Yes, you are becoming your parents… relax, that can make you even better ___ I swore I would never be like him. I dressed differently. I didn’t drink. I broke the cycle. But no matter what I did, I still have become like my father. It’s taken me a lot of years to admit it, … More Do You Hate Yourself For Being Like Your Parents?
Being a Great Parent Might Become Your Downfall ___ There are days when I don’t feel like I am a very good parent. Days where my kids would rather pay attention to their iPods than listen to me. My jokes are not funny anymore. I’m crabby, and come to think of it, I’m flabby. I’ve … More The Shadow Side of Parenting
Coping with each stage of parenting is easy if you keep things simple ___ Parenting is like recovery. One decision will change the course of your life. Some things you will have control over, but many things will demand acceptance, forgiveness, and good coping skills. The really fun thing about parenting is that when you … More The 7 Stages of Parenting
If you have a teenager, if you are a teenager, or if know a teenager, you need to read this Declaration of Teenage Independence. ___ My wife and I have been having a discussion for months. Our teenage son bargains, begs for, and sometimes demands more independence. I believe that freedom needs to be earned, but … More The Imperfect Parent’s Guide to Teenage Freedom