Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

I hesitate to write this. It’s about parenting. Do I hide this from my children so they don’t laugh at just how much I need what I’m writing? Let’s try to learn together.   “Spare the rod, spoil the child”. No one wants a spoiled, entitled child. No one. Yet I...
Play and Wait

Play and Wait

My 3 year old is considering potty training. That would have a wonderful impact on my life. She’s not totally ready. I can reward and chart and beg and do heaps and heaps of laundry. OR I can offer and wait. Keep open to it and be willing. Imagine if we decided at age...
Times Tables

Times Tables

I have spent a good deal of time lately helping young people with Algebra. I have been tutoring others as well as working with my own children. Of those who need help, one frequent problem keeps popping up…they don’t know their times tables. Even basic algebra...
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