Since I started training for and taking part in triathlons, it’s made me realize how important food is, not only while training, but in day-to-day life.
Kids and parents can often butt heads. What starts out as a simple request to clean a room or put away clothes, can turn into a power struggle and once a power struggle begins, it can be hard to put an end to it.
You don’t want to back down and your child has dug in his heels and feels he has no other options but to keep digging them in. What’s a parent to do?
Instead of having the situation continue to escalate, introduce the concept of a Clean Slate Pass.
The other night my oldest son asked me how many Twitter followers I had. “About 9,000,” I replied.
His eyes grew big and he responded with a “Wow! You’re, like, famous!”
I needed to nip this one in the bud.