Q&A: Drowning in extra-curricular school activities

We’re only two months into the school year and already we’re drowning in extra-curricular activities. How much is too much? Can you suggest any practical guidelines?

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Q&A: Letting my child experience natural consequences

Question: My 13-year-old son has a real penchant for irresponsible and selfish behaviour. I took off early from work the other day so he could audition for a local community…

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Q&A: Having a conversation with my spouse

Question: How can we get a break from the children once in a while? Ever since they came along we can’t even find two minutes to sit down and have…

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Q&A: Making family meals a priority

Question: How can we make family meals a priority when we’re so busy? Crazy schedules are the norm in our household. I don’t get home from work until 6:00 p.m.…

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Q&A: Living together before marriage

Question: Is living together before marriage a good test of marital compatibility? My boyfriend and I both come from broken homes, and want to make sure we don’t end up…

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