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…

Clarity of Vision and Overcoming Limitations

Children are less afraid and more motivated if they can see where they are going and how much farther they need to go to get there. Watching my daughter learn how to swim has provided me with multiple insights as both a parent and a teacher. At the swim school she goes to, the teacher…

The Opportunity For Inspiration And Experience

We have made it. We have enough. Our kids have enough. Thank you. Now let’s do great work. From the perspective of basic needs being met, food, shelter, clothing, education, etc., my grandparents gave my parents a better life than they had growing up. In turn, my parents gave us a better life than they…

You Cannot Catch A Shooting Star (But You Can Witness It)

It is difficult to imagine, prior to experiencing it, how one tiny, fragile life can determine so much of your future simply by existing. Children have no choice as to how, when, where, or from whom they are born and they come into this world with needs and wants that transcend these individual circumstances. No…