Should You Control the Environment for Your Children

Should You Control the Environment for Your Children. What you should try to control and what you should let go. I have talked about Controlling Environment for Toddlers. Last month, I… View Post

How to Teach Respect for Personal Property

How to Teach Respect for Personal Property. How to teach children to respect the property of others. We have recently been talking about teaching virtues to children. We talked about… View Post

Teaching Virtue and the Importance of YOU

Childwise Principle #8 is:   “To teach a virtue, one example (you) is better than a thousand lectures” ( On Becoming Childwise , page 92).   Parental example is vitally important… View Post

What vs. How of Training Your Child’s Character

What vs. How of Training Your Child’s Character Children are different from each other. Very different. Any of you who have more than one child know that well. And my guess… View Post

Avoid Legalism

    Moral precept number six in On Becoming Childwise is to Avoid Legalism When Giving Instructions. Let’s start with an explanation of what Legalism is.   Legalism is viewing… View Post

Evaluating and Teaching Context

Our last moral precept discussion from On Becoming Childwise was on teaching Why. That idea spills over in our topic for today: context.   Have you ever given your child… View Post

Teach “Why”

I think a right of passage for life as a parent is when your first child starts to ask “Whyyyyyyyyy?” Or if you are McKenna, “Why ’cause?”   For some… View Post