Archive for the ‘Paperback Parenting’ Category

Teaching Children to be Good People – A chat with Annie Fox

I had the opportunity to have a chat a while back with with Annie Fox, an educator, novelist, radio host and  allround bright light in the world of parenting, about her book Teaching Children to be Good People. Being the curmudgeon I am, I just had to take the opportunity to ask a few Eeyoresque […]

I Support The Tiger Mother… Kinda

I have to say when  I heard all the fuss about Amy Chua and her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, I just had to find out more. How could a memior on parenting possibly garner death threats? Not only is the fuss of interest to me but as someone who is married to a […]

Fifty Dangerous Things

For some strange reason, our society has decided that our children are in mortal danger all the time. It is a world where parents constantly fear for their children and their physical wellbeing. It is a world where a superficial flesh wound on our child’s flawless fresh flesh is unacceptable. It has become a world where every activity […]

Narcissists Among Us

Up until this past week, I don’t think have used the word Narcissism more than a handful of times. Of course I knew what it meant (kinda) but it is just never entered my vernacular.  Calling someone a Narcissist wasn’t nice, especially a child. It was something you would call an arrogant, self serving adult in the […]

Kids Guns & The Truth

I was having a pint the other day with one of the other soccer dads, it was one of those getting to know you beyond the soccer pitch kinda things. As we quaffed our beer, we talked about our families and a few other manly topics that I won’t get into here and then the […]

Your Kids Are Your Own Fault

I have to say, I  just howled when I saw this book being advertised online and just had to give it a read. It had that Old School Parenting ring to it and I couldn’t let it pass by without a comment. If nothing else buy this book  to leave laying out when you have […]

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 […]

The Pampered Child – Formerly Known As "Spoild Rotten Little Brat"

Children today are without question a privileged lot. They have access to more services, more products, more activities and more attention from the adults in their life than we ever did.  Society has unwittingly or perhaps wittingly created a world where the wants of our children supersede all else. The scary thing is that if […]

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