No, not me. My 6-year old.
Keep in mind his room is filled with a decent supply of toys… not like mine at his age, because my parents were on the extravagant credit card kick whereas my wife and I enjoy the simplicity of debit cards instead. Nonetheless, he’s doing pretty good there, has [...]
I was reflecting the other day on some of the social niceties that we teach out kids – out of habit more than anything – for instance, saying “please” when we ask for something. Alfie Kohn, a well known writer on issues of parenting, education, and human behavior, has pointed out that in most cases [...]
How do we keep Christmas from being a holiday of over-consumption? This is the question that has been on mind. The challenge has become even more poignant because my two year old son is really excited about presents. He is excited to celebrate Jesus’ birthday and birthdays mean two things: cake and [...]
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Mention “Christmas traditions” and something within me freaks. Tie myself down to one way of doing things forever? Start a routine that’s only remembered when I forget it? Not me. Yet as parents, we’ve all discovered the necessity of repetition in teaching our children about the things we value. This [...]
Troy Bronsink let me know about a great new advent resource for parents. This site they created has good ideas for observing advent with kids as well as creative and meaningful DIY related projects. As we reflect on the holidays here I recommend checking out this site.
This is is obviously not about Holidays…I was just listening to Jim Wallis, on “Speaking of Faith” portray his parents urgency for him to be saved at an early age of 6. He retold the story of an evangelist coming to tell him and other children that if Jesus returned their parents would go to [...]
During the month of December we will be focusing on holidays here at Emerging Parents. This is wide open to allow reflections on Christmas, Advent, or whatever Holiday you celebrate this month. We would love to hear personal stories, traditions, thoughts on consumerism and gift giving, ways to make the season meaningful [...]