My 10-year old boy recently told me that he likes the Cinderella fairy tale. Some fairy tales including this one, have several layers of meaning and sometimes they guide people's life decisions. Let'...
9 year old son brought a toy gun to school – how can we get him to understand this isn't just about bringing a toy to school?
My well behaved, bright, popular, naive 9 year old son brought a plastic toy revolver (the kind with the bright orange barrel to indicate that it's a toy) to school yesterday. He snuck it into his ...
When did you consider your child(ren) old/mature enough for using public transit? How did you go about making the decision about permitting this type of freedom?
I know that every child is different and each advance at their own age. So the question is not "How old" but what should I be looking for in behaviour, maturity, coordination, and physical control to ...
My kids (7&9) are starting to ask for their own cellphone. Right now, they don't need one. When is a good time for a first phone?