Make Messes

There's always a lot of discussion amongst educators and parents about scaffolding -- giving kids just exactly the right amount of challenge to allow them to stretch without overwhelming or frustrating them.  It's a pretty difficult balance to strike, and for parents with quickly-growing youngsters, a constantly moving target. However, all your worries about this... Continue Reading →

Art Camp

Last week, we went to Art Camp.  Every year for the past twelve years, my family has descended en masse on my aunt's cottage on Lake Huron.  Here we do normal family vacation things -- like enjoy big meals together and play outside and go swimming and have board game tournaments -- and not so... Continue Reading →

Summer Veggies

Before I begin, let me state for the record that I neither advocate for nor tacitly endorse the lying to or manipulating of children.  I firmly believe this is a violation of their personal dignity, and that parents who do so for their own convenience or amusement need to re-think their parenting philosophy. However... We... Continue Reading →

Up He Grows!

Something about three seems to making my older son grow at light speed.  Since he hit his birthday in December, it's been non-stop new skills and ever-increasing independence.  This week alone, he graduated from a mattress on the floor to a real twin bed (and he's only rolled out of it once), he's begging to... Continue Reading →

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