Hey, dad, I found a phone

My kids found an old cell phone at the park the other day. I would just have chucked it in the nearest garbage can, but my 8-year old was adamant that he get to keep it.

At the skatepark

The roles that our children will feel most comfortable playing are often not within our control, and forcing them into the roles we think best usually just causes conflict.

Birthdays done differently

Our family tries to celebrate birthdays in ways that are meaningful rather than commercial.

Defusing the situation

Sometimes in our house relatively simple issues end up escalating far further than necessary.

Modelling belief

When it comes to more fundamental questions of ethics, morality, faith, and belief,  I want to encourage my kids to explore these things for themselves.

Night terrors

My eldest son has night terrors when he's feverish.

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