parenting

Teen Forced to Sign ‘Mom Contract’ to Get iPhone
The day a teen gets his or her own iPhone is usually one of the happiest of their youth. They're finally seen as responsible, semi-independent individuals. However, this 13-year-old, whose mother decided to attach her own 18-point agreement of rules and guidelines in exchange for the phone, mig…
Parenting – What Matters?
I read a lot of articles on the internet and have found some really interesting blogs.  I'm the parent of two teenage girls, well one of them will be 20 soon, but you get the idea.  Today, in my reading I found an article about what really matters (by Lauren Rosenfeld, M.A., M.Ed., Au…
I’ve Heard of Helicoptor Moms, but Tiger Mom?
Amy Chua the author of a book titled "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom" and she's causing quite a stir among American parents.  Time Magazine references many of the "incidents" outlined in her book including one during which she forced her then seven year old daughter to practice a p…