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The following reprints are available for purchase. Please contact me at for information. The full text for many of these articles can be seen here.

A Parent's Guide to Sleepovers - 831 Words

Sleepovers can be a subject of great anxiety to even seasoned parents. In my article I answer common questions and include the advice of a clinical psychologist. 

Fibbing and Fabrication: Guiding Your Child Toward Honesty - 840 Words

Parents rightfully get upset when their children lie. But all children go through a learning process when it comes to lying. My article, included below as text and available for purchase, helps parents gently guide their child through their development, giving practical tips on addressing lying and promoting honesty.

Seven Steps to More Helpful Children – 847 Words

Getting children to help with household tasks can be more exhausting than the task itself! I have used my 21 years as a parent and more than a decade as a teacher to discover ways to remedy this situation. My article titled “Seven Steps to More Helpful Children” assists parents in finding the more helpful side of their own children.

Stir It Up! Eight Benefits to Cooking with Children - 609 Words

For already hassled parents, letting children help out in the kitchen may seem like more trouble than it's worth. However, parents may be more willing to cook with their children if they understand the many benefits. I would be happy to research a sidebar for cooking classes in the area. 

To Bring or Not to Bring: The Etiquette of Siblings and Birthday Parties – 734 Words

Birthday parties are a time of fun and celebration. Still awkward situations can come up and frequently do! Parents may wonder whether or no it's okay to bring a sibling to a party. My article To Ask or Not to Ask: Bringing Siblings to Birthday Parties can help them figure out if they are imposing on the host or hostess. I would be happy to research a sidebar with fun birthday party ideas.

Multivitamin Madness – 965 Words

Controversy on Facebook shows that when it comes to vitamins and supplements, parents are as confused as ever about whether or not they are necessary and if so which ones. When Bunmi Latidan cried out in frustration about children’s vitamins and supplements, parents identified with her plight in such numbers that 77,000 of them shared her post. In order to help shed some light on this dilemma, I interviewed Patty Martin Stewart, a dietician who also holds a Master’s in Public Health.

Seven Ways Sleep Away Camp is Great for Kids - 647 Words

Parents sometimes feel guilty for “sending their children away” to summer camp. Little do they know how much their children benefit! My article helps alleviate guilt by providing seven ways that sleep away camp is great for children. I believe reading this article would be comforting not only to parents sending their children to camp for the first time, but also to the parents of seasoned campers. I would be happy to research a sidebar with camps within driving distance.

Set Your Child on the Path to Success by Reading Aloud – 676 Words

A recent study has come out finding that reading aloud to children is even more helpful than we previously thought. My article lists many of the benefits to cozying up with a good book and presents the latest encouraging evidence!

Taming the Stuff Monster (In the Teen Years) – 594 Words

This article offers tips both humorous and practical for dealing with children’s possessions during their teenage years and after they have left home. It is helpful to readers as their own children become teenagers particularly after they have headed off to college.

Picture This! Using Picture Books to Introduce Baby – 824 Words

Parents are often at a loss when it comes to helping their child adjust to a new baby and may not realize what a valuable resource is right at their fingertips. My article helps parents understand how they can use picture books to help their children deal with the strong emotions children have when becoming a big brother or sister. It goes on to give suggestions for nine picture books they can use to help their children.

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