Preventing Your Daughter from Becoming a Salon Girl

I’ve always been a little uncomfortable around girls focused on their appearance.  I was a tomboy growing up, so the idea of spending lots of time doing my hair and nails seemed not only foreign, but also a waste of time.  Girls who played the piano, sang in the school shows, or wrote for the school paper, though not athletic, held my respect.  Girls focused on their appearance seemed to be wasting their time perfecting their own appearance and pining after boys.And so when I walked into the … [Read more...]

How to Make Sure your Child Suffers from Burnout

How to make sure your child suffers from burnout and fails to become a well-rounded person.1.  Find an area in which they excel and make them practice it for prolonged periods of time each day, starting as young as possible.2.  Only make time for one activity, letting your child know they don’t have time to play another sport or participate in another activity because they are so gifted in this one “special” activity.3.  Focus on drills and skills, creativity and fun should always com … [Read more...]