complaining, hard-to-please adults. And yet, moms (myself…

Why Apologizing to Your Kid is Important and What it Teaches Them

Although I don’t remember the details too clearly, when I was a kid I got into trouble with my parents. They had come down pretty harshly on me, and I…

Is Sharing A Self-Help Book Good or Intrusive?

ASK DR. DEGLER… Dear Dr. Degler, The mom of one of my child’s classmates recently lost a baby shortly after birth. She had testing while she was pregnant and carried…

10 Ways To Help Out…Single Parents and Their Stuff

Single parent. I wonder where that phrase was first spoken. And what the circumstances were. It is a phrase that continues to define me no matter how much I wish…

Having “The Talk” With Your Daughter

There may be nothing a parent dreads more than having “the talk” with her child. You know the one – the talk where we explain the so-called birds and bees,…

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