I often think about the old days when I was a kid. The good times we had and how we always found ways of having fun without the electronic distractions of today. One of my fondest memories as a kid was playing Tweeter in the winter. Unless you grew up in Winnipeg back in the early 70’s you likely won’t know what I mean by Tweeter. Tweeter was a street hockey game invented by kids on the street.Read More
Brad and Lucy bought a cherry orchard in Penticton, B.C. Brad ran a drywall company for many years but, like many at his age, reached a point of mid-life crisis, “what am I going to do with my life?” And Lucy felt much the same.Read More
I used to roll my eyes when my parents or grandparents used to say things like “when I was your age my two brothers and I shared one bedroom!” But they did understand that times change. Sometimes we, as parents, have to laugh at ourselves. A great example of this is the famous Monty Python sketch,Read More
It is remarkable what you can get out of children when they are away from their parents. They will tell you things that will make you smile, and make you cry. In the focus group sessions with kids, it wavered not. I wish I would have taken video. However, I found this wonderful blog with some great content and this video,Read More
It’s never a good story when people take things too far. Over-parenting is the classic gone-too-far trait. Sometimes the consequences can be devastating to the relationship between parent and child. I had a recent conversation with a friend of mine who shared a not so great experience.
John, a former baseball pitcher back in the day, who spent some time in the minors (a short time) is now actively involved with coaching. He is a good coach, but a bit intense.Read More
It indirectly stems from the research I did for writing The Hovering Game. Never a day went by when I didn’t get some level of response regarding the need for a book to address helicopter parenting issues. It fuelled my passion to fix things. I am a solution based person, I hate when people complain about things but never offer ways to solve the problem.Read More