Tag Archives | children

“I Am Just A MOM” (Sara's Blog)

It is very easy to project being an extraordinary mother, a good mother, a great mother and an even so-so mother. It is also very easy to show off Mother’s Day gifts and pose for pretty pictures with your kids. It’s even easier to hit the send button and post all those great images caught […]

“What’s An Appropriate Age To Let Your Child Choose A Religion?” (Cuni's Commentary)

Religion, to me, is not just a weekend activity or something I only practice during the holidays or when times are tough. It’s a way of life. As a parent, it’s my duty to teach my children. My daughters are 5- and 3-years-old. That is WAY too young to be able to make a decision […]

Psychologist Dr. Karen Caraballo – "I’m Upset That My Daughter Is Calling Her Father’s Fiancé ‘Mami’"

QUESTION: I have a 2-year-old-daughter. Her father and I have been separated for almost 2 years. He has a girlfriend that he has been living with during this time period. Well, recently my daughter came to me saying that her father’s girlfriend was her “Mami”, something she never did before. I went to her father […]

"Should I Ask Him To Sign Over His Parental Rights?"

Here’s the story thus far. I met my son’s father when I was 20. He was just shy of being 24 and still living with his parents. I couldn’t complain about it, though, because I was living with my parents, too. Well, obviously there is no need to explain in detail what happened. We had […]

Attorney Erika Castillo – “My Friend Is Undocumented & His Children’s Mother Is Abusing Them. What Can He Do?”

QUESTION: I have this guy friend who has a few kids. He is undocumented and his children’s mother will not let him see his kids. The children are now being physically abused by her. What can he do about this, if anything? ATTORNEY CASTILLO’S ADVICE: If your friend’s children are being abused, he should contact […]

Pediatrician Dr. Wanda Lopez – “My 6 Week Old Only Sleeps 2-3 Hours At A Time…Is This Normal?”

QUESTION: Hi Dr. Lopez. I’m a first time mom. I live by myself and it’s just my newborn and me. My baby is 6 weeks old and seems to never sleep more than 2-3 hours at a time before she’s hungry or needs a diaper change. Is this normal for 6 weeks? Everything else seems […]