While rebuilding our deck one summer, I felt a sudden, sharp pain in my foot after stepping onto a discarded board, “Son of a ---------!” Looking up I saw both of my young daughters wide-eyed with surprise. Without hesitating I added, “You are only allowed to say that when you … [Read more...] about Children Swearing and Cursing
Hypocritical as that may sound but even smoker parents do not want their children to take up the habit of smoking. Most children start with ‘smoking just for the heck of it’ and before you know it they are well on their way to becoming chain smokers. It is precisely why people … [Read more...] about 3 ways to ensure that your kids never take up smoking
Parents are pushed to the limit by work and school schedules and most are running late and it’s only noon. There are too many stories of child abuse on the TV news and in newspapers that stop us in our tracks; just what would drive a parent do something like that to their own … [Read more...] about One Spill Away From Disaster
Your world can be changed with three little words and they are not “I love you.” Last week a dear friend and co-member from my Parents Anonymous Group contacted me to ask me a strange and perplexing question. “Do I have a singsong voice?” Carley asked worried. “I think it … [Read more...] about “Mom, am I Ugly?”
"My kids argue constantly with me and it is driving me crazy! No matter what I say they have to have the last word!” Sound familiar? Nothing pushes a parent’s buttons more than an argumentative child. I actually had a parent tell me one time, “I would pay a million dollars if … [Read more...] about Why Kids Argue And How Parents Can Stop It!