Category Archives: laughter in parenting
“The Parental Grapevine!”
A Cluster of Transformational Parenting Practices
Parenting Teen Turbulence … A Mixed Bag!
This post marks the end of our looking back at what might have been your parenting experiences. Parenting Teen Turbulence … A Mixed Bag! is all about what you’re experiencing currently. Keep these words in mind … It’s a Mixed Bag!
Level Seven: The Savings & Loan in Your Heart!
Imagine for a moment that your heart has a Savings & Loan on the premises. Let’s call it your “Heart-Bank.” Your daughter’s account was activated the moment you laid eyes on her at birth. Over the years, automatic deposits and withdrawals were made on her behalf … based on the amount of joy or sadness she brought into your life. Throughout her childhood, she generated hefty deposits – all the “good stuff.” Her withdrawals were kept to a minimum.
Even during the Terrible Two’s, your child still made more deposits than withdrawals. But things changed a bit during adolescence. Her deposits and withdrawals were a bit more even-handed – 50/50. Nowadays, the Turbulence of your daughter’s teen years is having a devastating impact on her account. By age 16, she will have depleted all her savings. She already owes the Heart-Bank an embarrassing sum in overdraft fees … and her adolescence is not even half over. If she were not bone of your bone and flesh of your flesh, her account would be in Collections! NEXT! read more …