Archive for October, 2009

Just Say No… Some Context. (Part 2)

When I first came up with the idea for this blog, I tried to think of a way to present it in a manner that wouldn’t offend those parents who believe that every child has the right to rule the roost. I wanted to reach out in a kind and gentle manner so as not […]

Just Say NO!

“No!” I love this word; it is so simple yet powerful. It can bring a child to tears but it can also save a life. It is the cornerstone of good parenting, a starting point, a base line, a default position from which you dictate how your child will grow into a useful and competent […]

What To Do?

Ah the life of a soccer parent. Oh so much fun and sometimes oh so difficult, especially when the game starts to become serious. Over they years, I have been a coach of various sports for youth and have seen the great, good, bad and the ugly when it came to parents. Parents come in […]

Twitter Moms

I have been playing on a site called Twitter Moms the past few days and I have to say it is pretty darn awesome, even if you are not a mom. I don’t think they will ban a Twitter Dad so don’t be shy and give it a go. The site is the brainchild of […]

TV & Video Games = Serious Learning Issues (Post #2)

So what is the big deal? Kids watch a lot of TV these days, so what? As I mentioned right off bat in Post #1, even I watch a lot of TV and spend a whack of time on my laptop but children are different in one very important way. A child”s brain is a […]

TV & Video Games = Serious Learning Issues (Post #1)

I love TV, video games and especially my laptop. I shudder to think how much time I spend staring blankly into the glowing box. As an adult however, I think… or at least I hope there are no adverse effects other than perhaps an expanding waste line. I seem to function well at my job, […]

Paperback Parenting

I love when I read books and articles about adolescents that parallel my own professional experience and personal opinions. Not only does it confirm that I may not actually be as nuts as my wife seems to think but it gives me some hope for the future of our society. I recently stumbled upon a […]