Category Archives: Rules

Parenting Wisdom for Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong should have listened to this parenting wisdom: The punishment for lying will always be worse than the punishment for the action. Taking responsibility for our actions is a fundamental value. As parents, it’s how we teach fairness, empathy … Continue reading

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No do-over.

We have a law in Canada that allows you to seal your juvenile criminal record. Our court system recognizes that young offenders should not permanently be held accountable for the errors of youth once they’ve become adults. From shoplifting to … Continue reading

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Evil doesn’t always wear a big, black hat.

Bear with me. This is a long intro. What started as a Twitter discussion about how to explain death and tragedy to children—such as the event Aurora, Colorado—became a discussion about “evil”. Unfortunately, the challenge (and the charm) of Twitter … Continue reading

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Let’s keep this a secret.

“Let’s keep this a secret.” These words are poison. One of my parenting fears that never goes away is sexual abuse—the lifelong pain that victims carry cannot be underestimated. I will do everything in my power to keep my child … Continue reading

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