Remember when you were growing up and you said you'd never ever do to your own children the things your parents did to you? Perhaps it was a vow you made to yourself in the midst of snot and tears as you slammed the door of your room so hard that it nearly shattered the windows? Well, my sixteen-year-old self would probably punch me in the face for doing so, but here's me admitting…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 2, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments
Do you ever wanna just walk away from your kids in public and act like you don't know who the hell they are? No? Surely that's not just me. Call me Mommy Dearest if you will, but when my kids have a brain fart and act like complete Neanderthals who've never heard of manners, I sometimes think it would be easier to point and stare and pretend like I'm disgusted by the horrible excuse…
Misadventures in Motherhood: The Nudist: For some reason, my four-year-old boy seems to be allergic to wearing pants. Underwear too, for that matter. I've heard of kids who spont...
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4th and Goal is my latest post. This is a story about great parenting along with pitfalls that were avoided while parenting.
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I don't know about you, but sometimes, I can't help but laugh my buns off when my kids are throwing an all-out fit. They just look so incredibly ridiculous to me as they're wailing and screaming and flailing themselves about the floor. In fact, I've even videotaped one of my daughter's tantrums to show her just what an asshole looks like in action. Of course, she doesn't find it…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 29, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments
Not literally of course, that wouldn't be pretty at my age. I'm referring to writing honestly and not holding things back.
In my professional life I am known as a very well-respected expert in the field of cat behavior. I have written 7 books on the subject and have worked full-time in this field for 25 years. I am IAABC certified and AABP certified and enjoyed having a career where I feel confident. That's when something happened to my common sense and reasoning and…Continue
Added by Pam Johnson-Bennett on July 21, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments
Are You Having Fun With Your Teenager? At first glance some of you may think this is a trick question! It isn’t. I ask the question for several reasons.
The first is because so many of the parents who contact me for…Continue
Added by denny hagel on April 26, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments
It was a snowy morning at the bus stop, and the grass was wet and icy. So I told the kids to stay out of the grass and stand on the street so their shoes wouldn't get wet. For reasons I will never understand, Miles decided to take this directive as a challenge. He looked right at me…Continue
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Have you noticed that it has become an on-demand world? In your family? With your kids? You have? Good. I blame cable TV.…Continue
Added by Judy Newman on June 15, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I just love this photo … As much as we may not want to admit it; there truly is a little bugger and devil in all our children. It does not matter how cute and adorable we think they may be at the time because we can't loose sight of the fact discipline is so very important when raising children. We all can attest a child's unacceptable behavior can get out of hand very quickly when it is ignored and not addressed immediately. They are extremely bright… Continue
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Yin Mama, my blogging partner, works outside the home (I work at home, a paradox discussed in an earlier post,"Role Reversal, How Green Is It on the Other Side"). Lately Yin's been wondering if she's not actually working at a daycare center, rather than in a high-octane marketing office. The childr...I mean, adults, she works with are beginning to fall into some childlike…Continue
Added by Yang Mommy on February 20, 2010 at 2:06pm — No Comments
Talking back in a rude tone, the sucking of teeth under their breath, the snide remarks when asked to do something, the snappy attitude when they have to do something they don't want to do, rolling their eyes the minute you start to talk is all bad tween behavior, with the most common being back talk. Tween back talk accompanied by a rude tone and body language has to be the single most annoying, exhausting thing parents of tweens have to put up with.… Continue
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