Ask BBB – Columns from the Palisadian-Post
The award winning local newspaper, The Palisadian-Post, runs the monthly (sometimes bi-monthly) parenting column ASK BBB. In her column Betsy answers questions sent in by readers.
February 2, 2017
Should a family rush to buy a new pet after their dog has died?
January 5, 2017
Should a 13 year old be given a Fit Bit for her birthday?
November 3, 2016
The daughter of two musical parents is disturbed by music
October 6, 2016:
What to do when your child won’t go out of the house
September 1, 2016:
How to help your child digest the bile she hears about the election
August 4, 2016:
How to start off the new school year smoothly
July 25, 2016:
When your child goes off to college
June 24, 2016:
When to have THE talk about boundaries with boys
June 9, 2016:
What is the right age for social media?
February 11, 2016:
All the fears that come with having a new baby
January 28, 2016:
Finding activities for two very different kids
January 14, 2016:
My 10 year old listens to music that is racy and suggestive
November 26, 2015
My 9 and 11 year old kids are constantly bickering. Help!
What’s going on with a 10 year old who has stomach aches before school?
October 22, 2015:
My 4 year old has turned into a monster!
October 8, 2015:
I caught my 14 year old drinking. How do I handle it?
September 16, 2015:
My toddler hates wearing clothes!
August 27, 2015:
My teen just wants to sleep all the time
August 13, 2015:
My kindergartner is swearing and cursing.
June 25, 2105:
When parents disagree about having another child
June 11, 2015:
Is 14 too young to start dating?
April 9, 2015:
How to explain Foster Parents to your child
March 26, 2015:
Am I overbooking my child?
High School freshman son doesn’t want to go to school
Explaining the Homeless to your child
January 8, 2015:
How do I prepare a child for the birth of a sibling?
December 15, 2014:
How do I handle it when my kids compare the holiday gifts they receive?
December 11, 2014:
I’m worried that my child loves our nanny more than he loves me.
November 27, 2014:
What is a reasonable curfew for a teenager?
November 13, 2o14:
Should we give our kids an allowance and how do I do it?
October 23, 2014:
How should I handle a teacher who picks on my 9 year old son?
August 13, 2014:
How can I prepare my child for the the start of first grade?
June 30, 2014:
What should I do about my 7 year old impossibly picky eater?
June 12, 2014:
How do I avoid raising a spoiled, self entitled child?
May 8, 2014:
I feel like my toddler doesn’t like me.
April 24, 2014:
Kids who lose possessions and teaching the value of things.
The first column presented Betsy’s 2014: New Year’s Resolutions: Power Up Your Parenting