Teaching Competence: Could it all start with socks?

I’ve been thinking a lot about self-reliance and what that means when it comes to raising children. I don’t mean that I’m wondering if we as parents are competent. I think we know we are, despite the deep doubts we all sometimes have and the perceived frowns from our neighbors, friends, and family members about […]

Beyond Doctors, Ballerinas, and Soccer Players

Expanding a child’s view of what is possible is like opening up a window or turning on a light that has the power to spark their imaginations and help them dream even bigger dreams. I was reminded of this recently when I overhead the girls in the Girl Scout Troop I lead discussing what they […]