This is the first installment in the series about the extraordinary parents that taught me about parenting, life and death. With no family or friends in the area, I attended my Parents Anonymous group meeting every week for many years. Having a group of parents – mothers and … [Read more...] about What I Learned From Other Parents Anonymous Members
The world is already very cruel to special kids, and to their parents too. Do you really want to be the person that adds insult to injury. If you aren’t (and we were hoping you would say that), then it is best to know what things you must never say to moms of kids with down … [Read more...] about What Not To Say to Moms and Dads of Special Children
Meeting your teen's first boyfriend is never an easy step to take as a parent. Here are five tips to make it easier:1. Don't air issues in front of them. Even if you told your daughter she could not have a boyfriend, the meeting of said boyfriend is not the time to bring it up. … [Read more...] about Meet the Boyfriend: Tips for Meeting Your Teen’s First Boyfriend
The following is a look at what to do when you don't like your kid's friends:Recognize that forbidding friends can backfire on you:Kids have a tendency to do exactly the opposite of what you want them to do. So, if you want your child to stop hanging out with a specific person, … [Read more...] about You Can’t Pick Your Child’s Friends, Or Can You?
What you can do if you do not like your kid's friends? Many parents face the dilemma of a child choosing friends unwisely. So, here is how to handle it:1. Never make a big deal out of it. Usually child friendships are short lived, even in the teenage years. So, if you can help … [Read more...] about When Your Child’s Friend is A Bad Egg