Category Archives: Parentisms

Parentisms: The Master Programmers

Ever thought about all the stuff you are teaching your children about life, themselves, and the world every single day? Well this is just a little reminder for us all that we parents play a central role in creating the … Continue reading

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Parentisms: Children are not Football Teams

Goal obsession, competition,  performance pressure, roaring praise, penalties, and time-outs… No, these aren’t the key words for a Google search on professional football. These are methods commonly espoused by “parenting experts” for raising our children. In Western society, at least, we … Continue reading

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Parentisms: Play is for Parents Too!

Today’s post is just a simple reminder. Play is good for our kids developmentally, cognitively, physically, and emotionally. It helps them grow, and assists them in experimenting with and discovering the nature of reality. It is actually more of a … Continue reading

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Parentisms: Time [isn’t] In A Bottle

“Parentisms” is a little series offering tiny mantras and quick thoughts on the nature of parenting. My hope is that these little perspective framers will be a boon for parents of all sorts, regardless of your particular philosophy or approach. … Continue reading

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Parentisms: Monkeying Around but Meaning Business

This is part of the little series I’m doing, offering tiny mantras and quick thoughts on the nature of parenting. My hope is that these little perspective framers will be a boon for parents of all sorts, regardless of your … Continue reading

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Parentisms: The Family Farmer

This is a little series I’ll be doing throughout the year, offering tiny mantras and quick thoughts on the nature of parenting. My hope is that these little perspective framers will be a boon for parents of all sorts, regardless … Continue reading

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Perfection is a Bullsh*t Goal

Take it from a lifelong sufferer of his own particular strain of perfection addiction — we’d be better off putting ourselves out of everyone else’s misery (especially our children’s) than laying all our bets, or staking our consciences, on being perfect … Continue reading

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