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Congratulations Lady GaGa!

Did you hear about the foundation that Lady Gaga started to stamp out bullying for young people? What a great idea! First she appeals to young people because of her style and singing! However, bullying is an issue that affects many kids today. Parents hate hearing that their kids are being bullied, and most kids suffer (being bullied) in silence.

Way to go Lady G!

March 1, 2012 at 11:36 am 1 comment

I Hate My Teenage Daughter

As I was surfing the Internet, I saw an ad for a new TV show – I Hate My Teenage Daughter! It starts tomorrow on Fox.

Okay, so I know this is supposed to be funny, but having raised a couple of teenage daughters, there is nothing funny about hating your daughter. They may be challenging; they usually try your last nerves, but lovingly raising your daughter is a wonderful experience! Yes we had arguments and she told me she hated me at least once, but I parented her with love and consistency. I shared my experiences with her and I was honest; there are no subject that was taboo.

I guess I’ll tune in to see what the show is about.

Those of you raising daughters, what do you think? Let’s talk tomorrow…


November 29, 2011 at 6:13 pm 3 comments

Kindergarteners Getting Suspended?

What’s amazing to me is the different age groups of children who are getting into trouble, to the extent that it becomes newsworthy. The morning talk show, The Talk featured a story about kindergarteners getting suspended in alarming numbers. When I think of kindergarteners, I think of 5 or 6 year olds who are pretty tame and wonderful to work with, assuming you have established groundrules.

Without groundrules and consequences, there is chaos for children of any age. Children, youth, and teens rely on the adults in their lives to establish boundaries to allow them to grow and mature properly. As I say in my new book, The Pampered Prince, if your only consequence to Johnny when he does something wrong is to say “No Johnny”, then you and Johnny have a problem.

What are your thoughts?

November 16, 2011 at 2:51 am 1 comment

Trees Are Like Parents

My favorite tree for the last 10 years is dying. Every several months it loses a major branch due to old age, or high winds. It has been a source of comfort every time I look outside my window and I will miss her when she’s gone. BTW, she’s over 100 years old.

As I saw one of her branches in my front yard, I began to think about how similar trees are to parents. Strong, healthy (mentally & physically) parents have a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share with their children of all ages. When the parents start to falter, hopefully they have had time to see their children grow into adulthood and to pass along the wisdom that God has given them to share. cgw

November 4, 2011 at 1:06 am Leave a comment

Dads Are Parents Too

I just heard a commercial explaining that fathers had rights too! In my heart I know that that’s true, but I remembered how absent my father was when he and my mom first divorced. How empty I felt. Where was he? A friend of mine is separated from her husband and when he arranges to see his daughters, he often stays away. Fathers, you are the first love of your daughter. She learns how to treat a man by the way you treat her. Let her know you love and cherish her. Don’t fink out!

October 19, 2011 at 1:02 am Leave a comment

Dresser After Dark Interview

Listen for some cool parenting techniques

Staying Sane interview7132011

July 14, 2011 at 11:09 pm 1 comment

To find out if there is any truth to the special bond that mothers share with their sons, look for my new book, due out later this summer.

July 13, 2011 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

The Truth about Mothers and Their Sons

What’s the truth about the special bond between mothers and their sons? Tell me what you think?

July 13, 2011 at 4:27 pm 1 comment

What’s your parenting style?

Are you the kind of parent that says No and means it, or do you change your mind based on how much attitude your teen gives you? Teens are smart people, after all, they are products of great people – Us! Remember that we are not here to be friends with our teens. We have to set boundaries to help our teens grow into responsible adults.

What are your thoughts?

July 8, 2011 at 12:55 am 4 comments

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