Let Your School-Aged Kids Dress Themselves

“So, anyway, after they take showers I lay out their school clothes for the next day. And then….” “Hold on right there,” “How old are your girls again?” “Um, they’re seven and five,” she answered, being the thirty-something mother of the girls in question. “Why?” “I guess I need you to explain to me why […]

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The Children-Need-Lots-Of- Attention Myth

One of the more difficult facts for today’s parents, as a rule, to wrap their heads around is the…I’ll say it again, with emphasis…FACT that children do not need (as a general rule) a lot of attention. I was there, working as a journeyman psychologist in a community mental health center, when the children-need-lots-of-attention myth […]

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