My 16-year-old son has an interest in photography. To pursue that interest, he started posting his pics on Instagram (@nathaniel_osborne). He also has an interest in cooking. To pursue that, he has applied for a summer internship working in a kitchen. In all of his pursuits, my wife and I try to support and encourage him. As … Continue reading Fostering Dreams
What is your greatest strength? Think hard. What about you makes you most effective as a communicator, worker, social being, and parent? For some, the answer is honesty. For others, the ability to listen. Still others will say that their greatest strength is their work ethic. For me, it’s the willingness to accept accountability. Like … Continue reading Accepting Accountability
In 2008, actress/model Jenny McCarthy appeared on Larry King Live and argued that vaccines can cause autism. Since then, she and a couple of now discredited doctors have spread false stories and written books, giving rise to a growing anti-vax movement. We now have parents getting misinformation that can severely damage the lives and well-being … Continue reading Vaccinate Your Kids!
The face of your own sleeping child is a beautiful thing. It's beautiful for the obvious reason - kids are adorable. But it's also beautiful because it's a moment of solitude for a stressed-out parent. You've just tried in vain to calm your screaming child for the last hour-and-a-half, and finally ... finally the house … Continue reading On Your Last Nerve? It’s Okay to Say It.