The key to remaining sane as a parent to a pre-teen/teenager

I’m beginning to think that the key to remaining sane while parenting a pre-teen/teenager is learning to be ok with being regarded as a failure and a disappointment by your child because of your frustrating inability to bend spacetime, lack of infinite cash (available on demand), and general failure be ready to serve at a […]

Support groups for parents

Is there a support group for parents? This is really hard! 😕

When kids start treating the staff poorly

Reconcilable Differences #66, titled “Inherent Injustice”, is both hilarious and cringeworthy for parents. The hosts, Merlin Mann and John Siracusa, were talking about raising young kids, setting examples for them, and issuing parental edicts.

Being a parent gives you superpowers

You know how we tell our kids that we have superpowers like being able to see them doing crazy stuff through walls? Well, sometimes those aren’t myths.

I channelled Yoda with our kids without meaning to

You know how you channel your parents when you become a parent? I went a step further and channelled Yoda!

The VR headset made our kids disappear

Our son recently received a VR headset and watching them use it prompted a few deep thoughts about the risks of VR to kids already consumed by digital screens.

My letter to my Mom thanking her for what she did for me

I was invited to write a letter to my Mom for Michal’s blog, AllThingsMomSydney. It was an opportunity to tell my Mom how much I appreciate what she did for me as a young parent still figuring it all out.

Parent hack for kids with devices

We have kids with devices and we came up with what I think is an ingenious parent hack to make sure they dress, eat and brush teeth in the mornings.

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