My approach to parenting my two kids (age 12 and 15) is fun and relaxed. I encourage their creativity and I’ve tried to teach values and behavior in ways that show that we’re all on the same side. My parenting articles reflect that approach.
Natural Fun – The Surprising Thrills of a Swingset-less Playground Kiwi Magazine, September, 2010, is about the natural play area at Reedy Creek Park. If you haven’t checked out Kiwi Magazine yet, please do. This publication will give you lots of information and ideas about living a more natural lifestyle with your kids.
Charlie’s Workshop, Wondertime, 2008. I wrote this article about the “invention room” that we have in our basement. The room itself is wonderful and terrifying all at the same time. As the article, I have trouble getting past the picture of my son at age 9 that’s front and center. The cuteness just kills me. And boy do I miss Wondertime. That was such a fun magazine.
Pushing Buttons, Wondertime, 2007. How do you handle a toddler who has to push every button? Read it and find out.
The Dads Hall of Fame, Parents, 2009. Meet some dads who go the distance for their kids.
The Fun Mom’s Guide to Discipline, Parents, 2008. Here are some games you can play with your kids so they don’t drive you batty later.
29 Kid Games to Play on the Go, Parents, 2008. Do you anticipate a long wait in the doctor’s office or at the post office? Read this article first and be prepared.