Archive - November, 2012

A Strong-Willed Child Can “Wear You Slap Out”

picture of strong willed girl

She wears me "slap out."

What is a strong-willed child? Here’s my best definition:

“He won’t give up until you give in!”

The methods of each strong-willed child may be different, but the result is the same. They simply wear you down; or as my dad used to say, “I’m wore slap out.” Continue Reading…

A TALE OF TWO DADDIES

 

Pic of Two Daddies

Daddy #1 often seemed unreasonable with his kids. He seemed harsh, overbearing and demanding. He said to me that kids should be servants, not masters. I wondered if he took that a little too far. He ruled with an iron fist and was quick to voice his opinion strongly, forcefully, and often loudly.

He disciplined severely and encouraged others to do the same with their kids.

It seemed to me that he was leading his kids in such a way that the only kiss they would give him would be a goodbye kiss. They would rebel at the first chance.

They didn’t. So I ask, “Why not?” Continue Reading…