I just got a “chain email” sent to me, and although I usually just delete them (sorry if you’ve ever sent me one, but I just don’t have time to worry [...]Read more Some Valuable Lessons For All Our Kids Suffering From A Sense Of Entitlement
We live in an era of rampant consumerism. Raise your hand if you’ve ever caught yourself trying to keep up with the Jones’…or at the very least snuck an undercover look at [...]Read more The “More, More, More” Epidemic
I read an interesting article on boys and video games, discussing how literacy rates are dropping for boys, but some researchers aren’t concerned because they feel video [...]Read more Video Games as the New Books?
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally responsible for something your child has done. We have some laws in Ontario that make a parent legally responsible for [...]Read more Taking Their Behaviour Personally
As parents we are so often gobsmacked by our teen’s behaviour. We expect toddlers to write on walls and to throw their spaghetti across the kitchen, and we try our [...]Read more Hate The Sin, Not The Sinner
Parents everywhere complain that their kids just don’t listen to them. But the question worth considering is, how well do we listen to our kids? As in all aspects of [...]Read more Why Won’t They Just Listen?! How To Communicate With Your Kids (or Anyone, For That Matter)
I remember my first date with one of my first teenage boyfriends. I remember where we went, what movie we saw, what he wore. I also remember the names of all three of the [...]Read more First Dates
I just read an interesting article about things that teens hate about their parents. One of the annoyances that kept popping up was the nagging that moms and dads pester their [...]Read more Nagging: The Ultimate Teen Complaint