Super Mom Realization

Don’t read this over dinner…it’s kinda gross.   So, the morning was a bit different than usual. I was a bit late coming home from the gym so Leah took the older ones to school and left me with the 3 little ones. It was pleasant, I had 20 minutes until Erin and Bet-z woke up so I sat down to breakfast with Spencer. I gave him a bit of doughnut so he could bite of bits of it. . . BUT he promptly stuffed the whole thing in his mouth. One hurdle jumped.   Entertaining? Yes, but the “different” isn’t over.   Then Erin came out of her room. My first need is to attach the upper brain to the lower brain, the lizard brain so I looked at her and said a big and cheerful “good morning” and held my breath. A moment later the...

Digital Heroin

I’m struggling as a parent right now. Our goal is to limit screen time for the 9 year old and up to 2 hours per day and we have tools in place for that. But…about 9 months ago, the 16 (now 17) year old went out and bought a 3DS XL without our consent. After 5 warnings (I know, I shouldn’t give that many warnings) I asked for the device yesterday to which he refused as he has done probably 3-5 times in the last few months. Today after school he ran away for a couple of hours to “Some where, where I can play video games with out you clawing at my neck.” It is not coincidence that this video came across my desk today: Here’s the associated article. Read at your own risk. It is changing my thinking today. Digital...

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