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The Exquisite beauty of Innocence

  I’ve always been saddened by the title of the Don Henley song “The End of the Innocence”. I guess when I was growing up and in my single days, innocence was a passing phase, a “nice” concept that quickly … Continue reading

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Being Unpopular

My little ones don’t like going to sleep. Going to bed? Fine. Happy as Larry. But the sleep part? Not so popular… We can often have 2 kids egging each other on, and refusing to get some shut-eye, 2 hours … Continue reading

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The “Family-Centred Child” Model

I mentioned in a recent post the concept of the “family-centred child”. The opposite concept is that of the “child-centred family”. I thought I would revisit this to explain a bit more about what we as a family understand by … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Consequences

I am the somewhat terrified senior occupant of an increasingly maniacal household of cat-fur-pullers, food-tossers, electric cable pullers, and table-top bungee experts. My beautiful daughter, the oldest, is about to turn 6, and then there is an awesome 4 year … Continue reading

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One part me, and one part you.

Of course, the reason most of us fight, is because one of us thinks we’re right and the other one is wrong. In my case, of course, I am always right, which makes it very difficult for me to understand … Continue reading

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Building a new “normal” for our children

“Give me a child until he is 6, and he is mine for life” – Karl Marx. That speaks volumes about the importance of the early years, and lays down a serious challenge for us as fathers and mothers. 6 … Continue reading

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Joy

I have young children, of whom the two youngest are non-identical (and very different) twin boys. They mean the world to me, and my wife and I are constantly amused and inspired by their personalities and their challenges and the … Continue reading

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Accountability

An interesting concept, not often  canvassed outside of specific forums, but, let’s work through it for a while. I’ll nail my colours to the mast early – I believe in accountability absolutely. That is not to say I find it … Continue reading

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