An NPR article published last month opened with these sobering words: “A coalition of the nation’s leading experts in pediatric health has issued an urgent warning dec…

Mateo Ulibarri, 11, a member of the Pueblo of Pojoaque, was featured on the cover of the November edition of Scholastic Magazine, which is distributed to schools all o…

Living with Children

Dealing with a runner

Question: My almost 4-year-old daughter is generally well-behaved except for screaming and running away from me when we leave a store, the library, etc. before she’s r…

Living with Children

Forget it or force it

Question: I recently changed my almost 4-year-old son’s preschool. My son, once fearless, has become reluctant to simply get out of the car in the morning and go into …

Thanksgiving offers many opportunities to show off an elaborate meal, a fanciful table and our best table manners. This year, many friends and family are gathering for…

Living with Children

Showing 'respect'

“I can only expect my son to respect me as much as I respect him,” said the mother to the “parenting expert.”

Dune is an exceptional film directed by Denis Villeneuve and adapted from the original sci-fi novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. Fans of the 1984 fi…

Living with Children

The cure for a kid who hits

A 4-year-old — I’ll call him “Popeye” — had a habit of hitting other children in his preschool program. His teachers tried various approaches, including rewarding him …

Living with Children

Nitpicking a 9-year-old

Question: A friend recently pointed out that I constantly nitpick my 9-year-old son’s behavior. Her words were, “You’re on his case all the time.” Why do I nitpick and…

I often find myself telling parents they need to stop doing something that is counterproductive and, in most cases, contributing significantly to whatever parenting pr…

DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: Family Tree is an amazing and hilarious show. With all the characters from the newest movie, this show is sure to get you laughing.

Whole Hearted Parenting

A time for resilience

As we continue to grapple with the changes, challenges, mutations and morphing of the coronavirus pandemic, we are experiencing an unparalleled call for greater resilience.

Living with Children

Fixing our parent-view

Most of the problems today’s parents are experiencing in the course of raising children are due to a faulty “parent-view.”

Question: My two young teens are constantly begging me to buy them clothes. It’s become highly annoying. After reading your book on teenagers, I’ve decided to stop buy…

Whole Hearted Parenting

Setting boundaries

Setting boundaries comes up frequently in parenting as well as in relationships beyond those we have with our children.

It’s all over the web, that “grit” thing. Seems like every day, I get some promo for a webinar on how to get more grit, project more grit or get in touch with your inn…

Twenty veterans from the Santa Fe Veterans Center received donated dental care from Santa Fe Modern Dentistry and Santa Fe Dentist Office on Aug. 21, the 11th annivers…

Re-Entry: A Parenting Conference for Navigating the Post-Pandemic New Normal aired Aug. 7. This joint venture with The Peaceful Project, Whole Hearted Parenting and Th…

A stalwart friend recently called my attention to an online article titled “Two things to say to a child returning to in-person school (And two you should avoid).”

The concept of home during the past year and a half has been gutted, if you will, because of the pandemic. Our dwellings have been reworked into refuge, boardroom and …

Question: Our 19-month-old is a very active little boy who flips out when things do not go his way. When he has a tantrum, we walk away or simply ignore him.

On this final day of Olympic competition and the closing ceremonies, my family is experiencing utter fatigue and impending withdrawal. We have spectator overload.

It seems to be generally true that as one gets older, the habit of reminiscing develops. Looking back seems to be a function of getting closer to the final curtain.

Living with Children

How to tame son's tantrums

Question: Our 4-year-old, an only child, is giving us fits. As a toddler, he began ignoring us. That evolved into downright refusing to do what we ask, as in, “I’m not…

Research finds that so-called sippy cups — spill-free cups used by most American preschoolers — are linked to speech problems as well as early dental issues.

Whole Hearted Parenting

Grief and resilience

A part of the transition as we reenter the post-pandemic world is processing what we have been through.

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