Posts Tagged ‘raising children’

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 […]

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 […]

Why Is My Teen So Trashy?

I was standing in the grocery checkout the other day and spotted The Macleans Magazine with a  cover story called Outraged Moms & Trashy Daughters. Upon seeing this, I knew in an instant what my next blog post was about. The long and the short of the article is that: There seems to be a growing gap between today’s […]

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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