Tag Archives: Building Character

Slowly Letting Go

“There are two gifts we should give our children; one is roots and the other is wings.”  – Unknown As we hurtle toward the parenting finish line with our oldest child, who will start her high school years in the fall, I am mindful of the phases of parenting. As parents, we are the gatekeepers […]

Reality: Escape It or Embrace It

Our household frequently encounters the notions of expectations, reality, and contentment with circumstances. When my kids complain about boredom, excessive chores, exorbitant school work, and insufficient play time, I feel tempted to lecture them about their lack of gratitude, remind them how blessed they are, and instruct them how they ought to rise above minor […]