Ashleigh Rider panicked when she returned to her townhouse one afternoon to find the business card of a child protection services worker stuck in the jamb of her front door.
She had feared this might happen, but she was also tired of the guilt and shame she felt for using alcohol, crystal meth and opiates. Read more
Four times a week, 13-year-old Evan Spencer and his buddies rush to their Xboxes to play Call of Duty, the violent, popular sniper game set in the Second World War.
While some of his friends shoot enemies long after they’re down, or spray bullets indiscriminately, Evan does not. Read more
Raising children is a joy, except when it’s absolutely maddening. And it may be more frustrating today than it’s ever been, says Katherine Reynolds Lewis, author of the new book The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever – And What to Do About It. We spoke to Lewis about how to avoid yelling matches and the frustrations of trying to discipline kids. Read more
Have no idea what your kids are saying when they type TTYL, BBFN, LMK, or TMSIDK?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many of us parents feel the same way. It’s like your kids are texting or writing in a foreign language, one designed specifically to keep you out of the loop. Read more
Confessions of a luddite mom: or, how my secret weapon has taught me well
Okay, okay, I know I’m mixing metaphors or what have you in my title, but you trying living with a Smug Teen.
It’s hard out there when your knowledge of technology reaches its limits with knowing how to program the VCR , being able to turn on and off your computer and being able to send a text. Read more
The answer is yes, to a point.
Before you start contemplating buying a big padlock for your computer, the real answer is far more complex.
As parents, naturally, we want to protect our children from the Big Bad Whatever – whether it be outside or online. Read more