What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

THE BEST OF THE REST OF THE WEB: MOMS TAKE OVER SOCIAL MEDIA, RISE OF THE SAHD, AND REACHING FOR THE STARS

     Home  >  Articles  > CHILD RAISING
by NYMetroParents Staff

Related: nymetroparents quotables, funny parenting advice, lessons learned in parenting, adderall use in teens,


 From our August 2012 issue, selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting.

 

Reach for the Stars

Kids' Graduation

“Mom coached Jack and me to dream big with her refrain of ‘You can do anything and be anything,’ always followed by, ‘But no matter what you choose to do, we will love you just the same.’ Her high expectations fueled our ambitions, but her unconditional love reassured us that even if we failed, we would never be failures in her eyes. What a gift to a child.”

—Mary Lou Quinlan, in "The God Box" (Greenleaf Boom Group Press); the author (@MaryLouQuinlan) and her husband live in New York City and Bucks County, Pennsylvania;
read Dawn Roode’s review of Quinlan’s book at nymetroparents.com/godbox

"The number of stay-at-home dads has more than doubled in the past decade."

U.S. Census

 

 

 

 

 

Study Drugs
“‘It’s throughout all the private schools here,’ said DeAnsin Parker, a New York psychologist who treats many adolescents from affluent  neighborhoods like the Upper East Side. ‘It’s not as if there is one school where this is the culture. This is the culture.’”

describing abuse of Adderall, an amphetamine prescribed for ADHD, by non-ADHD students seeking “a tunnel focus tailor-made for the marathon of tests long known to make or break college applications,” in “Risky Rise of the Good-Grade Pill” by Alan Schwarz (@alanschwarz), "The New York Times"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leaving Is Hard to Do
“…leaving your wailing baby in the morning without wanting to slit your wrists; leaving your desk even though you are only a half hour away from completing something that would feel so good to wrap up; leaving the building so no one notices that you are actually leaving.... As long as I was a full time working mother with a clock to punch or a train to catch—as I would be for eight more years—I never figured out how to leave with grace or with so-called conviction."

—Jenny Rosenstrach, Westchester mom of two daughters and founder of the awesome blog dinneralovestory.com, in her wonderful and warm book "Dinner: A Love Story"—we recommend it for its practical advice, relatable voice, and its wide variety of recipes you’ll really cook for your family

 

Also See:

 

 

 


Be the smartest parent in the 'hood

Receive our weekly highlights newsletter · Over 1,000 local activities

More CHILD RAISING Articles

True Grit is the Key to Your Child's Success
How to Turn Your Child's Teen Years into an Age of Opportunity
5 Age-Appropriate Money Lessons for Kids
I Love My Friend but I Hate Her Kids: Five Ways to Cope
Help Your Children Overcome 'Affluenza'

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local CHILD RAISING Sponsors


Future Stars Summer Camps
223 Store Hill Road
Old Westbury, 516-876-3490
Future Stars Summer Camps offer weekly sports and ...

Park Slope Day Camp (The)
694 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
718-788-7732
...

Alliance Francaise of Greenwich
299 Greenwich Ave., 2nd Fl.
Greenwich, CT
203-629-1340
Founded in 1918 as a non-profit organization, the ...

Plasterkraze
1310 Middle Country Rd
Selden, NY
631-689-5231
Plastercraft is creative and fun for all ages. Cho...

École Internationale de New York (EINY)
111 E. 22nd St.
New York, NY
646-410-2238
EINY is a newly founded French-American internatio...
See Our CHILD RAISING Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE