You Can’t Make Your Children Happy

Last Monday, I almost cheated on the National Mythology Exam. Why was it so difficult for me to let my son fail? Like too many modern, American parents I am unwillingness to let my children struggle and fail. Unfortunately for all of us, we are raising a generation that is too often anxious, dependent, and unable to do the hard work of cultivating the dreams, disciplines, and relationships that make life joyful. [Read more...]

Roller Coasters

I knew that Zach was afraid, but I pushed him to try it anyway. I could write about any number of activities after that introduction.  Swim lessons, the Lego Car Rally at MIT, and pepperoni pizza, for example, all required lots of prodding, hand holding, and praying.  Zach is often afraid of new experiences, and [Read More...]


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