Tag: Parenting

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 »

Got A Bad Kid? Establishing A Regular Bedtime Might Help

A recent study highlighted in the New York Times suggests that regular bedtimes may be tied to behavior.  The study looked at children ages three, five and seven.  The researchers talked to parents as well as teachers.  According to the study, almost 20 percent of 3-year-olds had no regular bedtime, compared with 9.1 percent of... Read more »

Do parents value education only to the point at which it is convenient?

Do parents value education only when it’s convenient? A recent Huffington Post article about the longer school day in Chicago, has made me ask this question.  Actually, I have asked myself this question after talking to a lot of parents even before the school day was extended. Over the years I have listened to parents... Read more »

Social Media = No more drive-by parenting: Parents need to be present

No more drive-by parenting.  Parents need to be present and active in their children’s lives.  Social media has created more work for parents.  If you don’t want that extra work, then you should not allow your child to have any social media accounts.  Drive-by parenting allows your children to post inappropriate material on social media... Read more »

Parenting: Old School versus New School

There are several schools of parenting but today I’m going to talk about old school versus new school parenting. Family psychologist, John Rosemond wrote an article about how the good ole days made for better parenting.  Let’s compare old school parenting to new school parenting. Old School vs New School 1)    OS:  Kids were allowed... Read more »

Don Lemon calls out the black community: Black parents, are you listening?

CNN’s Don Lemon, called out the black community recently on his show. He started by saying that he agreed with some remarks that were recently stated by Bill O’Reilly.  Don stated that Bill didn’t go far enough with his remarks. Take a few minutes and watch the entire video clip of Don Lemon’s remarks and... Read more »

Kim Kardashian: 9 Tips To Help The New Mom

Kim Kardashian had a baby.  Is this the same person who couldn’t commit to being married for more than 72 days?  What kind of mother will Kim be?  I’m not sure but I took the liberty to come  with 9 tips to help her begin her motherhood journey. Don’t sell your baby’s first photos to... Read more »

Parents fined for kid's bullying: Stop raising bad kids or you WILL pay!

A Wisconsin suburb has passed a new ordinance that states that parents are fined for kid’s bullying. Parents are responsible for their kids so I don’t think that this is a bad idea. This ordinance is aimed at the parents of children who have bullied others on multiple occasions.  If parents attempt to address their... Read more »

Toddlers + iPads = Therapy?

Does giving a toddler an iPad lead to the child requiring therapy?  Some doctors in the UK claimed to have experienced such a phenomenon.  A clinic in London treats people who are addicted to technology.  The clinic’s youngest patient is a four year old girl. According to the Telegraph website, her parents enrolled her for... Read more »

Should parents serve detention when they bring their child to school late?

Should parents served detention when they bring their child to school late? Whose fault is it when the child arrives at school late?  Was the child moving too slow in the morning or  did the parent over sleep?  Does it matter?  I think it does matter and the person who is responsible for being late... Read more »