Children and Sports

Dear Dr. Meg, Can you write on children and sports?  My daughter is in first grade, is very tall and is very athletic.  Everyone around us is always asking if she is going to play volleyball or basketball.  So she has been asking when she gets to start.  We have been...

Do You Know Your Life’s Deeper Purpose?

Each of us mothers is created to fill a calling. First and foremost, we were born to be really good moms. We weren’t born to be mothers who are thin, rich, smart, who drive a lot, buy our kids great clothes, or get them into good colleges. We were born to leave a mark...
Parenting From Fear Makes You Crazy

Parenting From Fear Makes You Crazy

If you’re just now joining us this week, find Part 1 of “Get Off the Crazy Train” here. Today’s post is Part 2 of “Get Off the Crazy Train.” Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. To honor and celebrate you, Mom, this week I’m...

A Foolproof Way to Give Your Child a Strong Self Image

Earlier this week, I wrote about news anchor Jennifer Livingston, who stood up to a viewer’s remarks about her weight. In that video, she says she has three young girls. I say those girls are especially blessed to have Jennifer as a mom. You can bet that they will...

Giving Our Kids What Really Matters

Parenting critics love to hammer mothers (and fathers) about why we give our kids so much. Boys have too any video games and electronic gadgets and girls have far too many clothes. Modern-day teens and college students travel the globe the way we used to travel to...