Dear Dr. Gramma Karen, Ever since the birth of our daughter Hannah two years ago, my mother-in-law has been rather critical and disrespectful. She refuses to see the problem with her behavior. Do you have any advice?
I recently received a phone call from a parent; she was confused and concerned regarding a shift in her ten-year-old son’s approach to his schoolwork. This, unfortunately, is a common occurrence in the world of tutoring. Many children begin their academic careers with passion and promise, only to show signs of hesitancy, and even apathy, as they near the end of elementary school. Parents are left wondering, “What happened?”
Every parent wants to keep their child safe in the car, but there is so much to learn about car seats.
Mommybites was lucky to have Greg Durocher, the Founder and CEO of Safe Ride 4 Kids, speak to us about some of the most important facts.
Car seat regulations are hard to keep up with and manage, especially because they are constantly changing and are different state to state. Keep this checklist, compiled with the help of Shane Bland, certified car seat safety technician through Safe Kids Worldwide Westchester, and Greg Durocher, CEO and child passenger safety technician instructor at Safe Ride 4 Kids, on your fridge, in your glove compartment, in your purse, or wherever you will remember to reference it for properly purchasing, installing, and putting your child in a car seat.
Are you frustrated with NOT being listened to? Do you hate the feeling of yelling, but it is the only way to get your kid to hear you (and that doesn’t even work half the time)? Here are three non-yelling ways to get your toddler to listen AND respond to you.
As a mom of four kiddos, ages three to 23 (yes, I still get to call them kiddos, even when they’re grown), I’ve learned a thing or two about navigating the intricacies of a blended family. What makes a blended family work is the people who are involved in it.
Grandparents are often in the best position to help identify and address domestic abuse. What are some specific things grandparents should look for to confirm their suspicions of possible abuse and violence going on?
Dear Dr. Gramma Karen,
Our daughter Joan married Donald ten years ago. We all knew there was something off about him; he is very controlling and very insecure. Before they got married, my husband, who is a police officer, let her know how much we love her, and talked to her about our concerns about her marrying him. She went ahead and married him.