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Sunday, October 24, 2021
How Do I Get Through to My Withdrawn Teenager?

How Do I Get Through to My Withdrawn Teenager?

Parental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.Teenagers have a reputation as being a little moody or withdrawn, particularly with their parents. The teenage years should have their fair share of eye-rolling and door-slamming at one’s clueless,…
How Do I Get My Kid to Stay Seated During Mealtimes?

How Do I Get My Kid to Stay Seated During Mealtimes?

Parental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.Every parent has their particular point of contention: a thing that should be simple—and is simple for other parents—yet it never comes easily for them. A kid that’s never tired…
How Can I Stop Co-Sleeping with My Older Child?

How Can I Stop Co-Sleeping with My Older Child?

Parental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.Sleep problems are pretty much a given at some point in parenthood—yours, theirs or, most often, both of yours. Guess what’s not helping? This pandemic, thankyouverymuch. Kids are more cooped…
Should I Intervene in My Adult Son’s Relationship?

Should I Intervene in My Adult Son’s Relationship?

Parental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.Just because our kids grow up doesn’t mean we stop being their parent. We still want to protect and guide them and watch them make all the best decisions for…
6 Pieces Of Advice From A Veteran Contact Tracer And A Newbie

6 Pieces Of Advice From A Veteran Contact Tracer And A...

Left: Jana De Brauwere, a contact tracer in California. Right: Rachel Saykpah, a nurse in Liberia who has overseen contact tracers in Africa since 2014. Jana De Brauwere; Rachel Saykpah hide caption toggle caption Jana De Brauwere; Rachel Saykpah Left: Jana De Brauwere, a contact tracer in California. Right: Rachel Saykpah, a nurse in Liberia…
How Can I Plan Better Playdates for My Child with Autism?

How Can I Plan Better Playdates for My Child with Autism?

Photo: ShutterstockParental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.Playdates are a great way for little kids to practice social interactions and develop cognitive and language skills, as well as practice self-regulation—especially if they don’t have regular exposure…
How Can I Support My Adult Child Who Has a Mental Health Disorder?

How Can I Support My Adult Child Who Has a Mental...

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Photo: ShutterstockParental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.Mental health continues to be one of the most-requested topics readers ask me to cover both in the Parental Advisory advice column and in other more general posts. So…
How Can I Best Parent a Child Who Is at Risk for a Mental Health Disorder?

How Can I Best Parent a Child Who Is at Risk...

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Photo: ShutterstockParental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.One of the topics readers most often ask me to write about is anxiety and mental health—both our own and that of our kids. This week’s Parental Advisory question…
Yes, You Should Accommodate Your Friends’ Picky-Eating Kids

Yes, You Should Accommodate Your Friends’ Picky-Eating Kids

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Right before Thanksgiving, I told you all that you should let your kids eat nothing but rolls at the big meal, if all they desired were rolls. That stance, which I shall not budge on, is rooted in a basic two-part parenting principle that everyone should adopt: 1. Don’t pick your food battles in other…
How Do You Navigate Play Dates When You’re a ‘Device-Free’ Family?

How Do You Navigate Play Dates When You’re a ‘Device-Free’ Family?

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Photo: ShutterstockParental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.As screen-free as you and your little kids may be (or you may want them to be), there comes a point when even the devices of others become unavoidable.…

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