BOOK REVIEW, LOVE FIRST, PARENTAL ASPIRATIONS

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn

Prolific education and parenting author Alfie Kohn argues that there is a better way to parent than using rewards and punishments.

LOVE FIRST, STORYTELLING

Do I WANT to Know?!

I asked if I could borrow his computer. I looked at him sideways and asked if I would find anything odd on his computer, like porn.

LOVE FIRST, PARENTAL ASPIRATIONS

Future-Proofing Our Children

As parents, we want to give our children stability, safety, freedom from suffering, advantage, and wealth. However, what if the very act to provide them the best ends up impacting them negatively as well?

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Screen Time in COVID Days

In 2020, my boys have probably clocked more time in front of the screen than they have accumulated in the previous decade. Part of me wants to berate myself for letting it get out of hand. You know, for being a bad mom.

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Chopped Apples Means Love

Why do apples in Taiwan, imported from the States, taste so much better than apples in the States? The secret is love.

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Maybe, He’s a Spoon…

When we knowingly wink and say ‘well, he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer’, we are assuming that someone is a knife and that a knife should be sharp. We know that’s not true.

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Don’t Grow Up, My Little Tweens!

The parents of teenagers scare the bloody heck out of me with their stories of moody gangly monsters who no longer think their parents have any valuable advice to give.