Are Parents Nurturing or Spoiling Kids; a Happiness Dilemma

Nurturing or Spoiling, A Parenting Dilemma #MLTVkids

When my good friend Kelly Wallace, the amazingly talented editor of CNN.com/Living asked me to contribute to her recent article about parenting I was, as always, happy to oblige. I have contributed to a number of her articles these last few years because Kelly believes as I do that parenting is a team sport. [Read more…]

National Youth Violence Prevention Week; Helping Kids Build an Anger Management Toolkit

Preventing Youth Violence By Managing Emotions #MLTVkids

It’s National Youth Violence Prevention Week. Considering that youth violence is the second leading cause of death for most youths ages 10-24, according to the CDC, I’m not sure a week is long enough. As a parent statistics like that are frightening and overwhelming, but we can’t hide from it we just have to dig in and deal. [Read more…]

Coming Out Black, Something I Was All Along

Coming Out #Black #MLTVraceI watched one of my favorite characters on Television last week, Olivia Pope on Scandal, take a stand and symbolically announce to the world that she is a black woman. That may seem like a strange thing to say, but trust me it’s not. As people of color striving for our own personal greatness we are often put in a position of having to deny or simply not mention our ethnicity as it can impede our progress in many ways, distracting from the narrative we are trying to adopt. [Read more…]

Scandal Episode Gives Parents Important Conversation Starter

Photo Property of @ScandalABC

Photo Property of @ScandalABC

 

es·cap·ismnoun

the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.

We call art escapism for a reason. We use movies and television to depart from our everyday life, to take a breather and have a respite from reality. Everyone needs a break, to let off some steam. It’s healthy.

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Giuliana Rancic Needed To Learn How To Apologize

#Giuliana Had To Learn How To Apologize Like We All Do #MLTVtipsThe other day I had a huge parenting fail. I did something wrong, really stupid and thoughtless. I revealed something heavy to my son in a very casual, offhanded manner, which was extremely inconsiderate of his feelings. Like Giuliana Rancic said the other day, I didn’t mean to. Like Brian Williams said recently, I didn’t intend to. I would never set out to hurt my child’s feelings, but I did. So what did I do next? I apologized. [Read more…]