Parenting

Book Review: Advice Worth Ignoring

Guarendi, Ray. Advice Worth Ignoring: How Tuning Out the Experts Can Make You a Better Parent. Servant Books, 2016, 160 pp. Like most of the books we review, we haven’t actually read Advice Worth Ignoring, but it is a real book. We even saw it on a book shelf once, which means it must be […]

Little Girl Refuses to Have Birthday, Stays Six Years Old

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Suzanne G. Corbett, of Dayton, OH, known to her friends as Suzie, recently refused to have a seventh birthday: I like being six years old, and my mommy says that when I’m seven, I’ll have to be a big girl and won’t be able to eat my mud pies anymore. This is, perhaps, a typical […]

Teen Grounded From Internet Hospitalized

When Robert Q. Dahlberg III grounded his son, Robert Q. Dahlberg IV, from using the internet for a week, he had no idea that he was putting Bobby IV’s life in danger. For three days, Bobby IV endured this punishment (not uncomplainingly). On the morning of the fourth day, however, he was found by his […]

The Frog King

In olden times, when wishing still helped one, there lived a king whose daughters were all beautiful, but the youngest was so beautiful that the sun itself, which has seen so much, was astonished whenever it shone in her face. Close by the King’s castle lay a great dark forest, and under an old lime-tree […]

Home Improvement with Children

Why You Should Let Your Children Help Fix Your House August is a great time to finish up all of your summer projects. If you have children, it’s always tempting to do these projects without their help. You might feel like working in the middle of the night, not showering for long enough that your […]

Parenting Advice: Children and Kite Flying

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Summer is the time for flying kites. Kite flying is a healthy form of aerobic exercise, and we have some essential tips that can help you make the most of your kite flying experience. But first, here are some essential safety precautions to observe: Don’t fly a kite while cleaning out your refrigerator. Otherwise, you […]

Advice for Frustrated Parents

Are you a frustrated parent?

Are you a parent? If so, are you frustrated? If so, have we got some advice for you. And believe me, our parenting advice is outstanding beyond compare. Only last month, after reading our first ever parenting column, Giovanna Lombardo wrote to us to say “My life has been transformed. Ever since I read your […]

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