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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Aunt Needs Help Dealing With Loss

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Aunt Needs Help Dealing With Loss

Dear Dr. Gramma Karen,
I am 21 years old and in desperate need of advice. I live with my parents. My dead brother’s widow and her two brats, a 4-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy, live in the same town.

The brats are beyond spoiled from all sides because their father died. To be fair, I am the youngest child in my family and spoiled, so I could be the problem, as literally everybody tells me.

10 Kitchen Skills for Children That Build Confidence

10 Kitchen Skills for Children That Build Confidence

As you prepare your children to leave the nest eventually (not that you can bear the thought!), basic cooking skills are some of the most important lessons they need to learn. Along with being able to feed themselves, knowing how to cook also helps your kids feel confident in themselves and their abilities — even if they’re on the shy side.

Here are 10 kitchen skills children should know that also build confidence.

Resolve to Reduce Screen Time This Year
5 Tips to Help Your Kids Wind Down for Bedtime

5 Tips to Help Your Kids Wind Down for Bedtime

With all the excitement and stimulation that kids face throughout the day, it can be hard to get them settled in time for bed. Yet, sleep is crucial to a child’s mental and physical development. It promotes growth, prevents illness, and boosts learning capabilities. In fact, sufficient sleep has been labelled as just as important for kids as good nutrition and regular exercise.

7 Tips for Making it Through a Remodel with Your Family

7 Tips for Making it Through a Remodel with Your Family

If you’ve been living with an outdated kitchen or a leaky bathtub for too many years, then the idea of a renovation has probably crossed your mind. But if you share your home with a brood of little ones, there’s a lot to consider before you call in a contractor. Keeping your kiddos not only safe but also happy while the construction crew works is basically a full-time job. If you head into the project prepared, however, it’s not an impossible one.

Should You Get Your Kids a Pet for Christmas?

Should You Get Your Kids a Pet for Christmas?

Every holiday season, there is debate about whether pets should be given as gifts. The argument against this practice is that kids often get bored of their presents – and when it comes to an animal or pet, this could result in pets needing to be re-homed. We want to avoid this as much as possible. It’s a valid concern, but it’s certainly not the case every time a kid gets a pet for Christmas.

Tips for Happy Holidays

Tips for Happy Holidays

The holidays can be a fun and festive time. Unfortunately they can also be busy, rushed and stressful, and that can cause your children to be less than festive themselves. Here are some tips to keep your holidays happy. All that you have to do is keep K.I.D.S. in mind. Kisses Respect your child’s wish […]