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  Mi hija acaba de comenzar la universidad y sus calificaciones son malas
  ¿Deberíamos tratar de avergonzar a nuestro hijo desobediente?
  No puedo hablar con mi mamá porque está distraída con su teléfono
  Mi hija adolescente podría estar usando Snapchat para sextear
  Mi hija dice que ya no cree en Dios
  ¿Realmente necesita un iPhone mi niña de kindergarten?
  Mi hijo está en casa por las vacaciones de la universidad y no quiere ir a misa
  ¿La fiesta de Promoción (Prom) tiene que durar veinticuatro horas?
  Mi hijo ha estado usando medicamentos recetados y analgésicos
  ¿Tienen que ser tan estructuradas las vacaciones de verano?
  Ayuda a tus hijos a ser santos
  I’m terrified my son is considering harming himself
  Mi hija de 14 años de edad está mintiendo
  Mi hija piensa que tengo favoritismo
March 2019   How to help your child forgive
January February 2019   5 tips for helping your child learn to share
November 2018   How Can I Affirm My Shy Daughter?
October 2018   My stepson won’t obey house rules
September 2018   Point your kids toward heaven
July August 2018   How can I keep my child safe without being over-protective?
June 2018   My kids always whine for things at the grocery store
May 2018   The rules at my ex-husband’s house are different from mine
April 2018   How do I make my teenager do chores?
March 2018   How do we make a foster child feel at home?
January/February 2018   How can I stop my daughter from bullying someone online?
December 2017   My kids don’t want to go to their father’s house for Christmas
November 2017   I hear my mother's language when I talk to my kids
October 2017   My daughter is really stressed at her first job
September 2017   My daughter says she no longer believes in God
June 2017   I can't talk to my mom because she's distracted by her phone
May 2017   My son is home from college and won't go to mass
April 2017   Should we try shaming for our disobedient son?
March 2017   My daughter, a practicing Catholic, is dating a Muslim man
January/February 2017   My 4-year-old is biting kids at preschool
December 2016   Our college graduate needs to leave the nest
November 2016   Our son says 'No' to college, he wants to be a construction worker
October 2016   I want my younger son to step out of his brother’s shadow
September 2016   How can I invite my kids back to mass?
July/August 2016   How Much Screen Time is Too Much?
June 2016   Does our daughter really need tutoring for a ‘B’ in math?
May 2016   Is 9 years old too young for summer camp?
April 2016   If we're paying for the wedding, shouldn't we get to plan it?
March 2016   Can we have Easter fun without the Easter Bunny?
January/February 2016   Our new parish isn't diverse at all
December 2015   Does my kindergartner really need an iPhone?
November 2015   My daughter just started college and her grades are bad
October 2015   My daughter thinks I play favorites
September 2015   My 14-year-old is telling lies
July/August 2015   Does summer vacation have to be so structured?
June 2015   My son has been using prescription drugs and painkillers
May 2015   Does prom have to be a 24-hour party?
April 2015   My son’s friend is left home alone constantly
March 2015   My kids’ wardrobes are driving me crazy
January/February 2015   I’m afraid my daughter has an eating disorder
December 2014   My kids’ stepfather yells at them too much
November 2014   Should I let my neighbor’s runaway daughter stay with us?
October 2014   Grandma is a recovering alcoholic and wants to baby-sit
September 2014   Do I have to baby-sit my younger brothers and sisters every weekend?
June 2014   Should I allow my child to go to this sleepover?
May 2014   I want to find the child I gave up for adoption
April 2014   Does my 4-year-old have to give up her security blanket?
March 2014   My husband is setting a bad example. How do I get him to buckle up?
January/February 2014   I don’t want my kids to watch horror movies when visiting my parents!
December 2013   I feel cheap when my sister overspends
November 2013   Do grandparents have visitation rights?
October 2013   Parents and Sports when the cheering goes overboard!
September 2013   Argument or agreement? Teens and household chores
July/August 2013   Is it time for the talk?
June 2013   To be confirmed? Who makes the decision?
May 2013   Who should walk my daughter down the aisle at her wedding?
April 2013   Should we attend a wedding if our children aren't invited?
March 2013   Shouldn’t my kids dress up for Mass?
January/February 2013   My daughter likes the baby sitter more than she likes me!
December 2012   I don’t know how to be a good godparent
November 2012   Do I have to change my cooking to vegetarian because my kids are vegetarian?
October 2012   Helping your first-time voter make wise choices
September 2012   She’s 15, he’s 18 – should they date?
July/August 2012   We have a special needs child and I stay home to take care of him.
June 2012   Should our daughter compete in beauty pageants?
May 2012   I am a widower How do I tell my children I am in a new relationship?
April 2012   I want my children to love their father even if I don’t
March 2012   My mother is interfering with my baby-sitting rules
January/February 2012   What defines immodest clothing for teens?
December 2011   This bullying has to stop. What do we do?
