Tag Archive: discipline

Should Homeschooling Be Fun?

Some months back I was reading a homeschooling article where the author contended that one of the problems with the education system today is that learning is expected to be “fun” all the time.  And I agree with her. On the other hand, I often talk on this blog about ways you can keep your…




How To Be A Not-So-Average Parent

There are some things in life that it’s just fine to be average at.  For instance, you can be an average bowler and still enjoy the game.  You can be an average gardener and you’ll still get some lovely greenery and blooms in your garden.  Face it, not even Master Gardeners have a 100% success…




A Sitcom Moment

A few weeks ago I was watching a Seinfeld rerun with my two older children (ages 26 and 22).  During Seinfeld’s monologue he made the observation that when we become adults we suddenly wonder why we were so afraid of our parents.  Both my children burst out laughing.  I asked them why.  They said (in…