Mostly, I'm doing it because I seem to have lost the ability to blog of late (new full time job side effect, methinks), and I need a quick and breezy way to get back into it.
And this idea -- Survival Tips -- is perfect because that's the way I am parenting these days. With that new full time job, four kids playing soccer, being a Team Manager, and various other volunteer responsibilities, I pretty much cling to survival tips. I have no time to ponder the deep truths about teenagers, or preteen girls, or little folks just starting Kindergarten. No time for broader implications or logical and well-thought out foundations for parenting strategies. Give me something to get through the next 5 minutes...and then the next 5...and then the next...and I'll make it to bedtime. Which is my primary goal, each and every day.
So without further ado, my first Survival Tip, this one for parents of teenagers:
Ignore the rampant narcissism.
This too shall pass.
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If that gets you to bedtime, then my work is done.
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