Archive for November 2013

A letter to parents who want their child to go to a CPS selective enrollment high school

Dear Potential CPS SEHS Parent, I am writing to inform you that the CPS selective enrollment high schools (SEHS) are supposed to prepare your children for college. Many of you don’t understand that. College is not easy, it’s a lot of hard work and many of you seem to have forgotten your college years. The... Read more »

Is your child allowed to be disrespectful?

Is your child allowed to be disrespectful? The answer to this question for any parent is “absolutely not”.  We can all agree that children should never be allowed to be disrespectful but what does being disrespectful mean?  There was a quote that was posted on Facebook a few weeks ago that inspired this blog post.... Read more »

Hey Mancow, my kids go to public school and they are NOT stupid, but maybe you are

The radio personality, Mancow announced his departure from Chicago deeming the city “unlivable”.  In the article he  says “The schools are awful. I guess I could have had (my daughters) go to public schools, but I don’t want them to be stupid. I drove past Lincoln Park High School every day, and the kids are... Read more »

Trying hard not to be a dream killer

As a parent it is my job to want to provide the best guidance that I know how to my children. My daughter wants to be a fashion designer. This is a very tough and competitive field. There are very few people who make a good living as a fashion designer. We are not wealthy... Read more »

Are There Selfish Parents in Your School Drop-Off Zone?

A school drop-off zone is supposed to provide an easy and efficient way for parents to drive their children to school and quickly drop them off.  In theory, drop-off zones should work quite well.  The problem comes when you have selfish parents who don’t follow the rules or who claim not to know the rules.... Read more »

Helicopter parenting on steroids: Parents are volunteering at colleges because they just can't let go

Some parents have taken the term “Helicopter Parent” to a whole new level. According to a recent New York Times article, some parents are volunteering at colleges and universities. They are working at college fairs and participating in admission interviews. These parents also help with mailings to potential students. Helicopter parenting has entered a new... Read more »

Parenting: There's An App For That

There really is an app for parenting.  Who knew?  You can now learn how to be a parent on the go with your smart phone.  Apparently, there were some parents who didn’t know how to play with their kids.  They went to google and started talking to other parents about what they did with their... Read more »