Posts Tagged ‘Parenting Old School’

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 […]

Titanium Dioxide On Your Donut… MMMM Good?

Did you know your child’s favourite donut might be covered with Titanium Dioxide? Ok… Perhaps “covered” is a wee bit alarmist but TiO2 HAS been found in the sugar covering donuts. I wasn’t aware of this until 4 days ago. The same stuff used in paints, vinyl compounds, enamels, plastics, specialty papers, inks, and other […]

Staggering Stupidity

It is staggering how stupid some people can be but apparently it is not an isolated human condition. It seems to run in families, a trait handed down from parent to child. Two cases in point, occurred near my home this past week, one involving 13 young drivers (all 20 years or younger) and the […]

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 […]

Parenting – Our greatest contribution

I was driving home today after dropping off my youngest daughter at soccer camp. I was using my wife’s car so I had turned the station over to JR Country. She hates it when i do that, she is a Top 40 kinda gal so it is an ongoing radio war. Anyhow, Alan Jackson’s “Small […]

Interesting Year For Parenting Old School

I like to look back every once in a while and check out which of my blog post have been most popular over the year and this has been a relatively good year for Parenting Old School. This blog has been around in various forms over the past few years but has only existed as Parenting Old […]

Parents Responsible For School Performance

Who speaks such Blasphemy you are asking? Well the New York Times said it, so it must be true. In a may 20th article called Who’s Failing Grade Is It? columnist Lisa Belkin looks at the growing trend of state governments, trying to fix the problem of declining schools by creating laws, which punish parents when their kids don’t […]

Swiss Army Knife – Child’s Play

Ah the Swiss army knife. The ultimate utility tool. Knife, bottle opener, corkscrew, tweezers, screwdriver, pry bar, saw, stick sharpener, bug dissection tool… The list of uses is endless. I have had one close at hand for as long as I can remember. I was given one as a kid and in my list of life’s […]

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 […]

Thoughts on Parenting From Vance – Guest Post

Vance Williams contributes – Some exceptional thoughts on parenting and what worked for him and his daughter As someone who has a newly minted 18 year old, I know the challenges that parents face.  As an observer at my daughter’s functions, I noticed almost right away that there was one big factor that the more balanced […]

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