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TV Guidelines for Young Children

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Dear Parent Coach, My three young children are constantly asking to see TV programs I don't approve of but their friends watch, or to rent videos I'm not sure about.  The monitoring requirements of today's parent seem constant.  Can you offer guidelines? Signed, "Parent Censor" » Read more

Music Lessons For Children

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Dear Parent Coach,      We have a very musical kindergarten daughter who is chomping at the bit to start piano lessons.  We do not have a piano, so this would be a big investment.  We are unsure if this is too early, or if she would actually stick with it.  What do you say? » Read more

Ask The Parent Coach: How Can I Get My Toddler To Keep Her Diaper On?

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

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Ask The Parent Coach: Clean Room Not A Teen Priority

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

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Ask The Parent Coach: Does my Tween Need a Cell Phone?

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Dear Parent Coach, My 5th grade son is begging for his own cell phone. He says most of his friends already have them. I don't really understand why he needs one, but maybe I'm behind the times.  What is your opinion? Signed, "Calling For Help" Dear "Calling For Help", » Read more

Ask The Parent Coach: Pre-Adolescent Daughter's Angst

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Dear Parent Coach, I have a 13 year old daughter and we have 50/50 with her father who is no support for me.  She's angry and her father fuels it.  How can I deal with this?  Any support classes?  I need help! Signed, Carolina   Dear Carolina,  » Read more

Ask The Parent Coach: The Death of a Child's Pet

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

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