Parenting Sucks: Surviving Holiday Travel

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BY JOANNE KIMES Dear Joanne, Now that Halloween is over, I’m already dreading the holidays. Each year we visit my family during Thanksgiving, and my husband’s family for Christmas. With two kids under the age of 5, the stress of traveling takes … [Read more...]

Parenting Sucks: Discipline Advice

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BY JOANNE KIMES Dear Joanne, My five year-old son won’t listen to me. If he misbehaves, I threaten to punish him, but he won’t stop and keeps doing it anyway. No matter how many times I warn him, he doesn’t seem to care and does whatever he … [Read more...]

Parenting Sucks!: Getting a head start on chores

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BY JOANNE KIMES Dear Joanne, I struggle everyday to get my kids to do their chores. Any suggestions? Lyndsay Dear Lyndsay, Getting kids to do their chores is like getting medicine out its childproof container: totally infuriating!  But there … [Read more...]

Parenting Sucks!: Picky Eaters

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BY JOANNE KIMES Dear Joanne, My five year old is so picky about eating. I thought he'd grow out of it by now, but he hasn't. Any ideas? Cheryl Dear Cheryl, Yes I do! I too have a picky eater and I know first hand how frustrating it is to get a … [Read more...]