February 2009

three boys on their bellies in water

Definitely Feeling the Minority Status

So, I’m in the middle of reading a blog post or two while the boys get their books out for [...]

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Parenting in the Media: Don’t Teach Values!
No, Do!!!

One of the things I try to do is keep an eye on parenting news around the world. I’ve been [...]

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cute puppy in the middle of a pillow that's been destroyed

From Puppies to People

When the boys were small, I often felt like I was really the mother of puppies. I mean really, when [...]

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1 Tool to Improve Parenting Effectiveness

I’m going to tease you a little bit, then send you on over to GNMParents (now ForeverParenting) to read my [...]

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Would You Let Small Boys Play With Matches?

I taught my 6 year olds how to light matches the other day. More importantly, I taught them how to [...]

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Getting Kids to Value a Clean Van

Exciting news! The boys cleaned the van with enthusiasm this morning. Can you believe it? I’m still in shock. I [...]

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