If you are a parent, you’ve most likely heard your kids utter the words, “It’s not fair”. That sinful nature comes out without a thought as if it is an automatic response ingrained in their being. After all, so much of what we learn about ourselves and others is a result of looking at what […]
Teens today seem to be having a difficult time handling disappointment. Maybe it is because they’ve always gotten a participation award for all the sports activities. Maybe it’s because as parents we have bent over backwards trying to make sure that our kids have everything they want or need. Maybe it’s because our kids don’t […]
Sitting in the driver’s seat of our son’s 1996 Camry in rush hour traffic, I could feel the shift of the engine revving up. I was sitting on an exit ramp with nowhere to go. Even with my foot on the brake, the minute I let up to inch forward I could feel the car […]
It didn’t take long for me to realize that my kid was still angry at me. Sitting at the breakfast table there was no small-talk to be had. Focused on the food in front of her, I sensed the “I’m not going to acknowledge you” communication. It had all started innocently, but had become a […]
“F-You,” came the shocking words flung in anger from her 12 year old son. It was the first time his mom had heard words like that come out of his mouth.
Years ago I found myself in the middle of a decision. And I agonized over it. Would I say ‘yes’ to an opportunity that would only happen once in a lifetime or stay home with my tween who had a birthday that weekend? Today, I find myself in a similar situation. This time my kid […]