With all the books on parenting out there now, I sometimes wonder how anyone managed to grow up OK before all these books. I don't think there is anything necessarily wrong with getting as much insider advice on parenting as possible. Raising kids can be tough. Raising good kids can be even tougher. I just … Continue reading How Long Is Your Shadow?
Starting out anyway, kids develop an idealized picture of who their parents really are. They see mom and dad as invincible. Perfect. People who can do no wrong. It doesn't take too many years before that begins to change. As parents, we know who we truly are. We know that we make mistakes. That we … Continue reading Failing My Kids the Right Way
"My parents forced me to eat three times a day growing up. No joke. Three times. Every. Single. Day. And it wasn't always stuff I liked, either. Matter of fact, I complained a lot about what my mom made. 'Ewww, gross! Meatloaf? Seriously? Mom you know we hate this stuff!' So as I approached adulthood … Continue reading I Won’t Force My Kids To Go To Church