Consent Starts at Home

I often wonder how much of what’s going on in the high school scene, college scene, and beyond is a symptom of how we allow “no” to be ignored early on.

“Boys will be boys”, or “It’s not that big of a deal”, or “He was just playing.”

No means No.

Stop means stop.

If a 3yo asks you to stop chasing them, stop tickling them, stop. And don’t use those words yourself unless you mean them.

About homeschooling and parenting

Something I wrote for the iHomeschool Network about our relationships with our kids and what takes precedence: The main point is this, but click above to read what else I had to say! 🙂 “The emotions and beliefs about themselves that children experience while they are learning will stay with them for the rest of…

Relationship Rule # 1

“I like you for who you are.” That’s it. That’s what makes healthy relationships, not I like you for what you do for me… I would like you if you would… If you change this or improve that, then… Simply: I like you for who you are. Whole and complete acceptance, flaws and all. This…

3 Survival Tips when Parenting Gifted Preschoolers

The early years of parenting gifted kids can be tough. You’re probably sleep-deprived, frazzled, questioning your parenting skills, asynchrony is in full force, and all around you, people are telling you to “enjoy every moment” and to “let them be little”.
Meanwhile, you’re wondering what in the world you’re going to do with a 4 year old who reads a math dictionary for fun while his friends are playing pirates and house.