I read Tobin's spectacular article, My Son Is a Gifted Program Reject, and I'm OK With That on Scary Mommy and loved it. I found more of Tobin's work on his blog and soon discovered he's not only wicked funny, I also found his perspective on parenting to be refreshing and insightful. From tackling difficult topics to the logistics of … Continue reading 10 Ways Parents are Dirty Liars.
Maybe My Child is “Gifted”, Maybe Not, Maybe It Doesn’t Matter.
Daniel, my first born, has always been an inquisitive little guy. He was more interested in babbling and listening to books being read than walking or climbing as a baby. As a toddler, his favorite thing to do was recite letters and numbers on flash cards. Now he's three, about to enter preschool and he'll … Continue reading Maybe My Child is “Gifted”, Maybe Not, Maybe It Doesn’t Matter.
Talking about Race Takes an Unexpected Turn.
This morning, Daniel, my three-year-old sweet and wild child was having breakfast after waking up unusually late. My (almost!) one-year-old baby gal Penelope had been awake for hours and was happily crawling around the living room. So I took my cup of coffee in the kitchen so I could spend some time with Daniel while … Continue reading Talking about Race Takes an Unexpected Turn.
The problem with “You’re OK”
One common phrase we, as parents, have tried to avoid using is the classic "You're OK". It seems like a perfectly harmless phrase and I understand why it's used so frequently. The kid falls, hurts himself and you quickly pat his back and say, "You're OK" because you want him to be OK and diffuse … Continue reading The problem with “You’re OK”
Why Moms Give a Crap About Mother’s Day
Every year, I hear at least one person whine about Mother's Day. Ugh. I have to get a card. I have to go buy something. Stupid, commercialized holiday. I have to go visit Mom. I know many kids and spouses who couldn't muster up a crap about Mother's Day. But, I think most mothers really … Continue reading Why Moms Give a Crap About Mother’s Day