Category parenting single

Gail as cartoon of old bird

I’m a Tough Old Bird With Feathers of Wisdom for Women

Tough Old Bird Recently a young woman told me she liked my radio spots, “but you’re not a tough old bird.” I laughed. The truth is I do have lots of soft spots and I can be seriously tough on some issues. One issue that I remain tough about is something all parents need to […]

Raise Responsible Kids to Be Responsible Adults

Raise Responsible Adults Your goal when raising children is to get them to a point they no longer need you. We love our children so much it’s hard to imagine not hugging and loving on them as often as possible. By the very nature of motherhood we are attached to them. They cling to us […]

Why Does it Matter Where You Go?

  Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is the founder of SMORE […]

Mom and son in conflict

Is My Child Too Self Centered?

Are You Overcompensating & Raising a Narcissist? Article by Gail Showalter in Single Matters online magazine Mothers love their children above all else. They can, however, confuse love with an adoration that borders on worship. Some parents get carried away and put their kids on a pedestal. Read more. . .