Smart Parenting for Busy & Imperfect People

Posts from the ‘Philosophy of Parenting’ category

Empirical pondering for the contemplative parent, delivering wonkish pieces for your inner-nerd which are never pretentious or obscure.

The Equation for Parenting

Stressed and short on time, modern parents subconsciously formulate an equation to solve the problem of parenting. They know the desired end result of their work- kind, happy, successful and independent kids- and they know that people who make kids like this provide all sorts of good opportunities for their children. But, learning and development is just not that simple.

Are Children Biological Puppets?

Free will is not a constant stream, like in adults. Rather, in children, free will is more like the ebb and flow of an ocean’s tide. It rolls out and rolls in, sometimes without warning, but most often it is predictable and responds to the obvious forces that act upon it—hunger, fatigue, the bowels and a slew of emotions whether elated or sad.