Archive for May 2012

Are you off your parenting "A" game?

Most parents strive to be a good or even great parent.  Sometimes, things happen that you could not expect or control.  These things can cause you to be off of your “A” game as a parent.  What does being off of your “A” game mean?  I feel that I am off my “A” game when... Read more »

Why don't kids play outside?

Kids today, don’t play outside much anymore. They are watching TV or playing video games. I think that they are losing some great creativity. When kids play outside, they are more creative. Back in the day, kids would come home from school, do homework and go outside to play. There are several factors that have... Read more »

Why is Facebook more concerned about your child than you are?

According to reports, 7.5 million children under the age of 13 are on Facebook. A whopping 5 million are under the age of 10! These numbers came from the number of parents who admitted that they were aware that their under aged child had a Facebook account. It may be fair to assume that this... Read more »

Your kid can't come to my party

How many of you have attended an adult party and someone brings their unruly child? Over the years, I have tried to find nice ways to tell people to leave their children at home. I have been direct and indirect but it never fails, someone will always bring a kid to my party. My problem... Read more »

Is your kid addicted to porn?

Is your kid addicted to porn? Has your kid ever seen porn? Are you 100% sure that your child has not seen porn? A new study in the UK suggests that parents may need to keep a closer eye on their children with regards to porn. The study found that four out of five 16-year... Read more »

Why I enjoy being a Mom

Mother’s Day is Sunday and I am a Mom so I must write about being a Mom. I have always wanted to be a Mom. It wasn’t one of those things that I had to think about. I wanted to have 4 kids, until I got older and wiser and realized that 4 kids was... Read more »

Discipline via Public Humiliation?

Should parents resort to public humiliation to discipline children?  There have been several stories in the news about parents making their children wear signs in public that indicate their indiscretions.  The children are forced to stand at major intersections and near their schools, wearing the signs.  I would call it the walk of shame. Some... Read more »

Is your child a quitter?

If your child wanted to quit soccer, baseball, piano or the dance team, what would you do?  Over the years I have experienced many of my children’s peers quit various activities and sports.  Losing a team member can affect the entire team.  When you are part of a team, other people rely on your skills... Read more »

Screen-Free Week / Why is this happening only one week out of a year?

This week is Screen-Free Week.  “It is an annual celebration where children, families, schools and communities turn off screens and turn on life.  Instead of relying on screens for entertainment, participants read, daydream, explore, enjoy nature and enjoy spending time with family and friends.”  Are they for real? It amazes me how so many schools... Read more »