Archive for October 2012

What happens to a child when: Mom hits Dad or Dad hits Mom?

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In honor of this month, I want to make a plea to the parents who abuse their spouses or signifcant others. Please stop, because your children are watching and they think that everything that you do is right. Many parents have found it amusing when they saw their... Read more »

Why do parents tell their children that they are "gifted"?

The term “gifted” is used so loosely today that maybe we should just stop using it. When parents tell their kids that they are gifted, they want them to feel special but they are also telling their child that they are better than the other children. I’m not so sure that is a good thing.... Read more »

Parents: Does your baggage affect the way you raise your kids?

We all have baggage. Our baggage comes from our experiences. Many of us bring our baggage into our relationships and that affects the way we behave in relationships. Our baggage comes in various forms. It may be trust issues, fears or any number of things that have affected us deeply. Here is link to a... Read more »

Dear Mayor Emanuel: What are you doing to our schools?

Mayor Emanuel, You sold people on a campaign promise to fix the school system in Chicago and give their children a better education. You have done nothing but make it worse. Your heart seems to be in the right place, but your methods are all wrong, Mr. Mayor! You made some very nasty remarks about... Read more »

Should a 13-year old give advice about sex?

A fellow blogger posted a video on her Facebook page. It was a video called “Slut Shamming and Why it’s Wrong” and it has been viral on the internet and the vlogger has received tons of attention. The video was created by a 13-year old girl. I was appalled when I saw the video. When... Read more »

A Poster Child For Sex Education

The next time there is a meeting where there are parents opposed to sex education in school, please send them the link to this blog. On a bus ride home, I heard the most inappropriate conversation from a teenage boy. Every adult appeared to be completely disgusted. Here is what the young man, scratch that,... Read more »

Mitt Romney vs Mister Rogers: Politics Attempts To Undermine PBS 43 Years Later

In 1969, Mr. Rogers appeared before Congress to ask them not to cut 20 million dollars in Public Education Television funding.  In his speech he talked about what messages were being delivered to children thorough out his program.  He told congress how his programs were meant to teach kids life lessons about family, friendship, anger... Read more »

The story of a single mom who should have properly vetted her new man

Women will spend more time choosing a pair of shoes than they will choosing a man. I’m a woman and we all love shoes. We will see a pair of shoes. We ooh and ahh over them and we might even try them on. We leave the store because we need time to think about... Read more »

Would you share your preferred porn websites with your teen?

Would you share your preferred porn websites with your teen? One father did just that after he found porn on his 13-year old son’s computer. This father was trying to remove a virus from his son’s computer and found a history full of porn sites. He wasn’t sure what to do so he wrote his... Read more »