Need a Mom NYC – Una Mamá en Renta

May 24, 2017

http://Need a Mom NYC – Una Mamá en Renta   Te presento a Nina Keneally. Madre de dos, ex asistente de dirección artística y emprendedora. Una mujer con un look desenfadado, agradable a simple vista, amistosa y con gran facilidad de palabra. Ella, es la creadora de Need a Mom…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A “Get Out of Jail Free” card for daughters and sons

May 8, 2016

Relax, You Probably Call Your Mom Enough from Leah Libresco onFiveThirtyEight It doesn’t take sophisticated statistics to prove that you should call your mom on Mother’s Day this Sunday1, but do mothers get their due the rest of the year? To find out, I commissioned a SurveyMonkey Audience poll to…

What is Mother’s Day?

May 8, 2016

We celebrate this day as Mother’s Day but it is also an acknowledgement of our adult children’s separate lives. One of my clients reminded me of this poem from Kahlil Gibran. I share it with you today.