"The days are long the years are brief." That's how someone described the parental passage of time to me once, and it is probably true. Time usually doesn't feel like it is flying by while it is happening, but when we look back it is easy to gasp and wonder, "How did my little kindergartener … Continue reading Which first day is harder for parents: kindergarten or a senior year of high school?
I have some dear friends who are raising an older, special needs son, and last week for Mother's Day, the father of this special son shared with me a letter that he had written a few years earlier for the son's mom. The son is not able to verbally express his deep love and appreciation … Continue reading Mothers and Fathers of Special Needs Children
"Ready or not...here I come!" I used to shout those words after counting to 100 (or close enough) and then charging out to find my hiding compadres, but I never thought that a game of hide-and-seek would contain my parenting mantra. "Ready or not...I'm now and forever a dad." "Ready or not...my baby is starting … Continue reading Amber is driving…and other emotional things!
A parenting coach once remarked about curfews: “Nothing good happens after midnight.” It’s probably good advice since most deviant behavior occurs in the late night hours when shops are closed, streets are empty, and everything is cast in shadow. However, what do you do when it isn’t a curfew you’re discussing but your life? What … Continue reading Nothing good happens after midnight (unless it’s this)