I read Next Avenue which is a site devoted to topics on aging, longevity, vitality, estate planning, generally anything people in the last third of their lives might find relevant. The more I read their articles, however, the more I see things that could easily interest anyone, at any age of adulthood. After all, we’re all aging and why wait to learn some of this good stuff? Like, ways to make life easier. [Read more…]
Teens crave peer acceptance and they get it through conformity. But, the idea of teens and conformity, often attributed to the dreaded peer pressure, makes most parents’ hair stand on end, if not fall right out on the pillow during sleepless nights.
I’ve seen the battles right in my office. Parent – “Think for yourself.” “Be yourself, not who you think other kids want you to be.” Teen sitting sullenly with no eye contact. Parent – “Who cares what other kids wear/think/do?”
Your child cares. [Read more…]
I’m a proud Boomer grandparent and I can tell you that grandparenting has changed! We Boomer grandparents take grandparenting very seriously. Indeed! We grandparent like it’s an extreme sport. I call it…Ultimate Grandparenting! [Read more…]
I sat down to write a post about chores and how to navigate that tricky aspect of child rearing, and ended up writing this post about Christmas. I think what happened was we went to town last Saturday and, once again, I got amazed and stunned by the…..stuff. And at that point we hadn’t even had Thanksgiving yet! I know. We say this every year!
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE Christmas. The gifts, the gratitude, the unwrapping (well, not the midnight wrapping so much). The food and family. Parties. The TREE!! The music is incredible. But, along with all of that fun, the holiday has a flip side. It can bring out some major wanting, and impulsive urges in the best of us. [Read more…]