January 29, 2008

Common Parenting Mistakes

No parent — indeed, no person — intentionally makes mistakes, but in our innocence as humans, we all make mistakes unintentionally. Here is a short list of some of the more common ones parents make:

* Overexplaining

* Making assumptions

* Passing on constraints

* Child be in charge

Full story: Beware of common parenting mistakes




March 26, 2007

Extreme parenting: Spiralling out of control

“Stories of extreme parenting and our overachieving, overscheduled kids are so ubiquitous that it’s hard to separate the issues from the hype. It seems that there’s a new angle each week: Kids are loading up on too many AP classes, they are cultivating passions to impress college admissions officers, they are exhausted, and yet they are competing for bragging rights over who is the most stressed.”

Full story: Extreme Parenting…