Teach Your Kids the Real Key to Happiness

When you ask parents what they want for their children, a common word that often comes up is “happiness”. The problem with happiness is that we don’t often know what makes us happy. Some of us think it’s money, and others think it’s recognition. More and more, we’re beginning to see that it isn’t either of those.Continue reading “Teach Your Kids the Real Key to Happiness”

About Introverts and the Introverted Child

A Manifesto for Introverts 1. There’s a word for ‘people who are in their heads too much’: thinkers. 2. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation. 3. The next generation of quiet kids can and must be raised to know their own strengths. 4. Sometimes it helps to be a pretend extrovert. There will always beContinue reading “About Introverts and the Introverted Child”

Social Development in the 21st Century and the Evolution of the Play Date

When G1 was little, I toyed with the idea of homeschooling him. We didn’t in the end because DH was concerned about the social aspects of our children’s development. When I pointed out that homeschooled children actually do turn out more socially adept, he confessed that homeschooling wasn’t the problem. The problem was me. If I hadContinue reading “Social Development in the 21st Century and the Evolution of the Play Date”

How to Raise a Happy Child

I think it goes without saying that most parents want their children to be happy. If we could protect our children from all the unhappiness in the world, I’m sure we would. Unfortunately, we can’t. Thankfully, there are things we can do to increase their chances for overall happiness in life. Well, according to theContinue reading “How to Raise a Happy Child”