How do you handle complicated familial relationships? What if it involves your kid and their decision to cut off a family member? Read Dr. Gramma Karen’s advice on how to handle this reader’s sticky situation.
I am contacting you because I have been asked for advice and I am at a loss. My friend Helene is the grandmother of Debby, age 13. Helene describes her granddaughter as obese, a trashy dresser, and a habitual liar. She lies about what she eats, claims she has a boyfriend who doesn’t really exist, […]
Parenting is so fast-paced that we seldom have time to plan or act in advance. We often plan to discuss important subjects with our kids, but sometimes we’re too late, and our kids learn all the wrong things from all the wrong people. These are subjects that you should discuss with your children before their […]
Does your tween or teen often find themselves in trouble because of anger or react to situations and later regret how they behaved? Does her anger cause problems with other people, or does he express that he is tired of letting anger control him? It is important to understand that anger is a natural feeling […]
Most teens get some anxiety about new situations and meeting new people. Some feel a heightened level of shyness when faced with these types of situations. Many wish they could stop worrying about what others think or not feel embarrassed in front of other people. For some teens and tweens, this anxiety can increase to […]