Q: Can you tell me what it means to "honor" a parent who has become increasingly cranky, feisty, disagreeable and demanding as a result of Alzheimer's disease and the aging process? My mom was once a sweet, caring and soft-spoken woman, but all that has changed dramatically over the past few years.
Jim: There's no doubt about it -- caring for ...Read more
Q: How can I teach my children good manners? This is something I'm determined to instill in my kids, but it's not easy. How do I teach them to treat people respectfully when the rest of the culture seems to care less and less for the feelings, sensibilities and rights of others?
Jim: Manners and etiquette are often conceived of in...Read more
Q: How can we tell if a baby sitter has acted inappropriately with our kids? We're concerned that our baby sitter may have abused our child.
Jim: I feel for you in this difficult and uncertain situation. According to our counselors at Focus on the Family, how you should approach it and what you should be looking for depends on the age of your ...Read more
Q: Is the quality of time I spend with my children more important than the quantity?
Jim: The truth is that both are essential to a child's development and well-being. In fact, the more involved parents are with their children -- and the word "more" here is used with direct reference to the concept of quantity -- the...Read more