Why won’t my neighbor allow her kids to come over inside our home to play with my kids but I allow mine to go inside their house? These kids have been friends now for well over a year. Since I don’t know your neighbor, all I can do is guess at some reasons. Maybe theyContinue reading “Questions from Quora: Playtime”
Category Archives: Parenting
Question from Quora: Why do some parents give their kids horrible first names?
I personally think it’s a power trip. They don’t see their children as separate human beings with their own needs, wants, characters and lives, but as toys or even property of themselves. My niece’s husband named their first child after marijuana. That told me everything I needed to know about how he saw his child.Continue reading “Question from Quora: Why do some parents give their kids horrible first names?”
Questions from Quora: Name Change
My 17-year-old daughter wants to change her name. She’s wanted to change her name for many years and will pay for it. Should I let her? I’ll never understand why parents think that their children should be thrilled about being saddled with a name the parents like. My niece just recently adopted her two granddaughtersContinue reading “Questions from Quora: Name Change”
Questions from Quora: How do I get my parents to respect and treat me like an adult?
The simple answer is to act like an adult. How you do that is difficult for a lot of people no matter what their age. Do you take responsibility for your actions, or do you blame others? Do you do the things you need to do without being prompted, or does someone constantly have toContinue reading “Questions from Quora: How do I get my parents to respect and treat me like an adult?”
Question from Quora: Parental Involvement
What is the biggest barrier to parental involvement in children’s education? Getting parents to understand that their children still need them to be involved in their kid’s lives, even at school, and even in high school. We discovered that kids who had their parents involved as volunteers at school, felt more secure and did betterContinue reading “Question from Quora: Parental Involvement”
Questions on Quora: Parenting Classes
Should a couple receive parental training before starting a family? I think so. Human beings don’t come with owner manuals, and each generation has new challenges that the previous generation didn’t have to deal with. Learning about child development and relationship skills can make it much easier. Even with that, there will those new challengesContinue reading “Questions on Quora: Parenting Classes”
Questions from Quora: Correcting Adult Children
Why is my method of correcting my adult children not looked into by my husband? My feeling is that you should not be correcting your adult children. They are adults, not children, and if they haven’t learned anything from you by now, they aren’t going to. And it’s possible your attempt to correct them willContinue reading “Questions from Quora: Correcting Adult Children”
Questions from Quora: Children’s Chores
If excessive homework is cutting too much into the time needed for children to complete chores, should concerned parents suggest to the teachers that less homework be set? I guess it depends on your priorities. For me, it would be allowing my children to get the best education possible. So I would back off onContinue reading “Questions from Quora: Children’s Chores”
I don’t know if this will do any good, but if you are like me, you feel angry, frustrated, and helpless. I am unable to march, but I’ve written letters and emails, signed petitions, donated money. I know it’s not enough. The Republicans, Christians, and Supreme Court have opened a nasty can of worms thatContinue reading “Black Friday”
Question From Quora: How can a parent identify and nurture special talents in a child?
By observing your child and listening to what your child says. Don’t tell them what you want them to be, but listen to what they say they want to be. Their interests may change over the years and that is okay. They aren’t supposed to choose a career at age five. They need to exploreContinue reading “Question From Quora: How can a parent identify and nurture special talents in a child?”