The last family argument left oatmeal on the ceiling.
Your tween wants a tattoo.
Your son bought $600-worth of virtual pirate coins on an online app.
You’ve tried bribing, cajoling, begging, crying, screaming, pleading—and that’s just with the in-laws.
Don’t give up. Call in the cavalry. That's exactly what best-selling author and New York Times columnist Bruce Feiler did.
“I was incredibly frustrated as a parent," Feiler told “Off the Cuff”. “Our lives were very chaotic. We were out of control. And I felt like we were always playing defense and we were never playing offense with our children. I was very frustrated that parents are in this straitjacket, that the only ideas we can implement must come from the family improvement industry, shrinks and self-help gurus,” he continued. “Yet, in all these other areas of contemporary life, from Silicon Valley to corporate America, championship sports teams, even the military, there are all these ideas of how to make groups and teams run effectively. I wanted to find out what those people were doing in their homes and then test their ideas out with my own wife and kids.”Read More »from Buffett’s Banker and the Green Berets Could Make You a Better Parent