It’s easy to from a caring parent to a helicopter parent, especially over Spring Break. Here are some ways to monitor without hovering.
Parents are constantly on the go and on their game; why should Spring Break only apply to the kids? I don’t say this just to get parents off the hook, but to get them ON the hook to spend time with their children during this time off. Spring Break After Hours It’s true; parents don’t [...]
When tragedy hits, fear ignites--especially when it happens in our children’s lives. Returning to normal life after something terrible has happened isn’t easy, but there are ways we can help our kids get back on track to feeling safe, aware, and courageous.
As parents, we’re so focused on providing the perfect childhood that we forget adulthood looms. We hover over our kids twenty four hours a day, we protect our kids from every imaginable harm, we cry with our kids when they’re hurting, we provide our kids with the best of everything, we run interference for our [...]
The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the [...]
Being a dad means asking the teenage cashier with face jewelry if she babysits in her spare time. You love your child, you really, really, love her but all you want is a simple two or three hours alone with your wife who is beginning to mumble to herself in baby talk. You dream [...]
There’s little doubt rich kids get all the goodies: the cell phones by age four; spa treatments at six, private schools, BMW’s for turning sixteen, ski trips to Aspen, cushy jobs with the family company even though you have the math skills of a cocker spaniel. It’s enough to make you want Bill Gates [...]
Where does the time go for parents? No news to parents: the New York Times reports that having kids is detrimental to your health, sex life, sleep, earning power and mental health if it depends upon adult conversations. Of course, it’s also exhilarating, hilarious, captivating and filled with wonder. The trick isn’t what you [...]