Parenting Blog

Young children and elderly people with diminished capabilities have a lot in common. For example, both groups have similar limitations that can make taking care of them challenging. They require a high degree of care and patience. Both groups can have physical limitations; generally they are not as mobile or as dexterous as the rest…

Read more You wouldn’t spank Grandpa…

Have you ever heard yourself say to your hurt or upset child something along the lines of “Don’t Cry! You’re okay. Up you get. You’re fine.”  Have you tried to distract your child or make them laugh when they are really having a hard time? I have, especially to my son. Hmm. I wonder why?…

Read more Let them feel Sadness

From the desk of the Politeness Investigation Unit – Scene of the crime: My kitchen, 11:30am February 4, 2015 Crime Report: It was a cold day. No different than any other winter day I’d seen before, but I get a sense, on this particular day, there might be some trouble brewing. I scan the room,…

Read more CALL the Manners Police!

Parents do well if they can. All parents. It depends on awareness, education, resources and past conditioning. If nothing much changes from generation to generation, most parents will parent similar to how their parents did. In this regard, I have come to understand no one really is to blame. Blaming my parents for my pain…

Read more Forgiveness