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Parenting Advice

Parenting advice by Peggy “Grandma Maggie” Moss

Sleeping child in bed

When should my child sleep alone?

Dear Grandma Maggie,

At what age should a child stop sleeping with their parents? My son wants to sleep in our bed, and he’s turning two next week. Is this appropriate? Or should we start him getting used to his own bed? Read More

Why won’t my child potty train?

Dear Grandma:

My daughter is almost 4 and she was really good at going to the toilet. However, in the last month or so, she has started having accidents. This is only when she is at home with me. I am due with a new baby in 2 months and I really want to get this sorted out asap. Read More

My daughter needs to discipline her son!

Dear Grandma,

My daughter lives in New Zealand and her son is 22 months old. She told me this weekend that he has turned into a monster overnight. He throws tantrums constantly but she says he is very aggressive and hits out at her or her husband and virtually throws himself out of their arms. Read More

My son does not feel loved.

Dear Grandma,

My 13 years old came back from school telling me that more than half of the class did not love him. He tells me that everywhere he goes this happens to him. He was so upset about that. I am worried and I don’t know how to help him. Read More

My step daughters keep lying!

Aloha,

I’m engaged to a wonderful man. He’s always helpful and respectful. He has 3 little girls ages from 6 years to 10 years old. He finely got custodial custody of his girls. The girls have been in CPS previously. Now these girls are living with us. Read More

My daughter’s ex won’t pay for a thing!

Dear Grandma Maggie,

My daughter has a 6 year old disabled son. She is not married. She finished college and is now in law school. She went thru hell to get where she is. I quit work to help her even moved near to law school with my husband. Read More

My husband is not happy I’m pregnant.

Hi Grandma Maggie,

I’d like to get an unbiased opinion. My husband of 3 years and I have a blended family. I am 39 and he is 38. From a previous marriage, I have an 11 yr old girl and 8 yr old boy and my husband has a 16 yr old girl and 15 yr old boy. Read More

How do I deal with my girlfriend’s ex?

Ma’am:

I’m a 23-year-old man and I live with my twin sister and her husband in the house in which she and I grew up. I was thrilled months ago when I discovered that they were expecting triplets! My trouble lies with my fiancé or, rather, her 4 y/o son, Milo, who lives with her most of the time. Read More