Parenting

Teachable Moments

How can I motivate my teenager to get up, work hard and accomplish great things? I hear parents lament that their teen is only interested in video games, eating and sleeping. When is the time right for that little talk about independent living and self-sufficiency? A teachable moment occurs when your child is as interested…

Parenting

Mitigating Risk

My cousin has always been a great source for random news. She won the prize this morning with a link to Yellowstone National Park’s Facebook page describing a woman who refused treatment after being knocked squarely on her rear by a bison that she foolishly approached. Our National Parks are full of dangers that city…

Character | Parenting

Why am I so Angry?

It couldn’t be because you are supposed to work at home AND guide your children through their education at the same time. It’s probably not because you can’t go and actually sit down at that favorite restaurant where you used to enjoy relaxing while you eat something prepared by someone else. But, angry? Like when…

Parenting

Universal Home Schooling

Online school has changed our lives radically over the past couple of weeks. Our children were accustomed to simply changing clothes and traveling a short distance to receive an education and now hours of preparation are required before we can even begin. Which computer will be used? Can we project our phone onto the television?…