Category Archives: parenting

Living Beyond Boundaries Thanks To Dad

My father never let on that the ride that night was dangerous. Continue reading

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Recognizing Each Child’s Particular Genius

What we might consider idiosyncrasies or problems may very well indicate a child’s strengths. Continue reading

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Interrogation Tips

I was pretty sure Bad Haircut Fairy hadn’t visited in the night, but my daughter wouldn’t confess to cutting her own hair. Interrogation time. Continue reading

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Leaving Little Love Letters

A simple note is a tangible expression unlike any other. Continue reading

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No Parrots Here

Parenting would be easier if kids parroted our interests, but that would be indoctrination instead of exploration. Continue reading

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Getting Science On Everything

Toddlers have scientific curiosity. So do teens. For both, there’s a key element to keeping that curiosity alive. Continue reading

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Pride Goes Before Tiny Bite Marks

I thought, probably with obnoxious smugness, that my wonderful parenting had something to do with how well my kids were turning out. That was before my son started biting. Continue reading

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