Crumpled Paper: An Object Lesson in Being Nice

I hear many people bring their kids home to homeschool because their kids were bullied in school. Sadly, bullying can happen even in a homeschool situation. We’ve actually been dealing with this more than I would like. With 4 boys, it’s easy for 2 or 3 to gang up on one. Yes, I’m there […]

Teaching Respect With Respect

I almost jokingly entitled this “Dealing with Back Talk From Those Pesky Teens” but I didn’t want to confuse people with my sarcasm. What’s wrong with that title? I’ll explain a little later on.

I have a 13 who looks like he’s 15. He just surpassed me in height and that says a lot […]

Boys Will Be Boys

Husbeast and I were talking about stereotypes tonight. Here are some of our thoughts.

Stereotypes are around for a reason and they don’t have to be bad.

Boys are, in general, rough. When my boys meet their friends, they run at them full bore and fall into a heap on the ground […]

The Favorite Child

I’m going to admit something many parents would be ashamed to admit. I have a favorite child.

You see one of my kids loves doing many of the things I love. He does taekwondo with me, has a bizarre sense of humor like me, he helps me cook, jumps to help […]

How To Get Boys to Clean

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What is this crazy thing you speak of? Boys cleaning? And *gasp* having, dare I say it, fun?

Yes, you heard me right. You too can have boys who help clean.

I will admit, I am not the world’s best housekeeper. Anyone who has shown up on my door step unexpected […]