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Gardening with Kids, or Fun with Natural Consequences

When I hear parents utter the phrase “natural consequences,” I tend to roll my eyes. Sometimes it’s a mere mental eye-roll, but usually it’s not. I used to believe that my judgements were well-concealed with a stone-cold poker face; my husband has helped me realize that this was a delusion and my parents were right all along. 757 more words

Backyard Farming

We End up With What?

Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it..

So what gives?

How is it that we teach, preach, talk prod and encourage our children and teens  to do the right thing. 653 more words

Black Boys

Consequences & How We Misuse Them

As most of you who read this blog know, I’m a stickler for words and definitions.  One of the places in which this comes up most frequently is in regard to “consequences.”  It’s not that I like being annoying, it’s that I just can’t help myself from commenting on this.  2,435 more words


A Natural Consequence

Paul had a run-in with a natural consequence yesterday.

We were outside in the driveway, which is a circle and has some lovely maples, shagbark hickories, and basswoods in it, and looks not much different from the woods that surround it.   215 more words


One More Month

Okay Littles, it’s June. Let’s finish the school year strong.

I know, I know, finding a different outfit for five consecutive days in June turns you into Goldilocks: too hot, too tight, and too butt-cracky. 457 more words