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.
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.
When I’m deciding whether to take my kids to a movie, I don’t ask, “What’s the rating?
This Christmas, our three kids were introduced to something new. They were asked to buy or make something for each other.
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.
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.