Taking the Road Less Traveled

Taking the Road Less Traveled

Recently, my oldest daughter and I turned her four and a half hour drive to drop her off at camp into a bit of a road trip. We listened to podcasts together in the car, pointed at things out the window, and talked about where we might head on our next stop or what we...
The Power of Strategic Temper Tantrum

The Power of Strategic Temper Tantrum

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about losing my temper. Maybe it’s because I’ve been feeling that it’s been just a little too close to the surface or maybe I’ve witnessed just a few of them at work recently (from kids, not the staff). A...
Choice Overload

Choice Overload

This is how dinner went the other night in our house. One of my children had finished eating and was still hungry. Child: “What else can I have?” Me: “Strawberries” Child: “I don’t want strawberries.” Me, desperately trying to find something for him to eat: “How about...
Why I Stopped Listening to the News with My Kids

Why I Stopped Listening to the News with My Kids

I’ve stopped listening to the news when I have the kids in the car. Over the summer, my older two children had become news junkies. They would ask me to turn on the radio each time they got in the car. They would be disappointed if there wasn’t a news broadcast for...
(Re)Designing Your Child’s Choices

(Re)Designing Your Child’s Choices

I went grocery shopping the other day and an errand that should have been pretty quick to twice the amount of time I had planned. The culprit? Choice. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big fan of free will and I believe we should be empowered to make our own...

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