Archive for January 2011


On Concussions, Bad Dreams and Good Outcomes

Michele Weldon | January 28, 2011

From where I was now standing , I could see Colin unconscious, completely immobile, out. In my mind’s eye, in that future scary place I go to and have gone to since they were daredevil toddlers, I saw him paralyzed. Forever. I saw him in a wheelchair, 30 years old. I saw me pushing him, I saw his life changed from this very second. But it was just a bad thought. It did not come true.


Battle Hymn of the Huskies Moms

Michele Weldon | January 20, 2011

I have read a lot of comments about the new book, “Battle Hymn of The Tiger Mother.” And this is what I think. It takes a big parent to admit her reach is limited. It takes a realistic mother to understand that it is not optimal to have your influence over your child be so enormous that it shapes everything the child does or hopes to become. I do my best. I strongly suggest. I mandate. I insist. But I do not believe parenting is meant to be a battle. And the battle hymn we sing as parents should be a song that is inspirational, uplifting and not just noise in the background.


Wrestling Bros and a New Year

Michele Weldon | January 1, 2011

Wrestling is not just about mothers and sons, fathers and sons, but brothers. My oldest son, Weldon– in from college for holiday break– has been training and coaching his youngest brother, Colin at tournaments, in the wrestling room. True, they have been wrestling each other in the basement, living room, family room, hallway and stairs (can’t make that up) since they could all walk, but this is different. This is an older brother passing down his expertise to help his youngest brother shine.