Posts Tagged ‘kids’

Commitment & The Kid – Part 3

Well it is happening, my eldest daughter is turning into a teenager. She is on the back end of twelveteen and already she is thoroughly entrenched in the wing-nut behaviour that marks the early adolescent years. Although I have been working with teens for going on twenty years, I am not sure there is anything […]

What Is Traditional Parenting

As my readership increases, I have been questioned on a number of occasions about what my definition of Old School Parenting was and it struck me that there is a number of misconceptions out there about what it means to be an Old School Parent. When people see the title Old School Parenting they seem […]

Hold the Phone: Should You Buy Your Kid a Cell?

This is a guest post by Derek Dasher about cell phones for kids. Although not quite in Old School Parenting style, this post on cell phones for kids still holds true to Parenting Old School’s overall theme. Please enjoy There are several unchangeable truths in the world: the sun will rise tomorrow morning, the sky will […]

Bang! Bang! My Kids Are Gun Safe

I had an outstanding time this past week camping with friends. There is nothing quite like being content sitting on a dock, staring out onto the water for hours or gathering about a campfire and staring hypnotically into the flames. What was even better was that the kids were happy with it too. It took […]

Christmas – Disappoint Your Child This Season

I love Christmas, I truly do. It is perhaps my favourite 2 days of the year. I even like the lead up to Christmas. I love Christmas shopping, Christmas parties, decorating, the music, the food and most of all coming together with family and friends… It is just a great time of year. Now some […]

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 […]

Just Say No (Part 5)

As I have said a number of times in my Just Say No series, this philosophy is not about depriving your child of their wants, needs or opportunities.  Just Say No is more about teaching a child about the realities of life. Just Say No is about teaching your child that in life there are boundaries which they must […]

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 […]

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