Kids Who Do Things the Hard Way

A kid who does things the hard way can grow into an adult who is capable of doing hard things. I discovered this truth some time ago.  I was a kid who did things the hard way.  This is one of those truths that helps to reinforce the work of Lenore Skenazy.  Of course, she’s…

Ice Cream Philosophiser

“Dad, if you think about it everything in the world is either made of ice cream, or not made of ice cream.” While this is a bit odd it does show a propensity for binary thinking.  I didn’t quite know how to respond, but in my head I’m thinking 1’s and 0’s aren’t going to…

No College Fund Here

My normal parenting ideas aren’t terribly impressive.  So, when I get a good one like this, I think it’s worth sharing–mostly because in comparison I’m not that smart. In our house we don’t have a college fund for our kids.  I didn’t have one and I have a Masters Degree in IT/Project management.  But, would…

Practial Advice (Kid’s Closet)

So I realized that my blog posts will probably still be online by the time that my kids have their own kids. They may even look to them for advice on how to address issues in their lives. I know that there’s several times I’ve asked mom to copy pages from her Journal so I…