Wedding bells are ringing. Birds are singing. It’s time to plan the details surrounding the day you say YES to the love of your life. But what do you do when one side of the family is not particularly fond of the Catholic Church? Here are a few suggestions that might make it a little easier on everyone.
Our son is constantly disobeying us. The last straw was this week when he gave some friends a ride even though we’ve expressly forbidden it. Grounding hasn't worked, lectures haven’t worked — I’m thinking of having him stand on a corner with a sign the way I’ve seen on Facebook. Is this effective? Is it accountability or shaming?
Our daughter is 5 and she’s developing quite a temper. There are toys thrown and doors slammed in anger. I think we need to crack down on this behavior early, and punish her when she misbehaves. I believe we need to take away toys and TV. Sara wants to stick with timeouts, but I think they are ineffective. We’re fighting about this all the time.
Every time I open Facebook, I see pictures of our kids. I get that Michelle wants to share their cute antics, but I feel as if it's inappropriate to post pictures the kids may find embarrassing later.
She says: He is overreacting, I get tons of "likes"
I think Josh is overreacting. The kids are too young to care about what's on Facebook, and my friends and family love seeing their pictures - I get tons of "likes" and comments!
My child asks me if lobster are fish. I say no, they are crustaceans.
He asks me then why they are called “shellfish,” and suggests they are fish just crammed inside of shells. I don’t have enough energy to engage on the topic, so I reply not with an answer, but with a question. “Why do you need to know?”
“Because we can’t eat meat for Lent, but we can eat fish and if lobster are fish, we are all set.”