Boston Red Sox Rolling Rally Skipping School

What do you think of the idea of kids skipping school (with or without their parent’s permission) to attend a sporting event celebration such as the Boston Red Sox Rolling Rally parade which celebrates their winning the 2007 World Series against the Colorado Rockies? I’ve been reading some debate about online and think it is a great topic to bring up here as well.

Would you let your children miss a day of school for this event? (On a related note, would you miss a day of work for it?)

By the way, whether you and/or your kids attended the event in person, it is also going to be available to Comcast digital cable subscribers for free through the On Demand menu until the end of November. Comcast serves five of the New England states (sorry Rhode Island) as well as an area of New York.

Here’s how to find The Rolling Rally replay from the On Demand menu:

– Get Local
– Sox Parade Coverage

Trick or Treat at the Mall

Here’s a last minute Halloween tip for parents.

If you are still trying to decide where to take the kids trick or treating tonight or if you go out to your neighborhood and find that most neighbors aren’t participating it the holiday ritual of passing out candy and treats, check out your local mall. Most malls and shopping centers host trick or treating for the kids. They can easily go from store to store and collect candy.

There are several advantages to using the mall as your trick or treat base. You don’t have to worry about the weather or the kids wandering around on poorly lit side streets in dark costumes while traffic zooms around them.

Parenting Mistake Bottomless Pockets

In this entry, we’re talking about parents who constantly buy material goods for their children.

Some people might ask what could possibly be wrong with that as long as the parents have the means to do so and are not teaching their kids irresponsible money management by example. In fact, how many parents do you know who have freely stated that one of their goals in life is to give their kids “all the things they didn’t have when they were kids.” Have you ever said that yourself?

When I was a kid, I had a friend whose mother said that all the time. Yes, he was very spoiled. You should have seen Christmastime at his house. It looked like KB Toys, FAO Schwartz, and Toys R Us exploded in his living room. This led to him always expecting he could get whatever he wanted including his own way at school or on the playground.

When I heard this parenting mistake described in the Total Transformation Literature, my first thought was, imagine what kind of adults these overly-indulged kids will turn into? Would you want to be the teacher, boss, or significant other who is the first person to tell someone that he or she can’t get everything wanted in life?

Think about people you know in your own life. This may explain a lot.

Do Kids Ever Listen To Their Parents

So many times parents believe their kids never listen to them – that nothing they say to their children ever sinks in or has a lasting effect.

If you’ve ever felt that way, then this is the story for you. I just read it and it’s the most hilarious thing I’ve read in ages online.

You must read it for yourself. It’s the true story of what happened when a parent brought her child to a Six Flags theme park and they met Wonder Woman in the Hall of Justice. The conversation the child had with the actress playing the part is a story the actress will tell for years (and so will the mother).

Check it out for yourself at Hall of Justice Is Under Attack.

Let me know what you think and how hard you laughed.