Is it just me, or does it seem like schools have lost their perspective when it comes to authority?
Did we all hear the story about the Wyoming middle-schooler who surprised her dad with a $4,000-plus bill due to her text messaging? The dad didn't even think his cell plan offered texting...He smashed her phone to... Read more »
A couple of years ago, I spent a great part of a school year substituting in sixth-grade classrooms. In our district, this is the first year of middle school. To this day, I've never visited the elementary schools from where these students come. But I can guess that they're full of teachers with bags of candy, gold... Read more »
As a flight attendant and the mother of a very experienced traveler, I am offering the following information to parents traveling with kids during the holiday season:
1. Brief your children beforehand as to what to expect. Answer their questions, then tell them that at the airport, they are to follow your and other adults'... Read more »
As a parent blogger for EP, I've mostly drawn upon my memories of parenting my 15 year old son for material. But a recent post by "Mandy" under the blog about "Bullying and Sportsmanship" made me recall a truly seminal series of events in my childhood. It concerns bullying, group dynamics, school... Read more »
My last blog posting included a list of "15 Things I Want To Do With My Son Before He Is 16". So, as you can guess, I am a member of that breed known as Listmakers. The story I want to share with you in this posting has stayed in my computer... Read more »
Well, we've finally gotten our back-to-school routine going, and that has brought with it a set of not-so-unusual challenges. We are coping with an increase in the amount of responsibility a 15-year-old boy (now in ninth grade) should be expected to fulfill in terms of a morning routine. (I'll be writing more about that soon!)... Read more »
I guess this comes up because, if you're watching "Nancy Grace," or even just the news and have heard about the Casey Anthony story, you have a front-row seat to a family where parents have been listening to a child lie for, well, apparently quite some time.
But it shouldn't take some ... Read more »
Now, look, I know this isn't a political blog. But Sarah Palin's situation -- having a 17-year-old daughter who is pregnant -- provides a teachable moment for ourselves, and, more importantly, for our kids. Obviously the abstinence-only message didn't work for Palin's daughter. Do you think that abstinence-only education works, in... Read more »