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This Is What All Parents Should Know about Positive Discipline

What is positive discipline? Once children hit preschool age, their desire to be independent grows, and they become much more likely to test their parents limits. When this happens, parents should be very careful not to let their emotions get in the way of producing positive outcomes by using these challenging moments as teaching moments. […]

Minimalist Bedroom Designs for Kids

Piles of toys on the floor, untidy sheets on the bed — does this sound like your kids’ bedrooms? Ask parents everywhere, and most of them would admit that their children’s bedrooms are a nightmare. What with all the clutter, it’s almost impossible to clean up the mess and put things back in order. Asking […]

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Should Grandparents Share Their Views on Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol?

Our two grandchildren have just – gasp! – entered their teen years. We’re hoping you can give us advice on talking with them about peer pressure and issues involving sex, drugs, and alcohol. We are fortunate in that we are on the same page as their parents in these matters, but we also feel that as their grandparents we might have some different approaches and opportunities than what they have with their parents. And is it even our place to engage on these topics?

This Is When Children’s Plastic Surgery Is Necessary

In order for a child to make it through the first few years of life with trying new activities and testing limits, there are bound to be bumps and bruises along the way. How does a parent know when to take care of that “boo-boo” with love and when to request a specialist? Parents routinely […]