MISSING BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT IS A GOOD THING

      DIDN’T GET THERE THIS YEAR? Six steps for the working parent and all other parents to manage back to school night. It’s already happened and you’re either feeling pain for not having gone OR you went but . . . . First, school districts don’t consult individual…

DON’T READ THIS, IF YOU’RE THE PERFECT PARENT

       Here’s the deal when it comes to parenting: There are no perfect parents. Since we aren’t perfect people, there is no way perfection graces us just because we’re in charge of youngsters. Take this one step further: There are no perfect children. Some years ago, at the…

OUR KIDS NEED US TO CREATE COMMUNICATION PATHS

   AND FOR SHORT RIDES!   My way of parenting in the age of electronic gadgetry has spawned an entirely new way of living life at our house. One category is “The Car Ride”. “NO gadgets when riding with me in my car,” I said to the youngun’ some years…

HOW DID THESE PARENTS GO SO WRONG?

  Christopher/Cameron Ervin “Those were not our boys who did that to us,” say Yvonne and Zachary Ervin, the Atlanta GA parents of Cameron, 17, and Christopher, 22, who attempted to murder both their mother and their father. The elder Ervins went on to say that the boys are forgiven…

HOW EARLY TO START KIDS MANAGING MONEY?

How early for money management?  The sooner the better and the use of simple day to day experiences go  a long way as  teaching tools! 5 year-old Andy gets a $25 Toys R Us gift card for Christmas.   Andy’s first lesson is to determine what he wants to buy.…

HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF?

Children must see themselves as who they can become What makes us know we’re A-OK? What helps our children operate with high self-esteem? The books they read have a high impact on their self image. At an early age, schoolbooks help teach them who they are and who they can become. What…

ORGANIZING FOR SUCCESS

  Back to school includes considerably more than the activities associated with shopping, classwork review, teacher acceptability and homework. Back to school, for the working parent, includes all of the above, but at the top of the list, there should be a headline with the all-important mention of household organization.…