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Teen Wants to be Vegetarian—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, My thirteen-year-old daughter has announced she’s a vegetarian. That would be fine with me, except she is adding the careful reading of...

Skin Color Awareness

Dear Dr. Debbie, Our four-year-old is starting to talk about skin color differences. We have varying shades in our...

Choose Words Of Patience And Strength

Dear Dr. Debbie, “It’s too much to deal with” is my four-year-old’s new expression. When the seven-year-old encounters connectivity glitches during online schooling she says,...

Unschooling is an Option for Home Schooling

Dear Dr. Debbie,I have a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old. We started homeschooling for Kindergarten and Preschool last week and I feel utterly...

What Children Need Going Forward—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, I realize there are no perfect solutions for this school year even with the welcome flexibility...

(Sometimes) Unhappy Children—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie,Is there a secret to happiness? Sometimes one or more of my children, ages 8, 10, and 13, will quickly recover from...

Cheating Students—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, My daughter is about to start fifth grade. We were talking about how things will be different from being in the classroom, but...

Holding Onto Friendships—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, We moved over the summer and due to COVID-19 my school-aged children are finding it tough to make new friends. How much should I...

Chances at Play—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie,My Facebook feed has parents (and non-parents) arguing the merits of students and teachers being in classrooms together. My...

One More Month, Then What?—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie, This corona coaster is making my head spin. We’ve heard that Anne Arundel County Public Schools will be online, which is...

Supporting Gender Neutrality—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie,Our second child has expressed a preference to be referred to as “them” lately, giving themselves a new first name. Naturally this...

Late Night Family Fun—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie,As the pandemic wears on, time has lost its meaning. Bedtimes at our house have gotten later and later. ...

Pandemic Peer Group—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie,I’d like to say, “This has gone on long enough,” but I realize that the pandemic is far from over. ...

A Hazy Picture for Fall and Beyond—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie,So many uncertainties are looming. Working from home has had its challenges, on top of e-learning for my children, so at least...

Pandemic Plans for the Fourth of July—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie,Like everything else during this pandemic, our family has resigned ourselves to altered plans for the Fourth of July. ...

Dismantling Racism through Knowledge—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie,We are a white family desiring to combat racism. We plan to use the summer to fill in gaps in our knowledge...

Summer of COVID-19—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie,To say these past three months have been challenging is an understatement. The outburst of grief and anger, and...

Racism and Power—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie,I’m glad the ugly racism in our country is being exposed. Other than the obvious, “Treat people with respect,”...

To Child Care or Not to Child Care—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie,My company is asking for us to consider coming back to the office. While I am much more productive there than I...

No End in Sight for Pandemic Protocols—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie,My children are asking me whether we can meet up with friends at a park to “stay apart enough” to make it...
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