October 2011   The disaster zone my teen calls home
September 2011   Survivor's guilt after a fatal accident
July/August 2011   Am I a bad parent if I don't go to every one of my son's soccer games?
June 2011   Is a gift for good behavior Reward or bribery?
May 2011   I lost a child, and Mothers’ Day is hard. Can’t they avoid talking about it at church?
April 2011   How can I get my parents to discipline my children my way?
March 2011   We are having a baby, but all of our friends’ kids are grown
January/February 2011   How can I find my birth mother without hurting my real mom?
December 2010   TV or not TV? That is the question
November 2010   Sibling jealousy: What is a parent to do?
October 2010   How do I get my toddler to stay in bed?
July/August 2010   Are high-pressure sports good for my child?
June 2010   My grandchildren are annoying!
May 2010   I can’t get my 3-year-old to use the potty
April 2010   My kid is on drugs! What do I do now?
March 2010   I can’t stand my son-in-law – three tips to make it work
January/February 2010   My grandchildren have terrible manners!
December 2009   How do I help my children understand chronic illness and death?
November 2009   We had a baby, but lost our friends! What do we do?
October 2009   How do we set ground rules for our adult son who's moving home?
October 2009   Big changes are coming
July/August 2009   Protecting your child - driver’s tips
June 2009   Too little play? Not enough? How do I make sure my child is getting it right?
May 2009   What is the right age to talk to your children about sex?
April 2009   I hate my son’s lip ring! How can I get him to take it out?
March 2009   “I do it myself!” Can you reason with a pre-schooler?
January/February 2009   Our son is gay - what do we do?
December 2008   “The valley of death"
November 2008   Hey baby, come a little closer
October 2008   Not a child anymore
September 2008   How do I raise my child to be a good Catholic?
July/August 2008   I do it myself!
May 2008   Boomerang baby!
March 2008   Preserve your family history
December 2007   Is Christmas making you crazy?
November 2007   Should I let my teen get a job?
October 2007   “Can you hear me now?”
September 2007   What if you find out your teenager is having sex?
July/August 2007   A role we don’t control
June 2007   Grandparents as Mom and Dad
May 2007   “I don’t want to go to Mass”
April 2007   You decided what?!
March 2007   Parenting our parents
January/February 2007   I say, “Just do it.”
November 2006   Grieving parenthood
October 2006   “I want that!”
September 2006   My child is NOT my best friend
July/August 2006   Why am I sick?
June 2006   Why don’t you trust me?
May 2006   My kids are embarrassed when I show up at school
April 2006   What's a kid to do?
March 2006   3 ways to build a parenting consensus when you disagree
January/February 2006   How can I make my children care?
November 2005   Mom loves me better!
October 2005   Does forgiving mean forgetting?
September 2005   “Because I said so!”
July/August 2005   When a child grieves
June 2005   What to do when your kids say 'no' to Mass
April 2005   My teen is a vegetarian
January/February 2005   Congratulations - it's a baby!
October 2004   Parenting: how to teach your kids about ownership
September 2004   3 ways to beat teen stress how your faith can help
July/August 2004   How can parents deal with sex in the media?
June 2004   How to teach your kids to respect life
May 2004   Do I really have to honor my mother-in-law?
April 2004   Ways to re-establish family time
March 2004   3 ways to help your child pray in a healthy way
January/February 2004   Parenting: Ways to bring your kids back to the Church
November 2003   4 top stressors
September 2003   Depression: how do you know?
July/August 2003   4 ways to deal with someone you just don't like
June 2003   What would you do if you were falsely accused of a crime?
May 2003   What to do when your kids scream 'it's not fair!'
April 2003   3 ways to be humble yet strong with those you love
March 2003   Where does comfort from grief come from?
January/February 2003   6 steps to help your family stop fighting over money
December 2002   3 tips for a spiritual Advent
November 2002   Do you avoid sick or dying people because of how you feel?
October 2002   The reality of 'happily ever after'
July/August 2002   3 ways to encourage family and friends to seek God's will
May/June 2002   3 Ways to see the gifts of those you may have trouble with
April 2002   5 ways to bring the positive impact of Mass back home
March 2002   Ever say 'You're forgiven' without meaning it?
October 2001   There are friends and then there are soul friends
September 2001   Are guys really from Mars and girls from Venus?
July/August 2001   Leftovers Are OK
May/June 2001   5 stages of grief
April 2001   There are moments in our lives we remember forever
March 2001   How deeply rooted are our differences
February 2001   Dwelling on God's holy mountain
January 2001   Will Our Kids Ever Outgrow that
December 2000   3 Ways to Navigate Through Christmas
November 2000   6 fair fighting rules
September 2000   A Mother and Daughter Exchange Do's and Don'ts
July/August 2000   What is in Our Best Self-Interest? The Answer is a Paradox
April 2000   How do you forgive when you can't forget?
February 2000   I love you with all my heart