My husband once shared an interesting observation about our generation's way of parenting. He said that we tend to make changes for our children based off what we didn't like about our own childhoods: ...more
I often try to involve my son in our family decisions: What do you want to do this weekend?, What do you think we should do about dinner tonight? and even What do you like about this piece of furniture? are all questions that I have asked him within the past week. I ask him about what he wants to eat for lunch while grocery shopping, and I haven't been allowed to choose his clothes since he was three and started to do that on his own. ...more
Originally posted on ChapterTK.comWhen I was in high school, I had a lot of pride for my poems. While I was afraid to share any of them until the end of my grade school education, I still had a lot of pride in them. It’s funny looking back and seeing just how young I sound....more
The youths got beat up today. Gawker called us narcissistic. The American Scholar called us out of touch. I say blimey! And other reactions. Read "Vox Populi's Vanity" at TheyCallMeHer.com: http://www.theycallmeher.com/2011/10/vox-populis-vanity.html ...more
For the moms out here who have a certain anxiety in the pit of their stomachs as daughters fast approach those hormonal/unsettling teenage years? I say, you're just preparing for the war! A teen daughter's mishaps, uncertainties and learning curves, will ultimately pass over without too much fanfare if she's raised with the best of motherly& fatherly advice and attention- hopefully.
In real time, it's often the single mom who is doing the raising where she has become both parents; mom and dad to her teenaged daughter....more
It was her face that communicated, “Look you old fart I don’t have time for all this yack-yack; tell me what to do. Let’s end this tedious conversation as soon as possible. I have a life. I do not want to prolong the veneer of pretending to share a part of mine with you.”
The woman had a pseudo smile that was neither friendly nor inviting. Somehow I have crossed over into the undesirable zone. I was explaining a concept to a person approximately 30 years younger than myself. I looked at her face. The woman was more than bored, she was pissed.
If you're over 30 you probably don’t yearn to recapture 20-something days of gritty uncertainty. It’s even less appealing if you’re from the tail end of the Baby Boom, a generation gap in itself....more
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