Do not imagine that you can deceive your children forever. They will put two-and-two together. Their friends will clue them in. They will eavesdrop on your conversations with your friends and family. Long before you expect it, the truth will be exposed and your credibility along with it.
As we approach the holiday buying season, now is a good time to remind ourselves of the difference and to strengthen our resolve to know when to say “no.”
To spank or not to spank. That is the question. From one generation to the next, we can’t help but wonder if our methods of discipline are effective or damaging. Some say that those who are raised with spankings grow up to be better behaved and more respectful adults. Others would say that spanking is […]
A colleague recently shared a story with me about her school-age son. He was with his soccer team, eating in a restaurant after a game. When his meal came, he reached for the ketchup and poured it all over his mini corn dogs. Only, it wasn’t ketchup…it was hot sauce. His meal was ruined, and […]
After viewing the documentary The Race To Nowhere (twice), I noticed that homework was a huge topic of discussion in the documentary created by Vicki Abeles. All ages of children discussed homework, teachers of various levels discussed homework and parents found it particularly a sore subject in the lifestyle of their family.
Fathers learn how to be parents on-the-job, just as mothers do....If you and your hubby haven’t talked pleasantly about your roles and responsibilities, then that is your first step.