Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, so by the time you've read this I will be on my way to having cooked a big dinner with my mother, watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and National Dog Show on TV, eaten a delicious dinner (maybe delicious, since we're experimenting with gluten-free turkey stuffing this year because of my wheat problem) with extended family, and begun the stain-removal process on my kids' clothes.

I'm so thankful for all of you, who read and comment and email me with questions and rebuttals and funny stories and challenges.

I'm also thankful for Lawrence J. Cohen, author of Playful Parenting (one of my favorite books ever), who is a calming voice of reason in the parenting literature genre. I just discovered that he's been answering reader questions over at (we spend some time there playing the Curious George games like Banana 411). His two most recent books (Best Friends, Worst Enemies:  Understanding the Social Lives of Children and Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems) are on helping kids navigate social relationships, and that appears to be the focus of the questions he's tackling in his column at Definitely worth a read.

Back to Q&A tomorrow.