The Clues of Essence (A Child’s Passion)

If we pay no attention to the things our children are passionate about, they may pay no attention to those things as well. Our children are more than what we teach and shape them to be. There is some unique essence within them that is always trying to express itself. Our job, as parents, is…

Parenting is Difficult

Parenting is difficult and that is why children don’t do it. It is difficult to wake children up when they want to sleep. It is difficult to get them out of bed, to get them to brush their teeth, to get them to bathe, and get dressed when they would rather not. It is difficult…

Freedom to Explore

Rules and boundaries are important, especially for young children, but, when it comes to artistic expression, they may be a hindrance to creativity and the reason a child ‘quits’ making art. Recently, our martial art school celebrated its second anniversary and we had a party to show our appreciation for all of our wonderful members…

Do We See Each Other?

“Daddy, look at me. Look at this. Look at what I am doing. Look at what I did. Look at what I made. Look at what I made for you.” We ask our children to sit still, to be quiet, to focus, to listen, and to pay attention. We expect them to be mindful of…

True Empathy Requires Intelligence And Integrity

You are not what I feel. Young children see, hear, feel, and absorb much more than we know or tend to give them credit for, especially on an emotional level. Before a certain age, however, they do not have the ability to process this information intellectually. It is as if there is a direct transfer…