None of us expected this pandemic, save maybe a few epidemiologists and public health experts who "expected" it in the same way we all "expect" to die, which is to say that we know it will happen, but we have no idea when or how or what it will feel like. Three months or so into the coronavirus pandemic, each of us has faced challenges and situations we hadn't even imagined previously. And none of us really knows how to handle those situations. We've never been in a pandemic before! Like you, I am making this up as I go along. But recently, I realized that parenting teenage boys has prepared me well for a pandemic. How? Parenting teenage boys has taught me essential truths about life -- and the limits of my power. Parenting teenage boys has taught me that... Anger often hides … [Read More...] about How Parenting Teenage Boys Prepared Me for a Pandemic
When it comes to safety, we can do much to support the welfare of our children. From teaching them the basics of road safety to promoting safe rough and … Read More about Here’s How To Keep Your Boys Safe At Home
You are not the only one who is overwhelmed by homeschooling. I wrote these words on January 24, 2005, shortly after we pulled our oldest son, Nathan, out of … Read More about Overwhelmed by Homeschooling? I Was Too.
How are you talking about coronavirus with your kids? I was prepared (mostly) for the sex talk. (Lots of sex talks.) And we've had lots of conversations … Read More about Talking About Coronavirus
Many people are horrified at the thought of single moms raising boys. In fact, some take it further and blame single moms for boys' violent acts and … Read More about In Defense of Single Moms Raising Boys