Category Archives: Raisin’ Kids

Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide

A young girl I know tried to commit suicide recently. She didn’t succeed, thank God, but it made me think about what makes a child want to commit suicide. Is it getting bullied? A bad grade? Moving from one location to another? The loss of a friend? Parents getting divorced? It could be ANYTHING. Anything… Read More…

Teach Your Kids to Feel, By Example

I can’t believe how often I see adults throwing temper tantrums. They huff and they puff and they blow their cool right out the window. Something gets them emotional and they lose themselves while letting off steam. They throw things, punch holes in the wall, slam doors, scream, cry, wring their hands together, hyperventilate, spew hate-filled… Read More…

Teach Your Kids to Feel, By Example

Shame Lasts a Lifetime

Shame Lasts a Lifetime

When I was five years old I remember sitting with my dad at the breakfast table.  We were eating the french toast my mom had just made for us.  My dad asked me how I liked it and I said, “It’s good, but not as good as grandpa’s.” My mother felt hurt and insulted.  Upon… Read More…

Have Fun Be Safe

Have Fun Be Safe

I don’t think I ever walked out of the house I grew up in without hearing the  words havefunbesafe. It didn’t matter if I was riding my bike around the neighborhood, playing tag on the front lawn or driving off in my first car; before I took one step outside the door my parents told… Read More…