Category Archives: Challenges

The Happiness Fallacy

The Happiness Fallacy

I have come to the conclusion that we have it all wrong, the notion of happiness as our goal in life. It’s too blurry a goal, not to mention entirely self-serving. In raising and learning with my children, I confess that my greatest delinquency has been considering their happiness above all else. Now, with threeContinue Reading

On Sex and the Teenager

On Sex and the Teenager

There was a provocative blog post on BlogHer recently about a parent’s role in the sex life of their teenager.  The author advocated tacit acquiescence, assuming that the teen is going to be sexually active and treating him or her as such, complete with education — but discreetly.  In his case, he joked that heContinue Reading

The Longest Ten Minutes in the History of Homeschooling

The Longest Ten Minutes in the History of Homeschooling

It began innocently enough, with a rolled pair of eyes here and a scoff there.  But then it escalated into one child vehemently complaining about having to write in both capital and lower-case letters (the horror!) on the sheet I created just for her that utilized her favorite subject in the whole wide world andContinue Reading

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