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Gaps & Holes
2 years ago

Gaps & Holes

By  •  Parenting

I bet you grew up in a family that wasn’t perfect. We all did, because we’re human. Those imperfections often leave gaps and holes in the development of the children. …
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3 Dangers of Comparing

By  •  Parenting

We compare our kids, and therefore our parenting, all the time. You know you do it. We all do.

First, think about the things we compare regularly. We compare …
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Stop and smell the… Sunflowers?
2 years ago

Stop and smell the… Sunflowers?

By  •  General

I have been reminded lately how busy life can get. This summer, our house has been filled with guests, a bathroom renovation, breeding puppies (Golden Retriever) and this week the …
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The Paradox of Expectations
2 years ago

The Paradox of Expectations

By  •  Parenting

When our children are born, we are idealistic in our dreams for them. We believe that we will be able to teach them all kinds of things, they will understand …
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Why do my kids hate me?
3 years ago

Why do my kids hate me?

By  •  Parenting

Ever get that feeling that your kid hates you? Or maybe they left no doubt and actually said it! Parents question themselves. Its what we do.

What did I do? …
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7 TED Talks on Parenting & Children
3 years ago

7 TED Talks on Parenting & Children

By  •  Parenting

I am always looking for good information to pass along to my family, my friends, and here on my blog. TED talks are often inspiring and make you think. The …
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Why Kids Don’t Obey
3 years ago

Why Kids Don’t Obey

By  •  Parenting

I often hear the statement, “Why won’t my kids obey?” There are many facets involved in fully answering this question. Studies have been commissioned. Books have been written. Papers have …
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5 Arguments for a Parenting Manual
3 years ago

5 Arguments for a Parenting Manual

By  •  Parenting

I often hear people say, “I wish the hospital would give out a parenting manual when you leave the hospital with your first child.” Well, me too. Maybe one day …
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Being a Father: What I have learned from my first 6 children
3 years ago

Being a Father: What I have learned from my first 6 children

By  •  Parenting

I didn’t think much about being a father when I was young. I grew up an only child, so you can see how this is going to go. I liked …
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