The Importance of Listening to Your Teen Complain

It is important to listen to your teenager complain. But this can be hard to do for 2 reasons: It’s super annoying It seems like a waste of time But teenagers need to complain. And you are positioned to be their best listener. We might feel scared about listening to our teen complain if doing Read more about The Importance of Listening to Your Teen Complain[…]

You Love Having Kids, But Do You Love Being a Parent?

I read and enjoyed a great book last year called The Meaning of Wife that explored things like the wedding industrial complex and the history of female ownership, among other topics. One idea from the book that jumped out was that while most women want to be a bride, fewer and fewer of us want Read more about You Love Having Kids, But Do You Love Being a Parent?[…]

You May Not Know Your Own Children

Mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the Columbine shooters, recently wrote a memoir. Part of the introduction states, “the ultimate message of this book is terrifying: you may not know your own children, and, worse yet, your children may be unknowable to you.” In retrospect Sue Klebold identifies her son as being fatally depressed. Journals Read more about You May Not Know Your Own Children[…]