Posts Tagged: kids

Dear Barb-Broken Hearts, Online

Dear Barb: I have a six-year-old daughter who was recently diagnosed with a heart condition.  She was apparently born with it, but it wasn’t apparent.  Now she needs to take medication for it.  My husband and I have not told my daughter about her condition.  My husband says our daughter doesn’t need to know.  He… Read more »

Dear Barb—Teen Angst

Dear Barb: I am the mother of a thirteen-year-old daughter and an eight-year-old boy.  I am about halfway through my degree at AU and I work part time, so I am very busy trying to take care of everything.  My husband is great; he helps out with the kids and does most of the cooking. … Read more »

Dear Barb – To Serve or Protect

Dear Barb: My sister and I each have two children.  Mine are 10 and 12 and hers are 16 and 18.  We have always had different ways of raising them: I am a very protective parent, while my sister is more relaxed.  We’ve had an ongoing debate about whether a parent should shield their children… Read more »

Dear Barb – Thanksgiving Unwelcome

Dear Barb: Well, another Thanksgiving has been ruined because of my sister! She’s divorced and has two kids.  But the last three Thanksgivings she has brought a different guy and his kids to our family dinner.  She hardly knows these guys, so everyone feels uncomfortable.  The guy she brought this year had three kids. Two… Read more »