No Bullying Month

"I used to get A's and B's, but after those kids teased me and called me names, I started getting D's. They got into my head. I don't even like them. Actually, I don't even know them, so why should I care what they say or think?" asked thirteen year-old Noah. "I used to walk on campus, be happy to … [Read more...]

Common Views Parents Have of Their Kids

It's September, and as parents, we are excited to have our kids go back to school (except for those parents who are first-year preschool parents, and are agonizing and missing their precious little one, but you'll get over it.) You may catch yourself saying, "Your job is to be a student, so make … [Read more...]

When You Can’t Call Super Nanny

"I don't want the government to give me health care, I want them to give me the Super Nanny!" says comedian Tim Hawkins  www.TimHawkins.net Wouldn't that be great? When the kids are whiny; Jo Frost shows up and tells them, "You have been very naughty. Go sit on the naughty stool. Straightaway!" … [Read more...]

Top Ten Ways To Frustrate Your Kids

Barbara called me on her cell phone, "I want my son to see you as soon as possible. How soon can you get him in?" "When is he free?" I asked. "Well, let's see . . .he has soccer at three,  guitar lessons at five; a tutor after dinner; youth group on Wednesdays - wait, I have another call - hang … [Read more...]

The Danger of Raising Nice Kids

What are you aiming for in raising your child? Good grades? Excel at sports? Behave in public and make you proud? Most parents say, "I want my child to be nice." But nice is not enough. It's dangerous to settle for raising nice kids.  'Nice' means pleasant, friendly and well-mannered. Originally, … [Read more...]

Growing Strong Kids In a Weak Economy

Is the Economy Your Family's Friend? Times are tough. I went to the Dollar Store and I noticed they had added a Recovery Room! I interviewed an old man who had gone through the Great Depression, "These times are nothin' compared to what we went through! We were so poor, as a little boy, all I had … [Read more...]