SETTING A CHILD UP FOR SUCCESS

SETTING A CHILD UP FOR SUCCESS

When a baby’s physical growth is stunted, it is considered a tragedy. The aim of parenting is not to prolong childhood, but to encourage maturity. Yet parents often make choices that stunt the growth of their children. We live with the accepted pattern of a twenty-seven year old “man-child” still living at home. The aim… Read More ›

CHARACTER COUNTS: THE PRIORITIES OF PARENTING

CHARACTER COUNTS: THE PRIORITIES OF PARENTING

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” —Traditional Saying Human babies are not like most animals when born. They are far more dependent on their parents for far longer than most animals. The academic term is “under-socialized.” Human… Read More ›

THE BACK LAWN & PARENTING

THE BACK LAWN & PARENTING

As I sit looking at our back lawn on our typically cold Memorial Day weekend, I realize that the lawn must be mowed, and fertilizer would help greatly.  I remember the landscaper’s interesting and potentially beautiful design for this lawn, full of turns and twists and beautiful arcs.  I had expressed the basic idea and… Read More ›

HOUSTON, WE HAVE LIFT OFF

HOUSTON, WE HAVE LIFT OFF

Space exploration is back in the news. On August 22, SpaceX’s Falcon 9-R exploded moments after lift off. On October 31, the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo also exploded moments after its release from its mother ship, killing the test pilot. On December 6, NASA successfully launched its Orion rocket, the next generation launch vehicle for manned… Read More ›