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Article published on Sep 24, 2019

Back To Basic: Parents Should Teach Their Children Life Skills

I have a disagreement with my sister. She has two children. When I visited them recently, her twelve-year-old daughter was washing dishes by hand after dinner. They have a dishwasher, but she was not allowed to use it. I remember doing that when I was a kid, and it was the most boring job. My... Read More

Article published on Dec 24, 2018

Parents Should Encourage Exercise And Limit Screen Time

I am dreading about this coming Christmas and winter. Our ten- and twelve-year-old children are asking for all sorts of electronics and videogames. Our older son used to love hockey, but he stopped playing this year, because he doesn’t like checking. Our daughter used to love dancing, but stopped after she injured her ankle. Our... Read More

Article published on Sep 26, 2017

Parents Need To Control Screen Time

We have three young children. Our oldest daughter just started grade 4. Several of her classmates got a smartphone this year. She is bugging us to get her one. Our second son is seven; he loves playing videogames and watching YouTube videos. Our youngest son is four, but he tries to catch up with his... Read More

Article published on Feb 14, 2012

Be Careful About Buying Extra TV and Smartphone

We have a dilemma. Our eight-year-old son is asking for a television in his bedroom. We are worried that he will watch TV or play videogames when he should be sleeping. He promises us that this will never happen. Our twelve-year- old daughter wants a smartphone because all of her friends have one. We are... Read More

Article published on Nov 21, 2006

Small Children Are Often The Healthy Ones

Our nine-year-old son has always been the smallest one in his class. He was 7 1/2 pounds when he was born. After he started walking, he slimmed down and has remained like that until now. He has a good appetite and we always provide nutritious meals at home. He eats all varieties of food, including... Read More