Arguing Like Grown-Ups – Parental Goals Part II: Obedience Vs. Relationship

So John and I sit down outside Starbucks, him with his iced dark chocolate mocha, me with my extra sweet caramel latte (I’m gonna need all the sugar I can get for this convo), and we get down to the business of arguing like grown-ups. “Samuel’s been getting bullied lately.” John nods. He knows this. … Continue reading Arguing Like Grown-Ups – Parental Goals Part II: Obedience Vs. Relationship

What Do We WANT? Parental Goals: Obedience Vs. Relationship

So today was another awesome day that started out with me getting a phone call around 10:30 from my son’s school informing me that my son, Samuel, was sick and needed to be picked up from school Some background: I’ve gotten several such calls this semester, and none of those times has Sam actually been … Continue reading What Do We WANT? Parental Goals: Obedience Vs. Relationship