So, you just found out you birthed a Picasso, and you’re not sure what to do next? When my daughter was in middle school, she was accepted into an accelerated art track, and I realized that I was not the…
Column addresses the message from the film “Race to Nowhere” and the stress teens face in high school to get good grades to gain entry to competitive colleges.
Parents_R_People_Column_March-April_2011 (pdf 528k)
Amy Chua is sparking controversy across the country — enraging, intriguing and inciting discussion over her recent bestselling book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” in which she reveals her strict parenting style. Most parents want their children to reach…
The rules of teen dating have changed dramatically in the last thirty years. Whatever happened to courting?
Parents_R_People_Column_Jan-Feb_2011 (pdf 532k)
This column discusses how gift giving for older kids becomes a bit less magical and covers house rules for college kids returning on break.
Column_Gift_Giving_Nov-Dec_2010 (pdf 864k)
From the time children are babies they are trying to break free. As soon as toddlers can stand and take their first wobbly steps, they start to run. Invariably, they run away, racing out into the world, arms outstretched —…
The craziness of back to school shopping with high school students and Back to School Night shockers for parents.
Parents_R_People_column_Sept-Oct_2010 (pdf 868k)
By the time your child is entering her junior year in high school, you should consider visiting colleges. Back in the last century, my folks never took me to visit any colleges until I was accepted, but it is a…
This article describes the nature of communications between parents and their college-age children in the 21st century.
Parents_R_People_July-Aug_2010 (pdf 905k)