“Madison got an iPad for her birthday. Why can’t I?????” The whining, nagging tone is back and it’s only 9 in the morning. “Because YOU are not Madison and I am DEFINITELY not Madison’s mother." Or as my mother used to tell me: “Because the sky is high.” This does not appease her. My fourth grader has taken nagging to a new skill set. She is an unabashed complainer, as … [Read more...] about Our Un-Entitled Summer
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One of the things that scares me most as a parent is that my children will grow up believing that they’re entitled to whatever they want in life. You see it everywhere: college graduates who expect turn their noses up at entry level jobs, expecting to land high-paying, satisfying work without first paying their dues. People who command thousands of dollars to appear at a club … [Read more...] about Do Your Kids Believe They’re Entitled?
Popular crooner Sheryl Crow's got a bunch of hit songs under her belt, but just because she's obviously got the music industry wrapped around her little finger doesn't mean she's a pro at the parenting business. “I’m strict,” Crow, 49, told Prevention magazine's May issue. “They have to understand that somebody’s in charge and sometimes the answer is no. It’s about being … [Read more...] about Sheryl Crow’s Sons: “They’re Not Entitled to Have Everything”
“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” - Cicero Gratitude - or a lack thereof - is something all parents encounter during the process of raising children. At some point or other, what mother hasn't looked on with horror as her child blurted out a variant of, “I don’t like this! It’s not what I wanted for my birthday!” or … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Teach Your Kids To Be Thankful This Thanksgiving
I’m in a weird life phase right now. Half of my friends are married and have kids (I will furthermore refer to my “friends with kids” as FWKs), while half are still swiping right and probably years away from nuptials (this group will now be called “NKY” friends – No Kids Yet.) Past that, my husband and I bought our first home last year and officially live in suburbia. We have … [Read more...] about I Don’t Have Kids Yet, But Please Still Invite Me