Most people are ashamed of family violence. Ashamed that it happens in our communities, ashamed to be victims, ashamed to be perpetrators.
So naturally, with all this shame silencing everyone, it’s hard to know what family violence really is.
You know how sometimes there can be so much cutlery in the road it seems like every which way you turn, you're getting stabbed by a fork? Me too. It's enough to make you want to just sit down and have a slice of pie. So tonight I sit with my pie (wine) and discuss an issue that has come up recently.
Monday nights after Dancing with the Stars has become "date night" for David and me.
We often stay in the city to avoid the long drive home and early morning traffic on my way back to the studio. This past Monday we recorded a video from my DWTS dressing room to send to the kids, saying goodnight and sending our love. My nanny called, very appreciative, and shared how much that had meant to our kids.
At school pick-up the other day my husband was approached by another dad with a rather disturbing question.
“Did you know that Timmy and Richie were in the principal’s office the other day?”
Caught off guard, my husband responded, "No, what happened?" The other dad replied simply that they were goofing off in the bathroom.
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When I was a teenager, it felt like my parents and I got in the same fights over and over again. After working with thousands of teens and parents I have realized that there are three common fights parents have with their teens. Below, I have described these three fights and offered some solutions for stopping the argument cycle.
1. The “It’s Not Fair” Fight
Older brother gets to stay out late with his friends. Teen finds this grossly unfair.
I’m fairly certain that I’m not alone with having grumpy kids who refuse to get out of bed in the morning. Or who finds herself with a houseful of stress or tension. Or who needs to rally the troops for a trip to the grocery store. I also think it is safe to assume that I am not the only one deciding at 3pm if coffee or Diet Coke sounds better.
Well behaved children welcome. The rest will be made into pies.
"Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" My childhood obsession (Snow White) goes deeper than I thought. I've recently concluded that I'm raising a vain baby... and I don't want it any other way. She is fabulous, and (as her mom) I think she should know it.