Latest from Meghan Leahy

A 14-year-old’s behavior makes a parent feel like giving up

How can I deal with him nicely and neutrally, while still enforcing boundaries and rules?

September 28, 2022

What to do when a sister gives unsolicited parenting advice

Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach, author, mother of three, takes your questions about the all encompassing job we call parenting.

September 21, 2022

A painful past clouds how this parent sees their young child’s behavior

Our 8-year-old "gaslights" his brother, "rigs" games in his favor and shows extreme overconfidence. He reminds me of my abusive older brother.

September 21, 2022

My 5-year-old says scary things when he’s upset. Should we be worried?

When this 5-year-old gets upset, he often uses language like, “Nobody loves me,” or, “I should just kill myself.” How concerned should his parents be?

September 14, 2022

Our child likes pretend violence. Should we be concerned?

Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach, author, mother of three, takes your questions about the all encompassing job we call parenting.

September 7, 2022

How do I help my daughter deal with her first big breakup?

My daughter is experiencing her first big breakup. How do I know when the grief is normal and when it isn't?

September 7, 2022

My daughter is neglecting her children. What can I do?

Her daughter is neglecting her grandchildren. Is there anything she can do?

August 31, 2022

How do we answer our daughter's questions about death?

Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach, author, mother of three, takes your questions about the all encompassing job we call parenting.

August 24, 2022

My teen told me a troubling secret about her boyfriend. What do I do?

I can't betray her trust and tell his parents. I keep encouraging her to tell him to talk to his mom. Should I do anything else?

August 24, 2022

My teen says they’re nonbinary. How do we know it isn’t a phase?

We want to support our child, but what if they're confused?

August 17, 2022