When another adult approaches your kid and offers something without your prior approval (even if right in front of you), this shows the kiddo that the other adult has a direct relationship with him or her, and it’s okay to consent without mommy. Set the boundary early that your kids aren’t allowed to take things […]
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I started ripping the room apart, layer by layer. I couldn’t find anything. After checking the corners, the mattress, the box springs, and the bedding, I thought we might be in the clear. But then I saw it: one flat brown bug, the same size as the nailhead trim on our headboard, staring back at […]
Having CPS show up on your doorstep is a fear for many. As a former CPS worker investigating allegations of abuse and neglect in two states, I can understand the anxiety that comes from having CPS arrive in your life. No matter if CPS is at your door because of an unfounded claim or real honest-to-goodness […]
As parents, you want to do everything you can to protect your children from harm. Well, here’s your chance. And it’s SIMPLE. When your child is in or around water, do not take your eyes off them. Get in the water with them and always be within arm’s reach. Drownings can happen to even the […]
A Fort Worth psychologist discusses how to talk to kids about school lockdown and school safety.
We live in Texas, which means heat and thunderstorms, right? Well, thanks to rolling blackouts caused by high temperatures and the lightning that usually come with storms, that means we are prime targets for the occasional power outage. Last summer, we had two outages in our neighborhood (one lasting 12 hours . . . yep, 12 hours without AC in August!). […]
Studies suggest that nearly 1 in 5 women will suffer from a postpartum mood disorder. If you or someone you know is suffering silently after the birth of a child, here are some ways to start the healing process.