On Parenting, Part 1
Be their parent, not just their friend. Do you really think she needs to play soccer, study violin, volunteer in a homeless shelter and enroll in a pre-pre-PSAT course before she starts kindergarten? News flash: You don’t have to buy every video game, electronic gizmo, and wildly expensive toy they ask for. (P.S. Books are a lot cheaper.) I agree that we don’t want to raise our daughters to be anorexic, but offering a chubby 10-year-old a third helping of pasta isn’t a good idea.