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If Children Are Our Future, Then Why Are We Letting Them Govern Our Parenting and Family Life, Now?

When I first heard the news about the girl who decided to sue her parents for school tuition, my first thoughts were, “what is the world coming to?” Not only that, I knew like so many other cases in our

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The Answer to All Your Parenting Problems, Yes

If there is anything in this world that causes more arguments and strain between a parent and child, it is hearing the word, “no”. Can I go my friend’s house down the street? No. Can I have the new Zelda

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A Skillet Lullaby

All good fairy tale stories start out with… Once upon a time… or There once was…. When I think about a lullaby, I think about the one that starts out “Rock a-bye baby….” None of them apply to my daughter

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A Mother’s Intuition

A little over eleven years ago, I remember sitting in a hospital room and listening to a pair of nurses whisper with their backs to me. Occasionally, one would look over at me and frown. I had just spent twelve

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Why ADHD Is No Laughing Matter

Whenever we pack and get ready to go on a trip, it never fails that I forget something on the way there or on the way home. Most of the time it can be replaced. I seem to always remember

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Why Does It Snow?

  “Mom, where does snow come from?” my son asked as we walked to school after a two hour delay. Tiny little flakes swirled in the air and behind us we left a trail of foot prints in the sidewalk.

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Plead of a Fifth Grader

This week my fifth grader had a big transformation.  After weeks and weeks of arguments and faustration. I cut her hair.   It went down her back and reached her waist. But after pleading with her for months to keep it brushed and wash

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