Parenting & Childcare Advice
Peggy Moss (1933-2014), also known as Grandma Maggie, penned a parenting column on this site for many years. Back by popular demand, we are republishing the column, sharing with you the best of Grandma Maggie’s parenting and childcare advice.
Unfortunately Grandma Maggie is no longer able to take questions.
Morning Grandma Maggie,
My name is Dana and I’m 24. I have a son who will be 5 in August and a child due in February. My son Elijah is so smart for his age but he has problems going to the bathroom in public. [Read more...]
Dear Grandma Maggie,
I have a dilemma with my step daughter. She is four now and her father and I have been together for a year. We’ve always been very consistent with her as far as time outs go but lately when she’s put on time out she screams at the top of her lungs well beyond the four minutes. [Read more...]
My ex-wife left me for my army friend and got pregnant by him while we were separated. We went to court and I had visitation rights at reasonable places and time. Well, she took my daughters to Germany. 20 years later I found out she was back in the states. [Read more...]
Dear Grandma Maggie,
My husband and I are expecting our first baby and moved 30 minutes away from our hometown to be closer to work. We figured this would give us extra time in the morning and after work to have at home with the baby, in hopes of getting a nice routine worked out. [Read more...]
I know your questions are for parents and parents-to-be, but I work with infants at a child care place. What is a good way for “weaning” an infant from wanting to be held all the time?
I have a 10-month-old who has not been in daycare before and his mom admits to him being held most of his life. [Read more...]
My 11-year-old step-daughter has been very very rude to me. She seems to think that I tore her apart from her mother and sister when I came into the picture. I do not wish for her to think that and I would ever want to ruin her special bond with her mother. [Read more...]