My first grader (Max) is a wiz at reading and math. We realized this summer that he was advanced in his mathematical problem solving when we introduced multiplication to him one day in the pool. He’s a very literal guy so vernacular is very important when teaching him a new skill, rule, or life lesson. […]Read more "Challenging Kids in Math and Reading"
My wife and I have reached the other side of parenting. We don’t wipe butts anymore, they dress themselves, they can get their own snacks, they know (and follow) the rules, and above all else; they entertain themselves. It has happened so gradually over the past few years, but when you look at it from […]Read more "Kids Entertaining Themselves"
One of the things I love about my young kids is their mutual love of books. They love to be read to, they cuddle up and look over your shoulder, and they get excited to hear stories and ask questions. However, there are only so many nights one can read Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild […]Read more "Storybooks For Kids"
The day started this morning very much like how it started 4 years ago: I rolled over in bed to find my youngest son Dodge curled up asleep on my wife’s chest. Today is his birthday and he still smells new. The day Dodge was born I swaddled him up, took him to Kate, and […]Read more "My Youngest Turns 4"
I often describe parenthood as a series of lifelong events that test your patience mixed in with unconditional love. Inevitably, kids go through phases that drive you to the brink…and just when you feel you can’t take that phase any longer, poof! It ends. And the next phase begins. Cluster feeding, not sleeping through the […]Read more "Getting A Kindergartner To Vocalize Emotions"