Parenting Today: How Are You Raising The Future

Everyday Celebration Of Parenting Every year at this time, in North America and other places today is celebrated as Mother’s Day. My personal view is that every day is a day to take even a minute and celebrate all who are parenting in some way shape or form. However, at the heart of days like today is the wish to make a special note and shout out, as they say, the celebrant. Author Robert A. Heinlein said this about mothers: “Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” It

Parenting In the New Millennium

We all have our stories of “when I was growing up.” Some of them perfect, some not-so-perfect and others falling in between. Celebrity watch is another thing that normally is not on my menu. However, in recent months, one keeps popping up on my table. A young one. “If Newborn Babies Could Speak They Would Be The Most Intelligent Beings On Planet Earth,” — Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) September 12, 2013 Funnily, Jaden did not come to my attention on Twitter until he announced that he was leaving the flock. Such

In Our News – Unruly and Untamed Children

One item of news caught my attention yesterday. Now, those who know me well might be surprised that watching or reading the news has seemingly been restored on my agenda. Being very particular what feeds my mind, two news stories were on the menu for two very different reasons but both related to children, discipline and parenting. Stale though one may be, it lends credence to yesterday’s ‘breaking-news’ here in my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. Let us briefly look at that one first. Unruly Children A video surfaced of a