Happy, Healthy and Holistic

  How these local parents are taking a natural approach to treating their children’s illnesses                        Tammy Fisse had nearly given up on finding a treatment that would help soothe her dau...

Shepherding the Teenage Dream

How to help kids find their purpose and passion                        Thanks to developmental psychologist Erik Erikson, the idea of “identity crisis” created great buzz in the mid to late portion of the las...

Keeping the Peace

How to deal with toddler temper tantrums in public If you’re a parent, you’ve faced the dilemma of dealing with a child’s challenging behavior in public. And chances are there have been times when you wished t...

Caught Being Kind

First and second grade students at St. George's Episcopal School built a "Buddy Bench," a safe space where children can sit if they need help finding a friend at recess.   How local schools teach kindne...

grandkids and their technology

            The Hip Grannie gets real with her grandkids and their technology                                              Until recently, I thought I was computer savvy. After all, I was emailing stories to e...

First Day of School Jitters

  Tips and strategies for easing your child into the school routine             Whether this is your child’s first school experience, or he is gearing up to head back to the classroom, there are some thi...

Guidance, Discipline and the Perils of Punishment 

Giving choices and being respectful will yield better results   What do you think of when you hear the word “discipline?” Something helpful? Instructive? Punitive? Well, punishment doesn’t work. It may establ...

Letting Go Again 

Purging your home of childhood artifacts doesn’t mean erasing the memories  About four years ago I wrote about letting go when it was time for my daughter, Olivia, to move away to college.   Much to my surpri...

We Can All Be Superheroes  

A simple act can make all the difference in someone else’s life  My friend Tania Tetlow recently spoke to her daughter Lucy Stewart’s pre-kindergarten class at the Louise S. McGehee School about being communit...