Commanding Obedience within Reason

Kaitlyn and I recently read The Little Prince together. As we were reading along, there were a lot of gems of wisdom throughout that I saw differently now that I am a… View Post

Constantly Needing to Correct the Child

Shortly before my third child was born, I wrote a post on Siblings and the Funnel. In it, I cautioned parents against allowing younger siblings the same freedoms as the older… View Post

Fine Balance of Protecting Children

As parents, we really, really want to protect our children. Fiercely. We don’t want them hurt physically, emotionally, nor mentally. Because of this, we often worry about letting our children… View Post

Wise In Your Own Eyes

“It is our firm conviction, based on our observations, that more conflicts arise out of this wise in your own eyes attitude than any other single factor in parenting” (Preschoolwise… View Post

Siblings and the Funnel

This is my latest post on GrowingKids.org: Siblings and the Funnel. Parenting inside the funnel can be trickier when you have more than one child to consider. Hopefully by the… View Post

Start as You Mean to Go On as a Parent

Start as You Mean to Go On as a Parent. Do not start habits you will later want to break or allow habits you will later want to break. Just… View Post

How to Know What Freedoms to Give Baby

How to Know What Freedoms to Give Baby. Understanding the concept of freedoms and knowing how to respond when baby tests those limits.  The idea of freedoms is talked about… View Post