Raising a tween means paying more attention to your facial expressions. And getting him or her to take more showers.
Avoiding hubris keeps us parents hungry, innovative, humble, and focused on our clients. Uh, we mean, kids.
The 14-going-on-20-but-still-back-at-7-year-old is in the middle of this meadow. I’m there with her, alongside and holding her hand periodically, other times I lag a step behind her confident gait.
One father learns the punishment and the crime don’t always match up when children don’t meet one’s own growing expectations.
Conscious decision to foster daughter’s childhood rather than prep for adulthood results in parental pride in this tween.
I’d crack wise and witty about your laziness, judging how you’d rather keep your toddler distracted than have to actually engage and be present as a parent.