Picky Eaters: Pick A Little, Talk A Lot, Pick A Little

Picky eaters

By Ann Brown/ Parenting consultant Picky eaters. I was reluctant to write on this subject, as I have no experiential reference for it.  I don’t think I have even ever said those two words together. I come from a “happy to eat it” people; maybe it was those forty years wandering the desert that took […]

Parenting Coach Q & A: “You’re Not My Real Family”

angry child

By: Rebecah Freeling/ Parenting Coach and Behavior Specialist Question: Dear Rebecah- My parents are acting as the surrogate grandparents of a very “spirited,” strong-willed, 6-year-old boy. The boy doesn’t get a lot of structure at home and he’s easily frustrated, and he’s been acting up more and more lately – not just yelling, but also […]

The Minimum Requirement for An “A” In Parenting


By Ann Brown There really are no new topics in parenting. It’s the old same themes, just with new details. Or maybe that’s what I tell myself when I’m on a deadline for a parenting article and I have a headache from last night’s extensive “research” for pairing the best wine with each of the […]

Tips on Parenting: What Would Michelle Duggar Do?

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By Ann Brown Discussions have been lively in parenting classes this month. We’ve been talking about practicing good behavior with our kids. Well, it’s not exactly accurate to say, “we’ve been talking…” Admittedly, I’ve been doing most of the talking, and the parents have been doing most of the listening. I think they were listening, […]

Parenting Consultant: Read My Lips


By Ann Brown On the agenda at this week’s faculty meeting was the book, How Children Succeed. The director had given us each a copy of the book at the back-to-school faculty retreat and we all agreed to read it and discuss it together. Because we are an erudite, intellectually curious, book-discussing kind of faculty. […]