Welcome to my 5 part series on Parent Involvement called Tangled! A tricky and often messy subject worthy of controversy. In this series, I’ll try and untangle the common parenting dilemmas related to our roles as disciplinarians, mediators, teachers, coaches and therapists.
How much you should help your 1st grader on their homework? How should you intervene if you daughter is picked on by other girls? Or should you?
What if your child constantly complains about their teacher? What if your child athlete isn’t maximizing his potential on the playing field?
Should your home be a dictatorship or a democracy? Do you want your child’s friends to hang out at your house?
You may want to shake or hug me, and that may shift depending on which post in the series you’re reading. With no parenting manual exiting the womb with a crying newborn, we might as well learn from parents whose children are blowing their own bubbles out in the real world.
These parents, like me, now sit back with excitement and trepidation. We watch their bubbles soar up into the blue, praying and hoping not too many pop in their face. We privately yearn for repeated validation that we did our number one job well. Read more