The discovery of the body of Mollie Tibbetts has flooded the news this week. The month-long search began while our family was traveling to Sturgis to visit friends last month and ended tragically in a cornfield near her hometown. The lawyer for the accused has been quoted as insisting that…View More Tell Me Why
Compulsive cell phone use or video game hypnotism can be the bane of parenting. Actually, it seems that anything we give our children can take over their lives. Watching television or YouTube videos, playing video games, sitting with a screen lighting up their faces; electronic gadgets and screens can make…View More Be the Parent
With school starting this week our focus as parents has shifted from vacations to school supplies and regular schedules again. Iâ€™m noticing a trend in the way the Love and Logic people talk about school that I wanted to share with you. It involves another shift in focusâ€¦from success or…View More Emphasize the Effort
Iâ€™m writing this morning from Sturgis, South Dakota where hundreds of thousands of avid bikers are riding their Harleys and Indians toward the Black Hills for a 10-day Rally. Theyâ€™ve been doing it for 78 years. But Iâ€™m doing the unthinkable. Iâ€™m leaving as they arrive. Normally we gravitate toward…View More From Sturgis
I spent a little time with my grandson last week at his request and found myself wondering if I would have made time for him if he hadnâ€™t asked. Letâ€™s just say itâ€™s a good thing he asked. Heâ€™s working on his second-class rank in Scouting which requires him to…View More Making Time
With France and Croatia settling the World Cup today, Cameron LeBlanc decided to share his insights into what soccer moms and dads could learn from this yearâ€™s competition at fatherly.com. I couldnâ€™t help but notice the emphasis on preparation that Cameron cited again and again. Since everyone practices, what is…View More World Cup Parenting
Some of the most interesting parenting moments happen in public. We say and do things in front of strangers that we would never want replayed on Americaâ€™s Funniest Videos. In the process of being worried about how we look in front of strangers, we can leave an impression we never…View More You WILL Respect Me!