Parenting children

Parenting middle school children is kind of like a close encounter with an alien species: suddenly the child who was calm, collected, and fairly responsive to parental intervention is an expert on imitating The Blob at one moment, and a raging tiger the next.

What to do?

Here are some tips that will help you understand why that hulking stranger in your child’s bedroom sometimes acts like they do.

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I’ve been noticing a disturbing trend among the parenting crowd. I guess it took me a while to catch on; but it somehow it seems to be seeping up through the fabric of our society like sewer water creeps out from underneath a poorly sealed toilet base. It’s bad enough…

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Ever find yourself giving your child play by play instructions on doing something that should be as simple and easy as eating apple pie?  You know what I mean – things that you’re sure your child knows how to do on their own, yet when it comes down to it,…

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