Many of us, like myself, were raised by parents that grew up in the 50's, 60's, and 70's. Parenting from individuals from that generation was vastly different from parenting now. The information that we have now was not as abundant and therapy visits were not as widely accepted as it is today. There was no access to Google or Psychology online to help parents solve problems and … [Read more...] about How Parenting Techniques From Older Generations Harm Today’s Mom
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Autism and the In-Between Parenting What is the In-Between Parenting? It’s a term I made up for the following situation. I have an eighteen-year-old with autism. He’s about to graduate high school and attend a local community college in the fall. We do not have a conservatorship with him. What is a conservatorship? It is a legal proceeding where an adult is … [Read more...] about Autism and the In-Between Parenting
In the wake of the Varsity Blues Scandal everyone is asking the question - how did modern day parenting get here? Obsessive-compulsive behavior in parenting is nothing new. However the terms used to describe it have evolved. First there was the “Tiger Mom”, which morphed into “Helicopter Parenting” and now this has turned into “Intensive Parenting” - the latest and greatest of … [Read more...] about Are You Guilty Of Competitive Parenting?
Jerry Seinfeld once said that “a two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” And that phrase is permanently etched into my mind. Have truer words ever been spoken about toddlers? Because he’s right, of course. We all have to be slightly mad to get through the phase of parenting a toddler. Sure, we become accustomed to … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Parenting a Toddler is an Exercise in Insanity
How prepared are you to become a parent? Even if you think you've got it all figured out, be warned - those little bundles of joy are also messy, frustrating and stressful. Here's a lighthearted little quiz to determine if you're ready to have a baby: The Mess Test Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Now rub your hands in the wet flower bed and rub … [Read more...] about Parenting Humor: Are You Ready to Have a Baby?