Nobody can deny that technology has had a profound effect on raising children. What is debatable is whether or not it is a good thing. What is too much? What it too little? Just where is that happy land called moderation? Are Children Missing Out In Their Childhood In This Day And Age Of Technology?... Continue Reading →
We always want to provide the best for our kids, but somehow, the pressure is even greater when our kids have special needs. Of course, there are direct costs, such as the need for medical equipment to make their lives easier, but we also want to provide them with happy memories to at least partly... Continue Reading →
You have an important presentation at work in a few minutes and you have to stand before the entire board and give the analysis for the past quarter. Your heart starts beating loud, you breathe rapidly and you feel tense. There is a queasy feeling in your stomach and you start to sweat. These are... Continue Reading →
We all want to be the best parents we can be for our children, but there is often conflicting advice on how to raise a kid who is confident, kind and successful. Throughout the circus act of parenting, it’s important to focus on balancing priorities, juggling responsibilities and quickly flipping between the needs of your... Continue Reading →
The Trump administration’s plans to expand scholarship tax credits—a less subsidized version of vouchers—could very well end up being a boon to individual students in great need across the country. Such programs help individual students by allowing them to escape from failing public schools. But they do nothing to fix failing public schools. Source: America’s... Continue Reading →
One in 68 children in the U.S. is affected by autism—but new research suggests that current diagnostic methods overlook girls, meaning even more kids may be on the spectrum. Behavioral and preliminary neuroimaging findings suggest autism manifests differently in girls. Notably, females with autism may be closer to typically developing males in their social abilities... Continue Reading →
I'm in the kitchen. Wife is in the living room with kids. Wife: What is the status of your underwear. Me: ... I'm wearing a pair. Wife: How are they fitting and they too tight? Me: They seem to fitting pretty good. Wife: I'M NOT TALKING TO YOU.
This is a long read but very informative. It is amazing the intrusiveness that occurred in this case and this is not the only time this has happened. One afternoon in a modest, hilltop home in West Hartford, Connecticut, Linda Pelletier, a sandy-blond mother of four, opened a greeting card from her 15-year-old daughter, Justina.... Continue Reading →
Give young children a balloon, helium optional, they will go crazy with it until the inevitable happens. The first time we exposed the toddler to a balloon, she started crawling after it, smacking, it, and making the excited grunt that she was doing at the time. What is the fascination? All a balloon is a... Continue Reading →
When I got home from work yesterday, my front yard was filled with bicycles. There were a bunch of kids having a water fight in my backyard, most of which were not mine. Can I say my kids joined a biker gang?
According to Steve King, we cannot build our civilization using other people's babies. Well, you can certainly build a family with them. I have three children, all of whom, were adopted and currently have a sibling (a little girl) of two of them as a foster child. The two in question are boys and on... Continue Reading →