Parenting Blog

“I want to walk by myself!” Many parents aren’t ready to let a child walk to a neighbor’s, a friend’s, or to school by themselves. The problem is that we know they need to be allowed to do this eventually. But… How do we know when they’re ready? There is no one age that all […]
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Vacation and kids. A friend told me years ago this rule of parenting: “A vacation requires a cocktail, a plane ticket and no children along. Everything else is a trip.” What are you hoping to get out of your time off? What do your kids think they will get to do? What do they think […]
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Laundry. Very few people love doing laundry, but it has to get done. In our home, when you turn 7 you get a big privilege – your own (supervised) email account – and a big chore: laundry. Our 7 year olds (we’re on our third one) spend part of each Sunday gathering up our 3 […]
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How do you study if your friend needs you? There is so much work to do, but sometimes friends have to come first. The problem is, what do you do when… …you have tons of work and a friend with allthedrama KEEPS blowing up your phone? …you’ve put off an assignment too long but now […]
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Do you drive kids around? Did you laugh? Because some days it feels like driving kids around is ALL you do? Me too! Want to enjoy driving them more and have them need rides less often? Then this one phrase is for you. Well, really, for them.
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