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?
I am on the train, returning from visiting Syracuse University with my son. It wasn’t a traditional junior-year college visit because he had already been accepted under “early decision” and had already committed. Nonetheless, the experience was probably pretty similar to the college visits many kids and parents embark on. For my son and me, it was truly awesome. Yeah, I used the over-used “A” word, because it perfectly captures the spirit of the past 24 hours best.
How many times have you “gone for it” only to find it worked? Sometimes, in life, taking a risk is the BEST option and the BEST way to go. Are our kids willing to take a chance, in the right circumstance? My son took a HUGE risk – which I wrote about – and it paid off in wonderful and unexpected ways. THAT is our topic this Thursday, April 2 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9ET.
I’m a firm believer that if you don’t take risks, you will likely not get many rewards. Life is tough. I even think it’s tougher today – for our kids – than it was for me/us when we grew up. I’ve written about the importance of taking risks before, but I have a very personal story to share now.
The Empty-Nest Syndrome. We all hear about it but when our kids are young we believe it’s so far away. Trust me, it happens in the blink-of-an-eye. We are a few months away from our second son leaving for college. Are you prepared for the empty-nest? Will your kids even be able to leave home? More kids are returning home – after college – to live than ANY time in our history – I believe it’s over 80% for extended periods of time! This Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET we will TAKE on the Empty-Nest for those in the throes of it and those that will face it – hopefully!
It’s the 70’s again. It’s Raining Men and I’d Love to Love You, Baby. We’re going to Boogie Oogie Oogie because You SHOULD Be Dancing. Life is grand so I’m Stayin’ Alive because Heaven Is Missing An Angel (my wife) and I Feel Love from so many! Hey, It’s a Funky Town, so Don’t Leave Me This Way, because I WILL SURVIVE and feel no Shame! So, join us in your bell bottoms, leisure suits, and platforms shoes! – this Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
Sometimes, I envy my dogs’ lives! So simple. The world is a complicated place these days – always has been. But, as a parent we face concerns beyond ourselves. Let’s share what is on OUR minds – whether it be serious or light this Thursday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. I might have a cool giveaway, too!
Ah, the joys of sleeping. Do you think men and women approach and do sleeping at all differently? Well, of course they do because – gulp – men and women are so inherently different, as this 25th installment in this blog series will demonstrate with its usual careful analysis, astute observation, and painstaking research!