Tag Archive | parenting

Getting to the Bottom of Things

Raising sons can be challenging. Consider the following conversation. The mother says, “I have just been folding the laundry.” The seven-year-old shrugs. This is a topic that clearly holds no interest for him. The mother continues, “Can you explain why your little brother changed his underwear nine times last week and you only changed yours […]

The Wild Life at Mill Lake I

The first babies of the year have begun to appear at Mill Lake, where I take my daily constitutional. It is an opportunity to consider different parenting styles. The families of Canada geese glide across the water like convoys of battleships. They always travel in a tight formation—with one of the parents leading the way, […]