Having a newborn infant is both a wonderful and stressful time. Although a new mother is often overwhelmed with a new infant she is often the one who spends the most time with the infant and who feels the most bonded to the infant. A newborn can put stress on a relationship and often the partner feels on the outside or is not sure what to do. When both partners know what is expected of them things run much more smoothly.
In the current pandemic days, negativity and stress can feel incredibly overwhelming. Read some happy goings on in the world with Dr. Gramma Karen’s readers’ “ponies”!
My husband and I have a blended family with three sons and a daughter, ranging in age from 2 to 13. Between my husband’s two married siblings and their four children, plus our four kids, this is a total of eight grandchildren. The problem we need help with has to do with my husband’s mother […]
Kids don’t often mean to be cruel or hurtful, but sometimes they don’t understand the nuances of inclusivity. Teach your little one to be more kind, caring, and inclusive with these helpful tips!
I do not often go off on a full blown rant, so I figured why not? It is about time. Want to come along for the ride? Here we go… There are a bunch of phrases or sayings or sentences or whatever, that grown ups say to kids all the time. There are 3 in […]
I was not prepared for my child to choose my husband over me. It happened when my daughter was about one-and-a-half years old. Up to that time, I was clearly the parent of choice. She predictably preferred that I feed her, bathe her, change her diapers and put her to sleep. Of course, her father was […]
Politics are always a hot topic, and now more than ever you and your families might be getting into some tough debates. Here is Dr. Gramma Karen’s advice for families having those disagreements.
Last year, one reader wrote to Dr. Gramma Karen about a college decision. Now we have a new update on the situation and Dr. Gramma Karen’s follow-up advice!