Find out which character type your kids are and how to deal with such personalities. Which jobs are appropriate for them and how to teach life skills through domestic tasks.
While playing in school, Dave tells Jed, “You know, my Mom got angry at me last night and she shouted at me.” Without batting an eyelash, Jed replied, “Why? Maybe you were fooling around with another girl, right?” The scene: at the playground of a pre-school. The characters: two 6-year old boys.
The many ways parents have fallen prey to the ugly standards of the world.
You ask your three-year-old to do something, like pick up a toy she discarded on the way to another one, and she says yes, but doesn’t do it. You repeat your request which by now carries the tone of command and, smiling coyly, she asks you to wait just a minute. You are really getting annoyed and feel like raising your voice at her, but want to avoid bringing on a tantrum and full-blown domestic crisis. Why not just clear away your pintsized litterbug’s clutter yourself? Only if you want to end up picking up after her or doing everything for her till she’s well into her forties!
Raising children as a single parent is one of the biggest challenges we face. Taking it day by day and step by step is one of the easiest ways to face the decisions and the struggles of single parenting.
Kids calling the Police on Parents – it seems to be the norm.
As I age I realize that over all, I was pretty darn lucky growing up. Oh, I didn’t have it perfect. Who does? But my parents did at least ONE thing right and I am passing it along to my kid. This piece shares that bit of advice, along with the "gay" conversation I recently had with my daughter (YouTube). Enjoy…
It is every parent’s dream to bring up morally upright kids who know right from wrong, but sometimes the reverse of this dream becomes the reality, leaving the parents in a state of confusion and thinking, "where did we go wrong"?
We are blessed who gets to raise them both.
This is on raising foster care kids.