Word on the street is that Generation Z is the most significant generation in modern history. As their parents, of course we know our kids are special. But what makes researchers and marketers also say Gen Z is so unique and important? And how have we, their Gen X parents, helped shape them into such fabulous people? First, a quick primer on the two generations. Gen … [Read more...] about Slackers No More: Gen X Parents Raising Amazing Gen Z Kids
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It started out as a regular lunch play date with my friend and our kids... who knew it was going to be one of the last turkey sandwiches I was going to eat for a while, if ever again? My friend Lacy had this amazing looking wrap which was just filled with fresh veggies. She started telling me that she stopped eating meat; I didn’t think the conversation would get much farther … [Read more...] about Quitting Meat For A Month
Kids ask questions. Yours have probably been asking lots of them ever since they learned the word, "Why?" And that's all well and good as long as they're asking how car engines work and why the sky is blue... but there comes a time when you have to sit down with your precious little angel and explain puberty, sex, and all those wonderful topics to them. First of … [Read more...] about Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?
The following is a guest post by Robert Greenberg, author of How to Listen to Great Music: A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart. Ah, bedtime. The kids' teeth are brushed; their pj's are on; the book has been read, and then read again. They have been kissed goodnight. At which point begins THE BIG STALL. "I'm hungry"; "I'm thirsty"; "I need to go to the bathroom"; "I need … [Read more...] about Bedtime Music: 10 Soothing Classical Pieces for Kids
A few posts ago, entitled, Losing It, I wrote about my boyfriend's son's friend, Robert, who asked me for cash so he could get a snack when we were at the movies. I thought this was a case of one kid being rude. I was wrong. I'm starting to think that it might be an epidemic that's infecting our children. A similar situation happened two days later with another child. My … [Read more...] about Are Our Kids Being Taught Manners?