Your Child is Ordinary – Congratulations!

Your Child is Ordinary – Congratulations!

If there is one fear that is common to most of the parents I have encountered, it is this: “My child is ordinary.” It’s as if they have been insulted, or worse still, rejected in some way. Where does this fear come from? Why is there such a need for us – parents...
The State of Childhood Today

The State of Childhood Today

When did childhood become about the number of activities engaged in, enrichment classes attended or grades on a school tests? By the time our children are in middle school they are already plagued by a competition that is cut-throat, painfully aware of the price of...
The Shadow of the ‘Normal’ Family

The Shadow of the ‘Normal’ Family

“This is not a dysfunctional family,” the lawyer for 16-year-old Alex Hribal, the 16-year-old boy accused to stabbing 22 people at his high school insists. “They’re like the Brady Bunch. These parents are active with their two...

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