Music Makes the Parenting Mark

Music Makes the Parenting Mark

This piece originally appeared in the August 2018 ‘Music’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine. When your kids were small you barely needed to do anything beyond breathing to win their adoration. With teenagers, however, it sometimes seems the mere act of breathing itself can...

I’m Jealous of my Teenager

The Boy came home one evening recently and told me, “My friends are super excited about moving away to college. I don’t get it!” “What don’t you get?” I asked him. The Boy replied, “Mike and Mark both told me they can’t wait to get away from their parents.” I...

My 15 Year-Old Son Never Listens

I got this question the other day from a mother in my neighbourhood: My 15 year old son loves to be alone with his cell phone and laptop. It doesn’t seem like he has time for his family anymore. He never listens to me and he teases his 9 year-old brother...