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Worrying Child

It’s time for a listener question. “My 4-year-old son is very sensitive and worries quite a bit.  Do you have any suggestions for helping him overcome this?” One thing Mom can do is to create a prayer box.  Have him help you decorate a small box with stickers or pictures he’s colored. Explain that if something is worrying him he can tell you and you’ll write down his concern. Then … Continue reading

The Peril of the Picky Eater   Getting children to eat healthy foods can be a battle. Some parents, tired of this struggle, have resorted to hiring “picky-eater coaches.” In case that’s not in your budget, “Parenting Coaches” John & Kendra Smiley can help you win the food war. Are you surprised to discover the existence of Picky eater coaches?  What’s the old saying?  “Find a need and fill it.”  … Continue reading

Alpha Moms/Beta Moms   The title “Alpha Moms” came into being several years ago.  It has been followed by a new classification, “Beta Moms.” Let’s take a look at these 2 styles of parenting. Let’s start with a general definition of both. The title Alpha Mom seems to be a simple modernization of the term Helicopter Mom. It comes from the idea of an Alpha Male or Alpha Female – … Continue reading

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