You are standing in the check out line at the grocery store dreading the nagging you are sure to get from the kids about buying another pack of gum. All the stuff at the check out line is a total temptation for the kids, and a total irritation for you. Sounds like it is time to start giving your children an allowance so they can start spending their own money. It can be a difficult thing to start, there are so many questions about how to do it and how much to give.
“HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I TOLD YOU TO STOP DOING THAT?”
“IT IS TIME TO GO. GET IN THE CAR NOW!”
“BECAUSE I SAID SO.”
If you have ever found yourself yelling at your children then those phrases are probably familiar to you.
There is nothing better than a great belly laugh. How many times have you heard someone say that? Well, there may be some truth in that statement. Research has shown the benefits of laughter range from strengthening the immune system to reducing food cravings, even to increasing a person’s threshold for pain.
Who could forget the scene in Sex and the City when Carrie Bradshaw and Big are sitting in bed together after a long day and Carrie cracks open the book Love Letters of Great Men.
She reads love letters by some of the greatest poets, writers, and artists of all times, like Voltaire and Beethoven.
We all want the best for our kids. We want them to have it all but do we put too much pressure on our children these days? Is our need to have successful children, to have kids that are the best on the field, best in the class, best on the stage creating unrealistic expectations for them and for ourselves? These days there is a lot of pressure on our children to be the best at everything. That is a lot to live up to. Are we putting too much pressure on our kids?