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A Million Things I Want to Teach My Girl

I taught her how to crawl. I taught her how to walk. I taught her how to talk. I taught her how to sing. I taught her how to count. I taught her her ABC’s. I taught her how to spell her name. I taught her how to write. A lot of parents are done at this point. They send their child to school for a majority of their week, for the mass majority of their childhood. However, there…

The Importance of Virtue

This title probably sounds redundant; most people wouldn’t argue the importance of virtue. Yet, I feel like this simple premise gets lost somewhere between understanding it and living it. Especially when it comes to parenting. We tell our children not to scream, yet the majority of parents yell. We tell our children not to hit, yet the majority of parents spank.” About 94 percent of parents of children ages three to four in the United States report having…

Parent to Child Contract

Have you ever felt like you are in a one sided relationship with your child? Well, you are. As parents, we all feel the vexation from being overwhelmed on a daily basis. When you decide to have a baby you enter into, what I like to think of as, a contract. Let’s not be pedantic, I am using an analogy here. This analogy, obviously, breaks down after a while because contracts usually bind two parties to certain obligations. This…

Why Spanking Your Child is Abuse

This title may seem a bit profound, because it is. I want the idea of using physical force against a child to be viewed one way and one way only, wrong. One of my moral principles is “you don’t use force against me, I don’t use force against you”. I’ll throw a caveat here, just to be safe; if your child is in danger, physically removing them from said danger would be classified as protection, not aggression.. Now,…