The Etiquette of the Parental Reprimand

Okay, so I need a second opinion here. I think that if you completely ignore your parents’ yelling at you, you can’t hold a grudge about being yelled at. Either they made a polite suggestion that you are free to ignore and thus no hard feelings, they expressed their feelings as fellow housemates and youContinue reading “The Etiquette of the Parental Reprimand”

How To Get Along With Your Teenage Child.

I was just reading a parenting article.  I saw the title Surviving the Teenaged Years. and thought I need to read this.  It was the normal blah blah, mild punishments of short duration. Actually I thought the short duration of punishments was for training dogs, you know if you don’t punish the dog immediately itContinue reading “How To Get Along With Your Teenage Child.”

Teenagers and Trust

I have 4 daughters, if you only include humans.  Given my topic today is how far to trust children out of your sight I think it’s safe to only include the humans because I don’t let the pets leave the place without supervision. I love pets!  I believe all animals have rights but I doContinue reading “Teenagers and Trust”

I Wrote A Poem; I Hate You All! – My family not my readers

I told my fish to stop their fighting & they bit each others tails. I told my kids to stop their fighting & my husband laughed in gales.   I asked the grey cat to please stop drinking my lovely cup of tea. Smokie looked solemnly at his water bowl then stared straight back atContinue reading “I Wrote A Poem; I Hate You All! – My family not my readers”