I have a friend who has a son who is 18 and in his final year at school. He has just received an offer from a university, conditional upon him gaining an A,B,C in his A levels (the final year of secondary school in the UK). This is a truly remarkable thing. You may think it's not that remarkable as you will know that students all over the country will be receiving offers and some will have more difficult obstacles to overcome in terms of grade requirements. But this is an amazing achievement for this young man....more
I'm talking to parents of young kids and my message is this:WAKE UP people and educate yourselves in all things technology related. Or at least as much as you possibly can. And then some. Else your kids are going to get away with EVERYTHING.Don't have the time? Aren't really worried about it?Go ahead and keep those blinders on. Go ahead and tell yourself that your kid would NEVER do anything like that. Really? Not even in an attempt to defend a friend? Didn't think of that, did you?...more
Although the youngest of my three children will soon be 19, and there are still days of the down and dirty teen years challenging us every now and again, I am fairly confident that we are almost out of the woods. Strangely, I actually feel a bit disappointed because there are some things that teenagers do better than anyone else on the planet: ...more
It will start with three jars.The first jar will be spending money - for candy and small toys that fall into the "want it now" category.The second jar will be saving money and we'll stick a picture of whatever he is saving up for on the jar....more
My husband is from Alabama, where football is the sport of choice. He wants our son to play football but I don't. The more I read about it, the worse I feel just thinking about him playing in elementary school!And then I run across this new study:http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/272770.php...more
Well the Olympics have just finished and I am enjoying all of the Proctor & Gamble commercials on the mothers behind the athletes. In most of the interviews, the athletes are thanking their families for support focusing in particular, the mom’s....more
I hear it said to mothers of young kids all the time: You’re gonna miss this when they’re teens.
But here’s my counter-argument: Maybe you won’t.
Sure, every once in a while, I long for the feel of their baby soft skin and and a glimpse of their toothless grins.