Category: Parenting

August 30, 2011 Tomorrow is the first day of class for my 15-year old son. I’m sure it would be an exciting event, if we had time to think about it. Tomorrow I am shopping with my oldest daughter, helping her prepare for college. She moves into the college dorm on Friday. I’m sure that […]

August 28, 2011 I have always upheld the belief that having the responsibility to complete chores is important for a child’s growth. My children have had assigned chores since they were preschoolers. As they got older, the type of chores they were assigned changed. As teens, they were responsible for the upkeep and cleaning of […]

August 18, 2011 I dragged myself out of bed this morning, having slept very little, if at all, last night. I spent most of the night in pain from my broken heart. The anguish created a turmoil from my brain to my heart and back again. Another teen has fled the nest and the transition […]

July 31, 2011 I have come a long way since my first child went to the Transformation for Peace program. This program involves my sending my young 12 to 15 year old overseas for a nine to twelve day summer camp. To complete the entire program, participants attend the summer camp each summer for three […]