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…

Parents & College Students Part Deux – This will make you laugh if it doesn’t make you cry

August 30, 2016

Please read and share my previous post since Facebook won’t let me “boost” it. This, unfortunately, is not as far-fetched as it seems. But it is funny. from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Some Notes for My Child’s College Roommate BY JULIE VICK – – – – Go ahead and choose whichever…

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…

It’s time to redefine “success” for our children

August 15, 2016

As the parent of two terrific adult children who are kind, work hard, have great friends but who aren’t making a bundle of money and who aren’t Olympic athletes, Ivy League grads or making a killing in the market…this resonates. Spoiler Alert: I’m good with my sons and the choice…

Money. Adult kids asking for it. Parents giving it. Or not.

July 21, 2016

MONEY  a nuclear topic a topic about guilt and entitlement knowing when to draw the line and where the line is knowing what to ask for and when This will be the first of many posts and discussions about this. It includes kids moving back home, unemployment, under-employment, helping with…

The myth of millennial entitlement was created to hide their parents’ mistakes

July 7, 2016

THE MYTH OF MILLENNIAL ENTITLEMENT WAS CREATED TO HIDE THEIR PARENTS’ MISTAKES This is an excellent piece from Sarah Kendzior at qz.com. I urge you to read it. (and so should Hillary and the Donald and the entire US Congress) Among its very perceptive conclusions are: Critics often end up…

“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…

Got Questions? It’s SOS Monday. Ask them on Facebook, Twitter or Here.

April 4, 2016

Need a Mom? You Can Rent One! New business targets endless need for maternal insight, advice by Deirdre Reilly “I help their process,” she said. “They know what the answer is, in their heart of hearts.” Got Questions? It’s SOS Monday. Ask them on Facebook, Twitter or Here.  

Need A Mom – Been There, Done That

March 31, 2016

Need A Mom wants to share some history. Against all odds, she raised two fantastic and successful sons. They came to dinner on Monday with their girlfriends. We had a blast. Need A Mom is here for Young Adults AND Parents of Young Adults and Young Children.

Parents and Adult Children – Share Your Thoughts

March 18, 2016

NEED A MOM has been contracted to write a book proposal about “Tips to Parents of Adult Children.” The working title is ‘YOU’LL ALWAYS BE MY BABY. NOT.” There are plenty of other books on the market but most of them are somber. Written by people with a lot of…