In my last post, I wrote about the slippery slope between spanking and child abuse, the slippery slope which appears to have pulled Adrian Peterson and much of the public discussion about spanking over the edge of the precipice. Today, I want to address the reasons we use to rationalize spanking, and talk a little about setting broken tools aside. Continue reading
A week ago I had the tremendous pleasure of being a keynote speaker at Arkansas State University’s ECE conference. I met some absolutely wonderful people there and had a fantastic experience getting to know many people and seeing childhood from their eyes.
It’s been said that the days are long, but the years are short.
I try to focus on the fact that the years are short. My fourth little guy is wearing out the footies in the pajamas I thought my oldest would never be big enough to fit into. These years are passing so quickly, and I want to drink up every moment with my family.
I’m pleased to share another piece from Beryl Ayn Young, a talented teacher and photographer. As I know many of my readers are using photography either personally or professionally as a tool for documentation, I’m always happy to share Beryl’s work. The focus for this latest course particularly caught my attention: Photography as a form of self-care.