General Talk About Children Archives

Do Your Children Know You Like Them?

I was talking to a friend recently who shared with me that her 7 year old son complains that she never plays with him.  She said, “I spend a lot of time with him.  I sit in the bathroom while he bathes, I sit with him while he does homework, I read to him, he reads to me.”  That sounds commedable doesn’t it?  I would be happy if I did I those things.  We all have limited time with the myriad obligations of homeschooling and homemaking responsibilities and the thought of carving out more time seems impossible.  But you know what a person with wisdom said to her when she mentioned it to them? “Those are all motherly things.  You need to do things with him.”  Wow.  That hit me between the…

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The Varied Pursuits of Children

Isn’t it so delightful watching your children explore their interests?  You never know what will grab their attention.  Although all of my boys love the outdoors & boy things, their interests are varied.  Even if they all enjoy the same activity, the levels of their intensity may not be the same. Here are a few things that I have thought of that my boys have shown enthusiasm for over the years: boxing fencing (this was peaked by our Middle Ages Study) hunting archery rock climbing (be still my pounding heart!) hiking the Grand Canyon (one of my sons has now done it twice; he went down & up in one day, one time hiking out with a nasty sprained ankle) 🙁 gardening math horses walleyball (since we have…

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