You can be a positive parent even when your kid is being unreasonable
Why this Total Parent Fail? My eldest son has some aversion to putting on his shoes by himself. He stresses over slipping his foot in, pulling the Velcro strap over, adjusting the fit. It’s all a major drama, and I sometimes resort to bribes—a coin or a piece of candy. The other afternoon, I had…
An Ohio family “returned” their adopted son after nine years. Brent Almond takes issue with that.
The family roles played by mothers and fathers are not fixed.
When Norbert Brown’s son asked why he couldn’t have sex with his girlfriend in the house, Norbert was hard-pressed to find a truthful answer.
What is the simple nature of a kid?
My son’s words are forever emblazoned in my memory.
Why do dads need to be tuned into their wives when she is down in order to protect her from and the family’s sense of overall equilibrium?
Why are children being kidnapped from across the border at higher rates?
Why was a mom claimed to have kidnapped a kid?
Dad Attitude: Our Inner Worlds Do you ever feel like a punching bag? Like a doormat? Or Public Enemy Number One? Does it ever make you so mad you want to punch an actual bag? This is cold and prickly resentment, and it can creep up on all of us. It’s different from red-hot anger…
Parents of children of divorce should share time with their kids
“What do you think it means? I ask. /It means you finally grow up, he says”
“She is painting a picture of the dog. /She has not looked at the dog all day. /Sitting across from her in the sunlight of the kitchen, /her uncle winces at the singing.”
“I don’t want the word dead around my kids/ or around any mother’s son so I say Honey, you were never dead /and he says Then I fell like a raindrop into your mouth and I say Yes”
Embed from Getty Images — Under Saturn’s Shadow – The Wounding and Healing of Men – by James Hollis Saturn, the Roman god of agriculture, helped create early civilization. Cronus, his earlier Greek incarnation, had a darker side. Saturn’s father, Uranus, feared his children’s potential. According to legend, Saturn-Cronus killed his father and became an…