MY KID DIDN’T DO IT

“Them  boys didn’t do that,” Myricks maintains ,”they aren’t those type of boys to do that.” Darius Smith killed by off-duty officer Smith’s mother goes on to say, “she doesn’t believe the son who loved video games and dreamed of playing in the NFL would rob. . ..”  Our children’s…

THE UPRISING – WHERE WERE THE PARENTS?

“Hey, wait just one minute, isn’t this just around the corner from Barbara and Elzie? I shrieked at our television set as I watched throngs of people, my people, swarming into the streets overturning cars, throwing bricks, rocks and bottles and lighting businesses on fire. The intersection of Florence and…

THEY DIDN’T MEAN TO DO IT

You can count on major accidents  when the 4th of July rolls in.  http://abc13.com/news/teen-may-be-blinded-after-fireworks-accident/1412816/ What about the rest of the year? An accident? Simply put, the word means it wasn’t intended for the action to happen. Therefore it was an “accident” when the six year-old found his mother’s loaded gun…

ELF ON THE SHELF

http://talkaboutparenting.org/wp-content/uploads/WHITE_CHRISTMAS_-_Bing_Crosby.mp3 click the above arrow for Crosby crooning White Christmas The red-cheecked creature, The Elf on the Shelf,  costing about thirty bucks in most toy sections of stores, is said to have become a Christmas Tradition. Like Bing Crosby crooning “White Christmas”? Just how long does it take for something…

REASONABLE VS UNREASONABLE PARENTING

   CREATING  A PINOCCHIO   While she went to the counter to pick up the food order, Mom left her blonde curly-haired, dimpled darling at the table in the small eatery. Upon her return, on the restaurant wall was a huge smearing of ketchup and mustard. The ghastly sight was…

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…