As a retired teacher of 30 years, this subject is not new to me. And to be perfectly honest, because of first hand observations and lots of chats with other educators, my opinions have wavered some through the years … or maybe they have evolved. Anyway, as a firm believer in teaching responsibility and the … Read more Should Teachers Give Zeros? Is Homework too Much?
Having kids is easier for some people than others, no doubt. But if you have a choice on the number of children to raise, would you be in favor of having less than 3 or more than 3 little ones? And what factors would you consider when determining this “perfect” number? Would you make the … Read more Less or more than 3 kids … what’s your preference?
Those of you who read my blogs regularly can surely predict my answer to this question … YES! YES! and YES! I believe dinner time, without electronics, can serve as a time of relaxation, information transfer, and bonding (not to mention a great time to rejuvenate our bodies with some needed food). Coming together over … Read more Is Family Dinner Time Important?
I always told my children that their “job” as a kid, was to be the best student they could be. It was my “job” to go to work and be the best teacher I could be. Additionally, it was my “job” as a parent to assist them with being a good student. So, with back-to-school … Read more Creating A Good Study Environment
I must admit, I had no idea there was such a thing as “National Georgia Day,” but obviously the folks at Atl & Co. did. And let me tell you, the questions on this game show we played were not easy! I was so glad to be the hostess, with the answers high-lighted on the … Read more National Georgia Day- Who Knew?
There always has been and always will be Queen Bee Moms. They serve a purpose in our society and how we choose to deal with them (or if we choose to be one ourselves) has pros and cons, just like all personality characteristics. Real Talk this week addressed some of the actions and attitudes one … Read more Queen Bee Moms
Do kids really disrespect their parents (and adults in general) more today than in the past? I think to a degree, they do. This phenomenon, I believe, stems from several factors … the #1 being that the parent/child relationship has changed over the years. Many parents strive to be friends with their children instead of … Read more Do your kids respect you?
On Real Talk today, the panel discussed marriage instead of parenting and unanimously decided marriage is work! And I added, “It should be.” http://bit.ly/RTmarriageiswork As adults, we put a lot of effort and time into maintaining positive relationships with our friends and extended family. We give large amounts of kind words, thoughtfulness, understanding, and positive affirmation to … Read more Marriage is Work
On Real Talk today we discussed parent-shaming as a way of disciplining children. Have you seen these attempt to shame kids into behaving properly? Seriously??? What are parents trying to prove with posting their discipline strategies to the world? My point is this … parents need to parent … not befriend their kids. This involves … Read more Discipline vs Punishment
Today on Real Talk, we discussed Parent Shaming which led to all kinds of examples of shaming (breast feeding, disciplining, Pinterest, food, etc.). And yes, we started our discussion by addressing the shaming that takes place on the social media platforms. However, shaming can be a suspect glance, an eye roll, or an unsolicited comment … Read more Shame on You for Shaming Others