CAR RIDES AREN’T FREE

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 ago.. Response: Eyes roll. Chest heaves…

PARENTS AREN’T PERFECT

Since we aren’t perfect people, there is no way perfection graces us just because we’ve become a parent and are in charge of our children. And Let’s take this one step further: There are no perfect children. Some years ago, at the close of a parenting workshop I conducted, a…

PARENTS CAN MAKE KIDS MONEY SMART

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. He…

PARENT TALK

The business consultant said his grandmother told him he was bound, in all situations, to tell the truth, but cautioned him to recognize that didn’t mean the same thing as telling everything he knew. The bank manager said his mother told him women should never let their purses sit on…