Too many assume that a child who acts out just needs more discipline. While there’s a place for discipline of course, sometimes acting out comes from a place of inner turmoil. I am a puzzle solver by nature, always trying to get the root of things. This has always included my children’s unique personalities -... Continue Reading →
But me, I think I’m a questioner through and through. I am resistant to external imposed structure and rules until I can make sense of them internally. My grandfather used to lovingly call me contrary Mary because I would argue with him so much. I don’t even remember what about, well, except maybe at times his sexist comments.
Because of the diversity of the school my children attend and the bus they ride, we’ve learned lessons we wouldn’t otherwise have learned. A few weeks ago, my kids told me about an incident on the bus with one of them and some other kids. My child was playing with another child on the bus... Continue Reading →