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How to Let Your Child Think For Themselves “Mommy, why are there pictures of babies floating in water on those signs? Why are all those people yelling outside that building and throwing rocks?”“What signs? Oh, those signs? Well, um – that’s a truckload of people hanging outside Planned Parenthood and protesting women who want health […]Continue reading
Fighting in front of the kids?!Who in their right mind would expose their sweet, innocent children to parental conflict?Oh, wait! Everyone. On. Earth. Because we’re all human and stuff. And humans get pissed off.You’re a pretty great human. Don’t worry. You love your family.You’re trying to be a role model so your kids don’t become serial […]Continue reading
Laid-back Ways to Avoid Raising Lemmings Is it too much to ask that your kid thinks things through?Look before you leap and all.People don’t always make smart choices.Especially kids. What’s the secret to teaching kids to make good judgement calls?You don’t want your kid to be a lemming. You want them to think for themselves […]Continue reading
She killed herself. A 13-year old girl jumped off a bridge to her death on May 29, 2015. Her father had recorded a video of him chopping off her hair as a form of punishment.The video surfaced online and that beautiful little girl killed herself just a few hours later.Was her suicide a direct result […]Continue reading
Is Swearing Really That Bad? We zoomed out of the neighborhood…and stopped.It was rush hour in a city with over 8 million people. I forgot. (Oops.)With horns honking and tires that were stuck like wet mud, we sat in traffic in Bangalore, India.I was trying to remain calm in front of the kids, but inside […]Continue reading
You want one thing for your kids. You want them to be happy.Don’t you?Oh, and culturally, socially and academically successful, too. (Of course.)You want them to be perfect pillars of well-roundedness.That’s just the parenting age in which we live!And we’re a great generation of parents, in so many ways. We fill our children with joy. […]Continue reading