Gone paintballin'

 My eldest son turned 12 this past week, and he decided that he wanted to go paintballing. 


Living creatively

My mom was down visiting from Manitoulin Island this past week, so we decided to put her considerable creativity to work in planning my youngest son’s sixth birthday party.


Permission to be scared

I wrote a few weeks back about the reasons why I don’t really worry too much about movie ratings when choosing what media to let my children watch.


The meaning of behaviour

I was teaching a parenting course on discipline last night, and I asked the class to offer some thoughts on the distinction between discipline and punishment.


Lessons learned

I’ve been told often enough that kids need to learn from experience, and I’ve often found this to be true myself, but there are times when I seriously wonder at the lessons they seem to learn. 


A Night in Emergency

I want to tell the story of the horrible night I spent waiting in emergency last night.


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