At the side of our home are two beautiful trees. They bloom once a year with soft, fluffy white blossoms. When the two trees are in full bloom they are […]
This weekend my oldest child will graduate from college. As with so many other major parenting events, this one brings a whole host of mixed feelings from pride and joy […]
The constant harping to "be careful" is making our children afraid of everything.
I recently sent one of my children off to college and my other two off to high […]
Melancholy at the Passing of Time
Since my children started school, fall has held very mixed feelings for me. I love the change of seasons, I like the schedule of […]
Enjoy your children — don't smother them.
Parenting is hard work, but sometimes I think we make it even harder on ourselves. This can lead to unhappy parents, stressed out […]
In a couple of weeks my baby graduates from 8th grade and the era of mothering grade schoolers will be over for me. Part of me is filled with joy […]
I hear similar stories from the parents I work with and from friends, "How come my children are ungrateful little brats?"
From years of working with parents, I've come to […]
It seems that almost every day we read a terrible story of a child suffering chronic abuse at the hands of bullies. These aptly named people seem to be relentless […]
When my oldest child was a sophomore in high school he dropped a big bomb on me. He asked to stop taking Spanish class and instead take . . . […]
Last year my oldest child left for college, which happened about 24 hours after he was born. Or at least that’s how it felt to me. I can look back […]