Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘parenting’


Tools for Parents: Free Speaker Series

Tools for Parents: Free Speaker Series

Going back to the dawn of Homo sapiens, perhaps as far back as 600,000 years ago, raising kids has never been simple or easy. Or at least, we assume so. Because whether they were archaic Homo sapiens or are evolved anatomically modern humans, kids are bloody kids—behaviors, pushback, and rebellion that makes a parent want to scream and […]

Difficulties with Toys? Ask Dr. Toy

Difficulties with Toys? Ask Dr. Toy

Ever have that grandchild, nephew, niece or even your own son or daughter who’s just a wee bit picky or particular or particularly focused? Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., otherwise known as Dr. Toy, is hoping to help solve your dilemma. Dr. Auerbach has “dedicated a lifetime to the importance of play, and evaluating, toys, games, and […]

Gift of Flight

Gift of Flight

Several weeks ago, a mother and father bird made a nest in the camellia bush just outside our back door. I’m no birdwatcher, so I have no idea what sort of birds these are, but that male is gorgeous with a black body, yellow bill and red crest. Who knows what drew the birds to […]

Parenting the Average Child

Parenting the Average Child

In the era of the Superkid, it can be a lonely road parenting an average child. When you hear other parents talk, it seems like every other child but yours (and mine!) is an academically gifted, award-winning pianist who started a foundation for rescue dogs while averaging 17 points a game as a power forward. […]

Freshman Orientation for Parents

Freshman Orientation for Parents

As our baby gets ready to start her last year of high school next week, we’ve got back-to-school on the brain. You probably do, too. So herewith our neighbor Lian Dolan (author of the upcoming novel Helen of Pasadena) writing from her year-long vantage point as a high-school parent for Oprah.com: When my son started […]

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