Our children are “on loan” to us parents (and to other adults) so that we can teach, protect, and provide for them until they’re able to take over these responsibilities.

It’s a common assumption, and a misconception, that if we adults donate to our children so much of our lives…our love, time, energy, and money, that we somehow “own” more of our kids, or we have dibs on what they will eventually produce. We do not. Some of us even will assume that our childrenContinue reading “Our children are “on loan” to us parents (and to other adults) so that we can teach, protect, and provide for them until they’re able to take over these responsibilities.”

Kids

I grew up with my parents and my brothers around me all the time. There was love. At times that love revolved around right words and right actions, occasionally with a parent making harsh corrections. The older I get, and the more adolescents and adults that I see for their mental health concerns, the moreContinue reading “Kids”

MANY TIMES WHEN ADULTS HAVE HAD DIFFICULT CHILDHOODS (trauma, basic needs not met, familial instability, abandonment, abuse, fear, confusion, personal illness or family members’ illnesses) THE STABLE AND SECURE FOUNDATIONS WHICH SHOULD HAVE DEVELOPED, NEVER FORMED. THESE HEALTHY FOUNDATIONS ARE IMPERATIVE IN ALLOWING YOUNGSTERS TO EVENTUALLY LEAVE THE NEST, EXPLORE, QUESTION, EXPERIMENT, FAIL, LEARN, AND STILL BE ABLE TO COME BACK TO LOVE, KINDNESS, APPROPRIATE CONSEQUENCES, REASONABLE BOUNDARIES, AND ACCEPTANCE. THESE ACTIONS AND RESPONSES ARE NEEDED IN ORDER TO HELP CHILDREN, WHO ARE NOW ADULTS, TO FORM A HEALTHY SENSE OF SELF AND TO BE ABLE TO HEALTHFULLY SELF REGULATE.

Charles Tadros, M.D. March 6, 2022 Saint Louis, Missouri

TAX “LOOPHOLES” ARE NO ACCIDENT.  THEY ARE PURPOSEFULLY IN THE TAX CODE TO INCENTIVIZE AND REWARD CERTAIN ACTIONS AND BEHAVIORS (which are believed to benefit our society and country).

Incentives for: marriage, having and raising children, starting and maintaining a business, farming and other agricultural activities, drilling for petroleum and for mining, investing for the long-term, investing for retirement, taking out a loan in order to purchase a primary residence (BUT NOT FOR PAYING FOR A HOME WITH CASH), being more energy efficient, runningContinue reading “TAX “LOOPHOLES” ARE NO ACCIDENT.  THEY ARE PURPOSEFULLY IN THE TAX CODE TO INCENTIVIZE AND REWARD CERTAIN ACTIONS AND BEHAVIORS (which are believed to benefit our society and country).”

RAISING CHILDREN AND PETS ARE LESSONS IN INEFFICIENCIES, UNEXPECTED DELAYS, DIFFICULTIES IN COMMUNICATIONS, AND BOREDOM PEPPERED WITH SHEAR PANIC.

(Yes, unbridled joy mixed in there somewhere too;) Charles Tadros, M.D. July 17, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

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