Sometimes Parenting With a Little Shame is a Good Thing

Apparently shame is no longer residing in society’s approved toolbox. This is not a good thing. When I was teen everyone suddenly worried about our self esteem. No one was particularly concerned about behavior or excellence. There was little discussion about giving kids the opportunity to excel, or obstacles to overcome. There was only talk of self esteem. It didn’t end well. Self esteem in a vacuum is bullshit and now we have a new load of crap that will do nothing but keep our children from performing. It’s the …