Parenting in Las Vegas

Tinder, Tumblr, EDC, Revenge Porn, Purp, Lean, DTF, “Send Nudes”, Burning Man, Furries, MS13, PUBG, Fortnite, ISIS… TI putting the First Lady as a stripper in the White House for his rap video. America today is just one giant Las Vegas. Parenting in Las Vegas takes on a whole new meaning for parenting. Luckily for me… I am not that old and I know exactly what it is like to grow up today. The point is, your kids are their own sentient beings… and the job of a parent is simply to be the child’s guru into adulthood… that moment when the child is eye to eye in the same world as the parent… as such, it is a simple matter of teaching your kids to navigate the world the same way you did, they will come to the same trials and tribulations that you did… All you can do is guide them through how to navigate those moments the same way you did… or if you feel like you navigated poorly, how to succeed where you failed… Give them something to aim for… The key is to actually have these conversations with your children and just be normal with them… Don’t create a weird wall of separation because you are the parent… NEWS FLASH… your kids are stuck in Las Vegas just like you are… you and they are in the same boat together now, teach them how to handle it the same way you do…

Strong Woman = Ugly Duckling

We live in a culture that tells women to be “STRONG”, we “empower” them to be… “strong”. The culture tells them this will lead them to happiness and fulfillment of their personal goals. Has anyone considered that this is flat out wrong? We should be empowering them to be beautiful, not in the most superficial sense… but in totality of the word. A woman’s soul does not crave being complimented for its strength, they want to be noticed for the beauty they bring into the world. A woman can do this in so many ways… The subtle turning of the right word in a sentence, the right gesture of the hands, the right compliment, being helpful at the perfect moment, or even just her wonderful presence in a room. Women will get what they want out of life when they are fully displaying all that they are meant to be… the essence and eminence of beauty. A man does not want to come home to a porcupine. A man does not respond to strength and being challenged. He wants someone full of grace, someone that takes the edge off of him. We don’t need externally beautiful women with the inner soul of an Olympic strength trainer. Men respond to the feminine attributes of women, it draws a positive response from us. A woman’s silence and her  kind behavior placed at the right moment can potentially be more powerful than a bullhorn or a pumped fist. The beholding of something beautiful melts the hearts of the world. Women already have what it takes to do this, it is within them… just listen to it.