Ask BBB – Columns from the Palisadian-Post
The award winning local newspaper, The Palisadian-Post, runs the monthly parenting column ASK BBB. In her column Betsy answers questions sent in by readers.
April 6, 2017
My boy teen is shorter than his sister.
March 2, 2017
Should I shelter my teen boys from inappropriate topics?
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