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…

NeedAMom in the New York Times

September 17, 2016

I agree with all of the mothers, student and educators interviews in this piece. Part of good parenting is knowing when to let go and knowing that sometimes the most important lessons are the most difficult – and best learned on your own.   The Eternal Struggle of the Empty…

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…

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…

NeedAMom Client Appreciation

August 24, 2016

I have the BEST clients! We deal with many serious issues but we also laugh a lot. Probably because we enjoy and respect each other. One of my clients was recently asked to do an interview about our relationship. She slipped in a modified quote from the Bill Murray/Richard Dreyfuss…

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…

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…

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…

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…