Why “Great Job!” Isn’t What Kids Need to Hear!

My daughter took dance lessons for the first time last year. At three years old, Delaney adjusted well to the routine of class, her...

When It’s Drive Time for Teens

My introduction into the world of teaching teens to drive was purely fateful. I first attended a driver improvement class with my then-17-year-old son....

Interested in Raising Readers? Take Some Tips from DadurdayRVA

  My girls are four and two, and we have been reading since day one. When they were born, I pledged to read them a...

Do the Library Like a Pro!

Have you ever wondered how to ensure your children understand the importance of lifelong learning? I started by showing my daughters, ages four and...

It’s Summertime in RVA!

June greetings, readers! Whether you love it or hate it, summer arrives this month, in all its steamy glory. Our May reader poll showed...

Ask the Parenting Expert

My kids are eleven and thirteen, and they get along pretty well. I think they can stay home alone this summer while I work,...

7 Tips for Summer Co-Parenting

As June days peel off, we all look forward to summertime when life can be more relaxing and enjoyable. For parents who are separated...

How to Stress Less as a Family

Have you ever seen that parenting meme with Gandalf from Lord of the Rings staring stoically and bravely off into the distance? Beneath him...

Let’s Talk About Dads

Do you remember the Huggies Dad Test commercial? People complained, and it was yanked after a few weeks because it portrayed fathers as unable...

To Beach or Not to Beach

My family is going to the beach this summer. I’m writing it here so it absolutely, definitely happens … maybe. Sharing it here increases the...

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