ParentFurther Blog


By: Becky Post

If you have a child in an out-of-school-time sport or club, you may have been recruited to coach or lead that activity.

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When a 16-year-old violated her curfew recently, her parents disciplined her by taking out a newspaper advertisement offering 30 hours of free baby-sitting. That discipline technique got everyone talking. In fact, the local story quickly became national news, appearing in newspapers and magazines across the country—and even on national TV news.

I—like most parents—want my kids to grow up well. The truth, however, is that it isn’t always easy to eat dinner together as a family.

Whenever you parent, it’s important to remember that you’re a human being. That means you’ll sometimes make mistakes. You’ll sometimes jump to the wrong conclusion, and you’ll sometimes do downright embarrassing things!

When I was in high school, the only teenagers elected to the homecoming court were the popular people, the best-looking people, and the star athletes.

With the recent rash of young people killing themselves because of the harassing horror they’ve gone through, it’s time to say STOP. No more bullying!

Dr. David Walsh weighs in on dangerous video game “Mods”.

Parenting technologically savvy kids goes well until your son loses his favorite video game,your daughter’s cell phone falls into the toilet, or your child loses the charger. In our home, these glitches can create major meltdowns!

This is the question no parent likes to think about, and it’s often the reason why parents haven’t set up wills, trusts, or designated a guardian.

I’m a big believer in my kids’ education, and I’m also a big advocate of partnering with my kids’ teachers. Sometimes, however, it’s a challenge to partner with a teacher.

We have a warped idea about parenting in our society today. We think that only “bad” kids get into trouble and that “good” kids never do.

That’s complete hogwash!

All kids get into trouble. The difference is whether or not you catch problems early on and deal with them.