Wednesday, August 3, 2011
How should parents respond when their child don't want to follow in their footsteps?
Let's face it, St. Louis parents: You've heard people say your kids physically resemble you or your spouse. But how many of us can say our kids' hobbies and other interests always align with our own? Few of us, probably. Consider this scenario: Johnny is going into the fifth grade. His mom plays piano, and his grandfather was an accomplished pianist. But Johnny doesn't want any part of it. He balks at a trial lesson because he'd rather go out and play ball all day. So onto this week's question: Should parents who find themselves in situations like this one push on, or simply let go of the issue?
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Martha Baur is also a mom, landscape artist, business owner and blogger.
Martha Baur hopes there’s a constant buzz in Ladue and Frontenac. That’s because both she and her husband Carson, a native St. Louisian, co-own a Mosquito Squad franchise for the central portion of the city. Mosquito Squad, based in Richmond, VA has franchises across the US, providing spraying protection against pesky outdoor insects. The St. Louis metro area has three local franchises. Mosquito Squad has established franchises for St. Charles County, West County and Central St. Louis County. The Baurs own the latter. Their territory runs mostly from inside Highway Interstate 270 to Ladue and Frontenac, including all of St. Louis city; all the way south to Sunset Hills and Oakville and to the river's edge in southern Illinois. Martha is a …
And how should teens respond when they know their friends keep drugs?
This week, we're asking St. Louis parents to tackle the issue of drug use. Suppose your 16-year-old comes to you wanting to talk. He expresses concern because he knows that a neighborhood friend has a stash of drugs in his room. He is conflicted. He doesn't approve of drugs, but he doesn't want to become an outsider at school, where a growing number of students are using drugs. So onto this week's question: What should you tell the friend's parents? And how would you advise your child to respond to the situation?
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Which family meals are best created on the fly?
It's probably not a stretch to say that many St. Louis moms have limited time to prepare family meals. And the time needed to put together those sumptuous offerings is in great demand, too. That's why this week, we're asking members of our Moms Council to weigh in on the subject of food preparation. We're hopeful that you and other parents will get in on the discussion, too, by sharing your own suggestions for developing meals that are affordable, healthy and, of course, fast. Please feel free to share tips and links to recipes, and post your from-scratch tutorials, too. So onto this week's question: What is your go-to meal?