I must admit, my heart dropped to my shoes as the realization dawned on me that my oldest son would be competing in the high...

As I shared in an earlier post, my oldest son has started middle school. You can read it here:  Beyond Middle School It has been a learning...

When my boys were young, they were rambunctious.  I had a difficult time managing their high energy levels as well as my expectations of them....

A few weeks ago I had a positive phone call with my oldest son’s teacher.  He had decided not to try out for his school’s...

When my oldest started school, I delighted in micromanaging his homework.  While I still found it hard to believe that kindergarteners required homework, I was...

If you look at parenting in its entirety, it can quickly overwhelm you.  During my boys' lengthy 'terrible twos' that started at 15 months and...

In our early family life we lived in Wisconsin.  This basically meant seven solid months of winter-like weather as anyone living in the northern states...

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...