Category: Parenting

Why boredom is not a problem to be solved

“I’m bored,” whether uttered by a four or fourteen year-old, usually prompts parents to become entertainers and event planners. I guess someone wrote that our job description included being responsible for making sure that our kids never experience boredom. This … Continue reading

5 things you must know about breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Week 2015 was August 1-7.  You can say, “Becky, your blog missed it!”  But, really, the blog didn’t – my work during that week was visiting (and supporting) a niece that is expecting her first. Her question, “How … Continue reading

Predict the future with a test at age 5

Teachers are among the most caring and dedicated people I know.  However, through no fault of their own, they are using a curriculum that does little to help our kids be successful in life. If I was in charge of … Continue reading

Should you “redshirt” your eighth grader?

After a presentation to a group of parents, I was asked about the practice of “redshirting” eighth graders. This refers to retaining kids in grade school so as to give them a competitive advantage in high school athletics. I was … Continue reading

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