My child said “NO” to his counselor! What would your child do?
When we were young, our parents sent us off to school and camp with statements such as: “Be a good listener.” “Mind your manners.” “Do what your counselor tells you to do.” “A tough teacher is a good teacher.” I can’t even imagine saying blanket statements like this to my 10 year old today. In fact, almost the opposite is said at our house.
Boy, will we miss Oprah! We will especially miss her because she became the empowering voice behind the survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Thanks to Oprah, the silence surrounding childhood sexual abuse has been broken.
Summer is right around the corner, and if your kids are like mine, they are dying to get outside to play. So with that in mind, I’ve put together a list of a few of the more common summer-time “mom-ergencies,” and some tips to help you enjoy your summer days and beautiful sunsets at home, instead of the Emergency Room.
High school can be one of the most trying times for young adults. It is an age full of insecurities and cliques, with people just trying to fit in, and trying to figure out who they are. It is also, unfortunately, an age when people can be extraordinarily mean. I get sick to my stomach when I hear about bullying and beatings and harassments that have been going on in schools. Some of the stories are absolutely horrifying. Obviously, bullying is nothing new, but the severity of the attacks seems to be on a whole other level. As a parent of young kids, I am worried about what is in store for them when they get to that age.
The American Academy Of Pediatrics (AAP) stepped up recommendations for car safety in a new policy, issued in the latest issue of Pediatrics.
This is a letter we received from a mom that has heard us speak. She was moved to share an incident with us, and allowed us to share it with all of you:
How do I know that my son’s tennis coach is safe?
Is your daughter interested in cheerleading? Are you skeptical because you've heard it's a dangerous sport? Well, here's your chance to get the facts straight. We interviewed Dr. Jeffrey Dugas of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) and Bill Seely, executive director of USA Cheer, about cheerleading misconceptions and injury prevention tips for parents and kids interested in this sport. And, when it comes to letting your child start cheerleading, they say BRING IT ON!
ModernMom: What are the most common types of cheerleader injuries?
We (Sally and Cherie Founders of 501c3 nonprofit KidSafe Foundation) received a direct dose of inspiration and empowerment to continue striving to bring our message to the masses. Yesterday, we had the honor of meeting the father who started the movement of keeping children safe, most famous for his part in fighting crime on America's Most Wanted......John Walsh.
Do your relatives want to hug, kiss and touch your kids...but your kids sometimes don’t want to? What do you do? Do you force your children to hug Uncle Joe or Nana Betty so as not to insult the adult? If so this is the message you are sending your child:
“The wants and feelings of the adults are more important than your wants and feelings. I, the adult, can tell you what to do with your body.”
Lately at some of our parent seminars, we began educating parents about the dangers of sexual predators, bullying, online safety issues and abduction and upon hearing some of the statistics...