Father’s Day is approaching once again with many looking forward to celebrations but for me, it is bittersweet.My parents divorced in 1975 when I was already an adult; while I was not happy about the news, I accepted it. I expected my relationship with each parent would … [Read more...] about A Father’s Day Message To Dads
Every parent wonders whether a child is old enough to be left alone, and for the first few times we will worry they will be safe on their own.The law does not dictate how old a child must be before they can be left alone at home. However, the law does state that any child … [Read more...] about Home Alone—How Old Is Old Enough?
Parents have many decisions ahead of them when babies grow into young children: vegan or meat, car or van, spanking or non-violence.When any parent chooses to use corporal punishment it makes sense for them to have a goal in mind. The usual goal might be to teach the … [Read more...] about Choosing Corporal Punishment
Attending my Parents Anonymous group was the best thing I could have done for my daughters Chelsey and Katie. All the parenting I learned from my own parents about was either wrong or illegal. I just did not want to treat my girls the way I had been treated as a child. Having … [Read more...] about A Child’s Mistake: Holding a Grudge
O’clock, a quarter of, half past – what does it all that mean?As kids go, I must have been one of the hardest to teach how to tell time. My fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Grace Whisnant, helped us kids make a pretend clock with a paper plate, a paper fastener and … [Read more...] about Learning To Tell Time