As I sat in the audience while my younger son competed in the county spelling bee, it was difficult to watch.  Partly because I was...

By now, school is back in full swing.  With it comes the relief of a structured schedule, but also the demands of learning.  Some kids...

As a stay-at-home parent I have steered clear of the so-called 'Mommy Wars'.  Parenting is hard enough without expending energy into judging the choices of...

We all do it.  We praise our kids for their smarts, their athleticism or any other various achievement that they conquer.  How much praising is...

I hope that this series of posts regarding spirited children has been illuminating and supportive.  The final characteristic of spirited children I would like to...

In the continuation of this series on learning more about spirited children, sensitivity is often the most misunderstood trait.   On the surface it appears...

My boys are what you would call spirited.  Learning more about the depth and breadth of their spiritedness has helped me tremendously.  They aren't necessarily...

Have you ever had those moments when you are in a crowd of other parents and their children and you wonder why your child is the...

I have to admit, I took a hard-line approach to discipline with my boys when they were younger.  I did everything I could to establish...

If your child shows flashes of natural ability in a certain subject, sport or creative endeavor, how do you keep up the momentum?  On the...