Are you a log in your adult child’s road?

September 28, 2016

Susan Bonifant writes in The Washington Post’s ON PARENTING about the following revelation regarding her involvement in her 21 year old daughter’s life: “Now my “helpful” actions were not a comfort but a log to move out of the road.” I’ve always joked that if I were to write a…

Why are millennials not buying napkins and what does it say about them?

September 4, 2016

There are so very many myths about Millennials. Virtually none of them are true. “If you have read anything about young people in recent years, you could be forgiven for believing that we are living through a cultural revolution, unprecedented in its destructiveness and self-regard. Millennials don’t just reject the…

Don’t Miss The Bus!

August 30, 2016

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College – A challenge for parents as well as students

August 29, 2016

I’ve sent two sons to college. It was exciting, scary, lonely…and that was just for me! Have questions for NeedAMom about college? Ask ’em here.   There’s a lot of advice out there for parents of college students but this article by Professor David S. Dunn in Psychology Today is…

Zika: The Millennials’ S.T.D.?

August 21, 2016

Please share this important information on Zika with your friends and family The millennial generation needs to take the lead in thinking about what we are going to do if Zika persists in the next few years. This is not some tropical infection that matters only abroad; we should view…

BroadCast podcast with NeedAMom

August 11, 2016

Please join me by listening to my interview on the podcast BroadCast. Interview by Jenny Powers of running-with-heels.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/everyone-needs-mom-nina-keneally/id1011392974?i=1000373922297&mt=2

Labels – and Why Gen Y-ers are NOT Millennials

July 13, 2016

Gen Y grew up with Saved By the Bell. Millennials did not. There’s a lot of confusion about Gen Y and Millennials. All too often Gen Y gets erroneously included in the category of Millennials. And it really pisses them off. It should. There are significant differences. It’s why I…

Weep for the mothers and children and then SPEAK OUT

July 8, 2016

The murders of two black men and five Dallas police officers have left me with a heavy heart. For one minute take away your hate, your position on guns, your fear, your racism, your politics and feel the grief of mothers and children. Try to really imagine yourself getting that…

Comfort food for the soul: watching television with your adult child

May 16, 2016

Like the rest of us, millennials watch television to relax, to be distracted and also for reassurance and a sense of ourselves… …from identifying with The Gilmore Girls, Friends and Broad City… http://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-2016/millennials-tv-viewing-habits.html …to seeing vibrant role models in their 70’s. http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/05/why-millennial-women-need-grace-and-frankie.html?mid=twitter_nymag Maybe like me you watched a lot of…

“Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.”

May 11, 2016

Here’s an article from the Washington Post “On Parenting” column that discusses the negative aspects of the 24/7 supervision of children. Lessons from ‘The Goonies,’ and from the loss of unsupervised time for kids http:/https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/05/10/lessons-from-the-goonies-and-from-the-loss-of-unsupervised-time-for-kids/ The comment below echoes some other theories I’ve been hearing and reading regarding millennials not…