I have a long-standing disagreement with punishment. When I was a child I would think to myself when I was punished, “Geez! You don’t have to punish me. Just tell me what I did wrong and what to do instead!” Punishment always seemed like an overreaction. It was only when I became a parent and a therapy graduate student that I realized that, indeed, it was an overreaction! READ MORE
It’s two o’clock in the morning, and I’m up awake. Our baby is crying, and I’m not sure why, but I think she just wants the comfort of being cuddled by her mom....Read More
Warning: Spoiler Alert. Send your gullible children out of the room before going any further.
We all raise our children to be truthful. To not lie. To be honest. They are learning these ideals from traitors — mommy and daddy. From the moment they are pretty much born, we start in with the lies. One right after the other. READ MORE
Oh man, my kids are at that age where you better hide yo’ bad hair, hide yo’ extra weight, and hide yo’ age because they are going to point it out to you.
Loudly. READ MORE