Showing posts from August, 2020

Parenting Should Come With A Warning Label!

Parents, do you remember when we were young and free and didn't have a care in the world? Remember how we used to think that our parents needed to lighten up and have a little more fun? We were so happy-go-lucky. We weren't afraid of anything back then, huh? Well, now, all these years later, I'm wondering what the heck happened to us? I'll tell you what I think happened to us... We became parents. I remember being a that big tough guy in a little boy's body who never showed fear or shed a tear. Then I grew up into a big man's body as a parent and then somehow became a little crybaby again. It's crazy. I've been blindsided somehow by all of this, and I bet you have too, huh? Has this ever happened to you? I'm watching a movie with my kids, and some kid gets hurt, and for some crazy reason, I'll silently begin crying. I try to hide it the best I can. But my kids hear me sniffling and see the moist eyes. Then laugh and make fun of me. It's a pre

How To Stop Losing Your Temper With Your Kids And Have Better Anger Management As A Parent

As a parent you may find yourself dealing with daily situations in which you may get frustrated with your child. While such challenges may be more common with your teen age child, it can also occur with your own adult child who may or may not also have his or her own children. How can you make sure that such situations do not make you yell and lose your temper? The first step is to manage your expectations during your encounter with your child. Almost everyone has expectations of what they want for themselves and for those around them. This includes parents having expectations from their children or children from their parents or friends from their friends. A few years go, a friend of mine was upset because his son had refused to invite him to his grandson's birthday party. His first instinct was to call and tell him off on the phone, but he decided to say nothing and carry on as if it was no big deal. He told me he had high blood pressure and losing his temper and getting angry wo