It's parenting. Get over it.

I often hear from parents how hard it is to raise kids. And, truthfully, it is. In fact, among peers, you often hear what amounts to a parental match of ping-pong—attempting to win the coveted status of “parent with the hardest job.” We love to highlight all the reasons why our particular situation is harder than the next family’s. Our complaints become our rationale for why our lives aren’t as together as we wish they were.    ... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | 0 comments
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Rhythm Over Rules

When parents get stressed or overwhelmed, we make rules. It’s like a reflex for most of us. Then in typical fashion, we look up days or weeks later only to discover that our rules are more bark than bite. The truth is, kids need rules. They need boundaries. The problem is that parents must be able to enforce the rules effectively or the training our kids receive is that Mom or Dad’s word is no good. It’s a chink in the armor of your parenting that they will and... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 0 comments
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Fearless, Tech-Smart Parenting

Every parent I know is facing the same fears and asking the same questions about their kids and technology...   How do I monitor their online activity? Are my kids targets of cyber predators? Is cyber bullying really something my kids are struggling with? Have my kids been exposed to inappropriate material online?   These are just some of the questions parents are asking. These are fearful days if you are raising kids. Most parents are relatively... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 0 comments
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