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The whole purpose of The Mother Company is to help parents with their most pressing parenting challenges.  We want to make sure your questions are answered, so join our “Motherboard”: just write your biggest issue in the comments below and we’ll get on it!

Here are some Motherboard questions we’ve tackled:

Lori Cunningham of The Well Connected Mom wants to know how she can help her daughter feel grateful.  Parenting expert Annie Zirkel offers advice on instilling a sense of gratitude in young children in Pass the Gratitude, Please.


















Jen Rabulan-Bertram of NextKidThing is looking for helpful hints to guide her children through separation anxiety and meltdowns.  Here’s some tips from our team of experts:

Time Away From the Kids?
Heartache and the First Day of School 
When Your Child is Having a Meltdown

Stephanie Schwab of Digital Family Summit is looking for help parenting an only child.  Check out the two part series on Raising an Only Child with tips from Susan Newman, PhD and mom, Heidi Lindelof.

Thien-Kim Lam of I’m Not the Nanny wants to know how to speak with her children about upsetting issues.  Pattie Fitzgerald has tips for explaining violence and tragedy in our article Talking About Tough News.

Mitch Chaitin of Gay NYC Dad wants to know how to deal with back talk from children.  Read Jennifer Waldburger’s tips to tackle the “Three T’s” : Tantrums, Testing, & Talking Back.

Stay tuned for more…

Want to join our Motherboard?  Comment below with your most pressing parenting problems and we’ll bring in our amazing team of parenting experts to help out!

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Comments (9)

  1. Delphine

    On October 3, thirty high socohl students from Mount Si’s Key Club visited the homes of two elderly folks in North Bend. Armed with gloves, garden tools, and determination ..they set out to offer assistance to these homeowners where the labor had simply become too big an obstacle. The students split and stacked firewood, trimmed overgrown bushes and hedges, brought garden beds back to objects of beauty, raked leaves, and filled an enormous trailer with discarded and rotting lumber that was taken to the dump. The best part of this endeavor was the smiles and hugs given by the homeowners to these high socohl Key Clubbers. That so many showed up at their homes to Pay it Forward was overwhelming and one of the most heart-warming experiences I have seen. Way to go Mount Si Key Club!

  2. Ronda

    What do you do when your 9 year olds best friend has a tween brother who is teaching them them inappropriate (racial and sexual included) language?

  3. Meg

    how to be a parenting team. my husband refuses to see the value to us as parents and as a family in using positive parenting techniques/style. He keeps going back to “it worked for me–I went to Harvard.” But it doesn’t work for our kids, and it doesn’t work for me. Our oldest really believes that her dad doesn’t like or love her, and she is always acting out. Don’t know what to do.

  4. Dionne

    HELP! Our 22 month old daughter has been waking up in the middle of the night with Night Terrors / Nightmares? Is it a phase, what do we do, is there something she’s needing / missing?? It’s hard to stay calm when sleep deprivation tugs at overtired parents!

  5. Colleen

    Oh my yes… I agree with Mitch…I want to know about the back talk!

    And sibling fighting? How do you deal when you know that sometimes the older child is the cause of the younger one constantly SCREAMING these blood curdling screams??? Best ways to stop the taunting… and stop the screaming?

  6. Sarah Moukhliss

    Two Things: Working on homework without the nagging factor…

    and Balancing social obligations with downtime. I love that my 7 year old daughter has lots of friends, but the birthday party schedule for this next month is a little out of control.

  7. Stephanie Schwab @digifam

    Thanks for posting this – I absolutely loved this event and your photo/question idea was brilliant. I can’t remember – was there another places where we could get these photos that Catalina took (I think you took some without the thought bubbles)? The background was amazing and they came out so beautifully. Thanks!

  8. morninglightmama

    Oh, the joys of sibling relationships, especially when there are age gaps. Our oldest son is 12, and the constant bickering between him and his 6 year old sister and almost-5 year old brother is driving us all mad! (Or maybe the question should be more about how to deal with adolescents!!)

  9. Tammy

    Motivation. How do you teach your child motivation?