Laughter…is there really anything that you can do that is better than laughing? For me, nothing compares to it. I also bet that you would have a hard time disagreeing with me on that statement if you think about it. Laughter truly is the best medicine, as well. From a physical standpoint, laughter relaxes the … More 5 Ways To Increase Laughter In Your Home
This post is dedicated to my mentor Peggy. You have modeled and coached these behaviors since we’ve met. Simple but powerful. Thank you for coaching me on how to develop a thinking child. Perhaps you have heard something similar to the following examples: “Daddy, daddy! <insert name> is not giving me a turn with the … More Coaching vs. Directing: Helping Your Child Develop Critical Thinking Skills
This post was inspired by watching my son step on a basketball, fall, and wickedly scrap his knee. As I assessed the situation and tended to his wound, I couldn’t help but think there was no way I could have helped him avoid that. He wasn’t looking as he turned to run and stepped on … More 5 “Dangerous” Things Your Kids Should Do
I love listening to my kids at play. I often can tell exactly what is going on by the tone of their voice or the shade of laughter I hear. Often, based on these sounds, I can accurately predict how their unsupervised play will end. However, if my kids recognize that I am near, the … More Outdoors and Unsupervised…Let’em Play!