My Family’s Slave


All photos courtesy of Alex Tizon and his family.   She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was. By: Alex Tizon/ The Atlantic   The ashes filled a black plastic box about the size ofContinue reading “My Family’s Slave”

The 10 Worst Things You Could Ever Call Your Child


By: Maureen Healy Ever call your child a brat? Words have the power to wound or lift our hearts. This isn’t new news. Of course, the challenge is when you are small and new to the world — the words you hear help shape your self-esteem and ultimately, worldview. Since I specialize in helping highly sensitive childrenContinue reading “The 10 Worst Things You Could Ever Call Your Child”

We Don’t Spoil Our Children Anymore — We Entitle Them


How much is too much to give your children? Consider this: For everything you give your child, you are taking something away. This applies to buying your teenager a new car, giving them the down payment on a home, or leaving them $100,000 when you die. The typical parent, at all income levels, imbibes theContinue reading “We Don’t Spoil Our Children Anymore — We Entitle Them”

Coupled who forced their kids to swallow hot sauce-now have to pay their kids


A couple in Norrtalie, north of Stockholm Sweden , was sentenced to pay damages to their kids after forcing them to swallow Tabasco sauce as punishment for telling lies. “As this is a case of small and defenceless children the offence cannot be regarded as minor,” wrote one of the judges in passing sentence. According to the children,Continue reading “Coupled who forced their kids to swallow hot sauce-now have to pay their kids”

Kidstuff: A brief moment of Pride


As a parent, I was always proud of my children.   I’ts normal to think your child is exceptional , and its particularly rewarding when you hear kind words about your children from others.   My son was in third grade when we moved to Sacramento and his sister was in day care. Parent teacher meetings areContinue reading “Kidstuff: A brief moment of Pride”