Posts Tagged: parenting

How to Survive Studying with Children

Distance learning is hard.  Studying from home takes enormous amounts of self-discipline, motivation, and perseverance—even more so for those of us who have children.  As an AU graduate with two children, I discovered some tips and tricks along the way to manage the chaos of studying at home with kids. Plan Ahead This is probably… Read more »

Fit Student (Bonus Edition!)—Bond with your Kids

Do you want to know best way to bond with your tots and teens?  Playful parenting. My step dad was a master of playful parenting.  He’d arm wrestle me, often letting me win.  Or if he won repetitively, I’d hit him, and he’d cry out a playful, “Wah!”  Or he’d flex his biceps and cry,… Read more »

The AUthor Series—Home Ice, by Angie Abdou

“The more we try to keep up with the Joneses in terms of preparing our little athletes for future success, the less likely we are to leave ourselves time to enjoy the simple pleasures of family life.” – Angie Abdou, in Home Ice.     If hockey parents aren’t shrieking in the stands this winter, it’s because… Read more »

Dear Barb—My Husband’s Keeper

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been married for ten years and we have three young children.  We live fairly close to my husband’s parents, so they have been quite involved with our family life.  My problem is with my mother-in-law.  I have always struggled to get along with her, but as she’s getting… Read more »

Dear Barb – To Serve or Protect

Dear Barb: My sister and I each have two children.  Mine are 10 and 12 and hers are 16 and 18.  We have always had different ways of raising them: I am a very protective parent, while my sister is more relaxed.  We’ve had an ongoing debate about whether a parent should shield their children… Read more »