behavior

Parenting

I’ve Got to Stop Threatening My Kids

First-grade girls are really cute, but they can be surprisingly mean. That was the consensus among my fellow first-grade moms during a recent bitch session. One mom shared that whenever her daughter tries to play with other girls, her BFF threatens to end their friendship. This didn’t shock me because I’ve seen my own kid […]

Parenting

Honesty vs. Manners

It’s rarely disputed by parents, but seems to always surprise aunts and uncles, friends and random strangers; it’s just a simple truth of childhood: if you ask a kid a question, he’ll give you a no holds barred, honest answer.