Sleepover madness

It also just so happened that this year we had fewer family functions, so we’ve had a long, fairly relaxed, mostly uneventful vacation time. Until the sleepovers. The idea was a good one in theory.

Goals worth achieving

I want my children to know how to weigh the cost of a goal, to consider the sacrifice that it will require, and then to do the things that are really important to them. 

Age appropriate viewing

When I’m deciding whether to take my kids to a movie, I don’t ask, “What’s the rating?

The Gift of Giving

This Christmas, our three kids were introduced to something new. They were asked to buy or make something for each other. 

Believing the lie

One of my frustrations as a parent is when children convince themselves of an untruth so throughly that they act as though it’s true.

Taking responsibility

I got every parent’s favourite call yesterday – the one from the principal where you get asked to come by the office for a little chat about your kid – that call.

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