This is a tough question because like most moral questions, there are nuances to it. For those familiar with AA and Al-Anon, the idea of rescuing a loved one is front and center. IF your loved one is an adult the general thinking is that rescuing = enabling. However, when do we stop “rescuing” our children? When do they begin to “own” their own actions? Of course I do not mean life and death situations, but forgetting to do homework? Do YOU do it for them?
Category Archives: Moral Question of the Week
Can a Parent Ever Dislike One of Their Kids?
What Should @Sony Do? #Politics
Our Moral Question of the Week is a bit more global in nature but it still does concern what is right and wrong!
Sony Corporation has exhibited some questionable behavior in light of the extensive cyber-attack on them. Should Sony still find a way to release “The Interview?” Should Sony fire Amy Pascal?
And finally, should Sony go ahead with production of “Requiem for an Interview,” starring Al Sharpton and Amy Pascal?
What’s More Important for You and Your Kids: Being Popular, Good, or Successful? #DadChat
We’re talking popularity at #DadChat this week so I thought our Moral Question of the Week should be related. Which do you want for yourself and your kids: to be popular, successful, or to be good? Yes, you have to choose one! Please answer in the comments section, below!
Are Your Feelings Your Moral Guide? #DadChat
We live in a world that seems to be governed by “feelings.” The classic therapy question is, “How do you feel (about that)?” Well, SHOULD our feelings be our guide in life and decisions? THAT is this week’s Moral Question of the Week. Add your thoughts in the comment section, below…
Can a Banana be Politically Correct?
It’s time our Moral Question of the Week took on something hard! The other day my wife threw out, what appeared to me, perfectly good bananas. She said because they were covered with brown spots she believed that they were no longer good. She said doctors say there’s too much sugar in them at that point. I always thought that the slightly brown-patched bananas were actually better and tastier. What do you think?
Am I Asking Too Much to Expect Replies to my Calls, Emails, and Texts? #Communication
Do You Believe (in The Serenity Prayer)?
Anyone who has a family member or friend in AA has heard of The Serenity Prayer. You don’t have to be part of AA to either agree with it (or not). It says, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” This week’s Moral Question is: Do you believe (in it)? Or do you believe we have more control than the prayer implies?