Why family history matters today

Why family history matters today

Stick with me here, modern day Moms and Dads. I know your eyes glaze over a little when you see the word “history,” reflexively yawning as if you’re back in a sophomore class about medieval times. There’s something here, however, that can make your parenting life better. You might have parents of your own who peruse old documents, sepia toned photographs, and tell the same ol’ boring stories every year at the Thanksgiving table. I do. And I took them...

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Relating to my own child

One of the biggest mistakes I ever made as a parent was not preparing myself for something that now seems so obvious. What to do if your child develops a personality that you didn’t expect? Before our oldest son arrived in our lives at the end of 2011, like a lot of fathers, I created in my mind an ideal. I was having a BOY, after all, and I couldn’t wait to share with him all the amazing and wonderful...