Gender roles are often in the news but I wonder if we are talking about it enough with spouses and children.Back in May I discussed child discipline and child abuse with a fellow blogger in Scotland after my article Reporting My Husband to CPS Not Once— But Twice. He enjoyed … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Raising Gender-Able Children
Parents in my Parents Anonymous Group often discussed bribery and rewards but many confused the two. What exactly is the difference and why does it matter?HINT: Bribes are not planned beforehand and parents are pressured in the moment; rewards are usually planned by the … [Read more...] about Bribery And Rewards: What’s The Difference?
Recent hate crime statistics and the crime rate among teenagers present a terrifying picture to parents. As parents, we have to look after our young ones so they don't stray too far from the path while ensuring that they're given enough room to grow individually. Youth hate … [Read more...] about Youth Hate Crime in the United States of America
“You did it – it is your fault!”Many claim credit for positive things that occur; cleaning the bathroom mirror, feeding the dog or finding the answer to the riddle on page nine but nobody lays claim to anything negative.“I didn’t leave the milk sitting out!” “Those paper … [Read more...] about Blame & Shame
My grandmother Mur used to say, “There is more than one way to skin a cat,” and she was right.This past weekend I came up with a new way to do my work that will save me time. I was so pleased with myself that I thought about my father and wished he could see what I have … [Read more...] about Chores: Let Kids Do What Works