Children Will Listen

Interim report cards for school came out this past week. On our kindergarten-age son’s report card said that he needs improvement on listening in class. Not a big surprise.  It’s been a constant push and pull to get him to listen to instructions and clearly has translated into the classroom setting.  Interestingly, our son can […]

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Daddy, why you gotta be so rude?

Recently I’ve learned that children under the age of 7 operate mostly in their subconscious mind.  Even pre-born children have a level of consciousness that science has just begun to uncover.  Twins have been observed to play on either side of window curtains mimicking their experience in the womb interacting with each other behind the uterine […]

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I don’t know how you do it

(photo by Danielle Guenther) Raising a family is not a cake walk. Whether you have one, two, or twenty. The first child changes your life forever. It was like jumping into the deep end of the pool for the first time without ever trying the shallow end. It was an awakening. Oh the sleep deprivation […]

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A Victory for the Both of Us

This picture was taken at the Na Pali coast on our recent trip to the beautiful island of Kauai in Hawaii.  In the middle of our catamaran tour, we had the chance to go snorkelling.  We asked our eldest boy if wanted to give it a try. He said yes! Just to preface it a […]

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Beyond the Horizon

While I was watching some tennis on TV, my three year old son says to me, “I want to play tennis.”  I told him that daddy will find a tennis school when he’s a little older. He responded with, “What do you mean? I’m already 3.”  It was an amusing yet telling response from my […]

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