I never understood before how the parents of young Olympic athletes in our country could fathom allowing their child to move away from home while still a child, live in a dorm with other highly driven and dedicated athletes, and only visit their families a few times a year. Now, we were not blessed withContinue reading “Walk a Mile in My Shoes, or What To Do With a Gifted High Schooler”
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Panic or Adapt – It’s Up to You!
Group presentations. One of my least favorite memories from high school! My ninth grader was assigned his first group presentation in history class with two other boys he knew from his previous school. They were to have one week to work on it, but the illness of one combined with unexpected snow days left twoContinue reading “Panic or Adapt – It’s Up to You!”
My Son has a Fan Club?!
Breaking news in our house last night – my freshman son, Latin scholar and ignorer of all things nonacademic at school, has a fan club. What does this mean? I’m not exactly sure, but it is apparently the way that high school girls at his school indicate some type of interest in the boys. HisContinue reading “My Son has a Fan Club?!”
A Father’s Devotion
Hiking in the mountains in the snow – those who know me know this is not my idea of a good time. However, my Eagle Scout husband and newly inducted Scout son see it as a grand adventure.Â And so the preparations began in earnest, as the tab for all the needed equipment escalated moreContinue reading “A Father’s Devotion”