As parents, we go about our daily duties without a thought until a disturbing news event gets our attention and we turn to watch and listen. We are visibly moved and stop to ask— why.A few people are tired of hearing about Trayvon and want people to just “get over it.” For … [Read more...] about Trayvon: Children and Racism
Never make a threat you are not going to carry out.“You are grounded for a month!” “By the time you finish with this you’ll be collecting Social Security!” “You cannot leave the house until your grades improve.”Chelsey’s favorite: “I’m going to put a stamp on your butt … [Read more...] about Empty Threats
The trends of parenting change each year. For the year of 2009, trends tend to center around becoming a better parent, and raising, happy, healthy, well adjusted children that spend time with their family and enjoy life. The following are some of the top trends of 2009. Home made … [Read more...] about Favorite Parenting Trends of 2009
Perspective on any situation can become a valuable eye-opening tool.As parents we want our households to run smoothly but that does not always happen. While I was wearing my Mom hat I created a mental image of my planned schedule and how I expected the day to progress. I … [Read more...] about Graded by Kids: Passing or Failing
In our Parents Anonymous Group we parents often wondered aloud how our children would ever survive in the real world: Will they be able to manage money? Will they learn to cook and clean their house? Will they manage to hold down a job? Will they get along well with others? Will … [Read more...] about How Will This Kid Ever Make It In The Real World?