Parenting is terrifying, if this novella is any indication. And Schweblin makes much of the sheer terror of parenting
Board Game Symposium: Why don’t I play games with these gorgeous beasts I gave birth to? Am I just a bad mother? I think the answer is probably yes…
Four kids into my own parenting journey, I have learned a few things to do/not do, and seems like a good time to break out a few bits of hard earned wisdom.
To be or not to be, that is the question.
My kids are unfamiliar with want. It was the constant, extended wanting that made me resolved to remove myself from poverty as an adult; my kids will have to find the motivation for that elsewhere.
My son cannot understand why anyone cared if the Hindenburg blew up because he is eleven years old and thinks the world is an anime.
Love is an active decision we make after being thrown together by fate or destiny.
In robotics, my son had found his “thing”, an organized activity which he enjoys and in which he excels. The only unsolicited information I get about his days at school is when he updates me on the progress of his team’s robot. On the team there are coders, builders, and drivers. “I’m a coder,” he likes to remind me.
Goodbye hippy parenting, hello guided reading levels
If the shutdown continues, many families will have to deal with changes in their lifestyles. How much do kids need to know, and when?
Looking towards an empty nest.
I felt so disappointed for my son in his inability to excel at baseball. I had simply concluded that he lacked talent, and that was that. Of course, I would cheer him on and encourage him as long as he was interested, but, I assumed, the writing was on the wall. I pigeonholed him as “not an athlete”, just like me. Knowing now that it is quite likely that his vision was at least partially to blame for his trouble is a humbling reminder: our kids are not just small versions of ourselves.
Kazzy might have had more fun at the park than his kids this day.
Dee Dee Blancharde abused her daughter Gypsy for more than two decades. She did so with the sanction and encouragement of medical professionals. Predictably, Gypsy is being required to pay the price.