Parenting Posts

Childish Questions

Childish Questions

Why did you decide to become a parent? To decide is to choose. In some circumstances, becoming a parent is not a choice. From the pregnant teen to the grandparent, a decision was made that resulted in the responsibility of parenting. If you are a parent, I am going to...
Run Through the Tape

Run Through the Tape

Why is finishing strong so difficult for so many? What are we teaching our children? If we want our children to thrive, we should teach them how to run through the tape and not coast to the end. We need to set an expectation of excellence. All of us desire success for...
Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel

Of course, I am an excellent parent. I get up, work hard every day, and tell them I love them. Surely, they realize I do all of this for them. Why would I work as hard as I do if it wasn’t for them? Humans are masterful storytellers. We can make ourselves believe and...
The Truth

The Truth

My daughter, Margo, came into the kitchen where my wife and I were talking. The look on her face was a clear indicator that something had happened. She explained that her twin sister, Josie, had crashed her bike. Before we had time to respond, Josie gingerly walked...