One of the never-ending battles that parents have to face is making sure that their children fundamentally know that they are loved, unconditionally.
This necessarily requires that we build inroads and avenues for conversation and dialogue and that those onramps change as the child changes, grows, adapts, and matures.
Continue reading “Creating More Context for Your Kids”
I’m thoroughly enjoying this book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, and I’m about half-way done in just a few days.
It resonates with me for a handful of reasons but there are a few that really have stuck out for me.
Continue reading “Training Grit”
This is a neat resource for parents and kids to learn more about things like privacy and cyberbullying and the dangers of the digital world.
They even have an interactive world for kids to learn some of the principles and mechanics of these types of situations.
Continue reading “Interland: Be Internet Awesome”
Kind of crazy… but, American Girl Doll just released a Korean-American gal who’s name is “Z” (short for Z Yang) who’s a vlogger and stop-motion animator.
Wah. That’s, quite literally, my oldest.
Continue reading “I Think You Meant “Roenne””
As a parent we have a never-ending challenge of trying to teach our children positive principles of thinking and behavior that will enable them to thrive personally and professionally.
But, at the exact same time, we want to also engender them with the courage to stand up for themselves, for what they believe, and to be courageous in the face of social and cultural odds when they may be in the minority.
Continue reading “Surest Way to Corrupt Youth…”
Here are 3 parenting principles that my wife and I talk about more than others:
These clearly aren’t unique and, I imagine, are universally shared with every parent on the planet.
Continue reading “They Know What’s Up”
There are a lot of things I don’t like about this article, mostly because it feels a bit more political than it needs to be, but, that’s probably my insecurity with such things.
But, it was these few things that really caused me to pause for a moment and consider my own decisions as a parent:
Continue reading “Parents: YouTube”
Powerful. Useful. Amazing and brilliant. Are you a parent? Then do this:
Continue reading “Parents: Have an “X Plan””
When my wife and I decided to look into homeschooling for our oldest we didn’t have a comprehensive plan or strategy or anything even close to anything like that.
We simply knew that what had been working was no longer working and that it was our responsibility and opportunity to do something about that change, that discrepancy.
Continue reading “Hackschooling Values”