Posts Tagged ‘old school parenting’

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 […]

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 […]

Parenting in Shades of Grey

As you already know, I am a Yes or No parent. Black and White, there is no middle ground or “shades of grey“. Some call it simplistic and some people call it archaic but I simply call it sensible. If executed properly, this type of parenting makes for a simple family dynamic without all the rigmarole that […]

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 […]

Modern Parent = Neurotic Child

I love this! Yet another piece of evidence to support the Old School Parenting philosophy. A recent study, presented on May 29 at the Association of Psychological Science Convention in Boston, is raising the alarm about helicopter parenting and how it is producing neurotic children. While it is refreshing to see that this issue is […]

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 […]

My Father

Well it happened, after many years of battling Parkinson’s, my father finally lost his fight. I have to say I am glad he no longer has to suffer the pain and the indignity that he was subjected to in his final months. For someone who lived his life with honor, honesty and hard work he […]

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 […]

Just Say No (Part 4)

Well let’s get back on track here. It has been a while since I have contributed to the “Just say No” series, so here we go. I have received a couple emails about my last post, where I used the analogy of fencing a kid in using the word “NO” as fence posts and our […]

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 […]

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