Tesla vehicles made the news twice this week as the Riley family filed a lawsuit for negligence and liability after their son died in a high-speed crash last year and news that a Nissan Leaf’s replacement battery would cost $33,000 hit the airwaves. Last week an officer in California had…View More Some Things Will Kill You
Oklahoma joined several other states this week in allowing women to go topless in public. Not only can a woman go without a shirt, anyone is free to take pictures if that’s what she chooses to do. Only teens are protected from photographs of their nudity because that would be…View More Too Many Rules
I had other plans last night than listening to the live debate of the Democratic candidates for President. I went outside to move my car and heard two minutes of the live debate as closing statements began. Protesters shut down one of the candidates for several minutes while they chanted…View More May I Continue?
Recently Dr. Charles Fay spoke at a seminar in the Northwest where a parent expressed concern over a therapist’s advice. Their daughter had been caught texting nude pictures of herself to her boyfriend and the parents had applied the Love and Logic principle of empathy driven consequences by taking her…View More No Consequences?
Keith Birdsong passed away tragically this past week. You probably don’t know him by name, but his realistic likenesses of Star Trek actors made him one of the world’s most in-demand Trek illustrators. He drew a likeness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. displayed in the Smithsonian and once drew…View More Unsuccessful Experts
Your baby is learning to stand and obviously thinking seriously about what would happen if she let go of the coffee table and took that first step. Before that can happen, there will be several hard landings on her butt when she let go but didn’t take the step. Those…View More Did That Hurt?
I walked into my local elementary school yesterday after most of the children were gone. I admit being curious as to why a young 3rd grader might be standing frozen at the junction of the main hall and the exit. It was past time to leave so I wondered what…View More On Cursing and Swearing
Every parent knows that feeling in the pit of their stomach when something routine and easy becomes the source of conflict and leads to an argument. What we don’t realize is just how much time we spend in a tug of war disagreeing over simple things. Six times every day.…View More Six Times a Day!
The worst feeling in the world as a parent is to want something from your child and be met with a blank stare…the “I’m not going to do that,” look. Whether it is your invitation to come to the dinner table or to turn off the video game for a…View More Powerful Parenting
As the new year begins, there is one resolution that needs to be made in every home in the world. Too bold a claim? I don’t think so. I traveled over the holidays across three states and witnessed this need at almost every encounter between a parent and child. There…View More Make One Change