Dear Crabby, How Do I Get My Kids To Tie Their Shoes?

Dear Crabby, My 11-year-old son refuses to tie and untie his shoes. Instead, he shoves his feet in and leaves the laces dragging along the ground. Am I being too harsh to require him to change his shoe habits? Sincerely, Fit T. Betied Dear Fit T. Betied, I know of a kid that was the exact same way, and his mother was definitely heard screaming and hollering from time to time.  And that kid grew up and had a son that was the exact same way!  You probably guessed by now that the first … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Should We Do About Inappropriate Apparel?

Dear Crabby, As a parent of a teenager, I need to ask your opinion about how to handle inappropriate apparel.  Not only for my own child, but sometimes for her classmates as well.  They frequently wear clothes that I would not approve of.  How should I handle this? Sincerely, Patty Proper Dear Mrs. Proper, I have seen a handful of these teenagers myself lately.  Pants falling down, shirts too tight, shirts too loose, I've seen it all - and I've seen too much!  I cannot understand … [Read more...]