"I will kill you mother f*&^$%. I will stab you," she said. And there was more. A full on rant. I can't seem to recall additional pieces of the swearing that was taking place but it seemed to go on and on. This wasn't the latest Netflix series, so there was no mute button for … Continue reading Can You Please Watch Your Mouth?
Helicopter parents. We all have seen them at the playground, hovering around their child's rear end as they climb a ladder. Or constantly reminding their child to be careful at various platforms throughout the jungle-gym. I've been there. The last thing I want to experience is my son or daughter getting hurt, and it's only … Continue reading Trust Children When Engaging in Risky Play
A recent article in the New York Time's about Playborhoods has me thinking about many roles I play as a dad, and one that I am concerned about is being a "helicopter parent" a term used for the parent that can't let go of providing guidance to their child. The root cause of such helicoptering … Continue reading Oh No! I’m Afraid That I May Be a Helicopter Dad