Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Article Library

We are far from perfect parents but we do our best. These article chronicle some of our successes and some of our less than stellar moments.

We hope you can learn from some of our failures and find some entertainment in the moments we share.

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  • You Never Know the Roof is Leaking Until You Go Inside Like most Americans, I have had someone very close to me attempt suicide. I have to tell you, it came with what seemed to me like no warning. I guess you never know the roof is leaking until you go inside.
  • Your Teen Creating a Vision Although your teen needs your help setting goals and establishing a direction, it is critical that a teen understand these are his or her goals, not yours. Sometimes letting go can be the hardest part of this process.
  • When Should Kids Start Working? Whether there is a financial need or not, Heather and I would agree that the sense of autonomy Andrew and Chandler have developed from working has made our recommendation to you a no-brainer.
  • Keeping Youth Sports in Perspective Your children are almost never as athletic as you think they are. I blame this certainty, along with a desire for junior to make up for mom and dad’s inadequacies, for most problems in organized youth sports.
  • Nothing Good Happens After Midnight Having a teen driver opens the door to staying out late, something that should be a concern for any parent.
  • Respecting Authority What on earth has happened to middle school parents in the past 20 years? I do not know if it is the increased pressure from travel teams or the real possibility that their kid will be cut but what used to be fun junior high games turned really ugly.
  • Is a College Degree the New High School Diploma? Preparing ahead for this expense and understanding the consequences of your decisions is the key to making good decisions.
  • From Pac-Man to Fortnight If your teenager cannot get enough of a video game and becomes irritable and miserable if it is taken away, he or she may be more than just a little cranky. Video game addiction is very real.
  • Raising Kids in Gun Country Although we have made the decision not to have a firearm in our home, we are keenly aware of the need to educate our two Montana boys about firearms.
  • We are the Culmination of Our Habits In the U.S., the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. However, this alarming statistic should come as little surprise given our own difficulty with the battle of the bulge.