You’ve probably said it. I know you’ve heard someone else say it. If nothing else, your parents said it to you. One child takes a toy from her brother and he hits her for snatching it. It’s a perfect opportunity to insist: “Say you’re sorry.” But he doesn’t want to.…View More Say You’re Sorry
An oxymoron is a figure of speech where two parts of a statement contradict one another. Like jumbo shrimp, bitter sweet or act naturally. Command respect has to qualify because respect has to be earned. Why do we as parents still try to command our children to do things that…View More Command Respect?
Parents everywhere have struggled with the decision of whether to give their child an expensive electronic device, like an iPhone. Coming up with the money for your own phone may have been enough of a challenge. For those who decide to bring their children into the digital world, another major…View More Mom, I Broke My Phone
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 Leafâ€™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 thatâ€™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 therapistâ€™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 donâ€™t know him by name, but his realistic likenesses of Star Trek actors made him one of the worldâ€™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 didnâ€™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