Jolene Roehlkepartain

Separation Anxiety: How Are You and Your Child Coping?

I remember very well when both of my kids entered the separation anxiety stage. One clung to me like a life raft. The other screamed any time I got near.

10 Tips for Surviving Cold and Flu Season

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

It’s that time of year. It’s cold and flu season.

With Parenting, There’s Always Something!

What has surprised you lately about parenting?
The other evening, my son said, “I need a cape for social studies tomorrow!”

Why All Parents Need Mentors

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Every parent needs mentors. Each one of us needs wise, helpful parents as we journey through parenthood. We’ll be more successful if we have other parents who mentor and support us.

How I Discovered Mentoring
Will You Ring in—or Drink in—the New Year?
5 Essential Skills for Resilient Kids

As much as we try to protect our kids from the harsh realities of life, hard stuff happens anyway. Do you know what it takes to be resilient?

Sharing the Joy of Reading

Reading aloud together is a great way to spend time with your kids. Study after study reveals that the more kids read for pleasure, the more likely they are to spend more time doing homework, reading at higher reading levels, and getting higher grades.

Admirable Role Models, Admirable Kids

When you see your kids being creative, courageous, or kind, which role models do you think of? Which character traits matter to you?

Blending Two Families into One

It’s a common theme in blended families—the two adults are thrilled to be together, but the kids often have a different reaction. Blending two families into one can be tricky—and sometimes daunting.

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