Kids

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Smells Like Teen Spirit

I’m less than a year into my tenure as the father of a teenager and I think I’m losing. I’m not sure if I’m losing a game, a battle or a war… maybe all three. When I tell people who have been through their own dreaded parent-of-a-teenager years of my struggles with my teen, they […]

Emotional Rescue

Emotional Rescue

My friends without kids ask me all the time: “What is life with kids like?” I’m lying. They never ask me that. But if they did, I’d let them know that having kids is like being on a constant emotional rollercoaster. The older they get, the more twists and turns on the tracks. A friend […]

The End Is Near!

The End Is Near!

As we are nearing the final days of the school year, I’d like to reflect on the things I’ve learned about my kids’ schools. Here are some of my observations from over the years… There’s no threat of the paddle. Y’see, for some of our younger readers, school officials back in the ‘80s (and before, […]