Tag Archives: Building Character

How Do You Ask?

“Mommy, I’m hungry.” When my girls were toddlers, hearing phrases such as this was actually rather exciting. It meant that the days of listening to a crying infant and trying to figure out whether it was feeding time were finally drawing to a close. They had finally learned to recognize the feeling of hunger and […]

The 2017 Plague of Snack Locusts

Do the right thing. Don’t do the wrong thing. Until recently, I’d have said that these statements were basically the same. Both express an important virtue that homeschooling parents want to pass on to their children. But my perspective changed after the 2017 Plague of Snack Locusts. I imagine a lot of households struggle with […]

Raising Free-Range Kids

Lately I’ve been thinking more about when to hold my kids close and when to push them to take risks and try new things, enabling them to gain confidence and to experience different horizons. The author of Free-Range Kids, Lenore Skenazy, gained notoriety when she allowed her nine-year-old son Izzy to ride a subway home […]