Greenville First Steps: “Ask the Experts” Answers Your Parenting Questions

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Have a parenting question? Being a parent is rewarding and wonderful, but it’s also hard. We worry about our kids and how to help them as they learn to navigate the world. We brought some of your parenting questions to the parenting experts with Greenville First Steps. Here are all the questions they’ve answered for us.

These articles are a new series where we ask the parenting experts at Greenville First Steps to weigh in our most pressing parenting issues. Do you have a question that you would love to get an expert opinion on? Email [email protected]

Thank you to Greenville First Steps for sponsoring these articles.

My kids are watching too much TV….and absolutely out of control. What can I do?

Dear Greenville First Steps,

Due to Covid, we are home so much more now, and life is pretty crazy and stressful. I feel like my kids are just watching too much TV, playing too much Fortnite, and absolutely out of control. What can I do?

Please help!

One Desperate Mom Who Just Needs a Break

Read Greenville First Steps answer, with tips for structuring the day here: Establishing Routines


My 11-year-old really is struggling with anxiety. Is there anything I can do to help her?

Dear Greenville First Steps,

My 11-year-old really is struggling with anxiety. She doesn’t like to ever be put into new situations or to have schedule changes. She often complains about having the door shut to her room at night or being in the dark. She always struggled with being fearful but has been worse since Covid. Is there anything I can do to help her?

A Worried Dad

Dr. Doug Shapiro’s answer with tips and recommendations is here: Helping Children With Anxiety

About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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