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Laura's Corner

I work very hard and am attending college to obtain my degree in the Human Service field. Writing makes me feel alive and gives me the opportunity to touch those whom I would not be able to otherwise. Last but not least, I have been blessed with two amazing daughters who love me completely and support my dreams. Feel free to contact me with questions, concerns or feedback.

Fear Factor

If you've ever watched television, you may have come across the show Fear Factor.  A series of contestants go on a sort of game show to complete for a grand prize.  They go through a series of fearful events, such as eating bugs, to having snakes poured on them inside of a big glass tank.  Although I'm not going to submit my name for such an event, it was quite entertaining a times.

I was pondering recently.  When it comes to parenting, it appears that most are using the Fear Factor approach.  Since the dawn of divorce, parents have been walking on eggshells to ensure Suzie or Bobby not suffer.  Competition amongst mom or dad has grown into an all out frenzy.  Two birthday parties, graduation ceremonies, etc, children are now doubling in gifts and events to suffice.  Mom feels she must do as much as dad, and visa versa, in order for kiddo to love her just as much.

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