parenting

How High School Juniors Can Prepare for College – OBHF Podcast Ep. 14

Touring colleges is part of how high school juniors can prepare for college.

When it came to college we knew we didn’t know everything, so we needed to find a college coach who could tell us how high school juniors can prepare for college. We’re so grateful to Rita Waters, who coaches juniors and seniors (watch for that episode soon) in the San Diego area. Rita has been […]

Tags: , , , ,

Read more

The OBHF Podcast: Ep. 7 – Dads Who Inspire me: Meet Dave Cain Father of a Blended Family of 7

Dads Who Inspire Me: Meet Dave Cain

Another segment in the dads who inspire me series on the pod today. As with many friendships, Dave and I met because our kids went to the same school. Unlike our family, with one kid, Dave lives at the other end of the spectrum – with seven kids! We often wonder what life must be […]

Tags: , , , ,

Read more

Cry. It’s Not the Cry—it’s the Crying Alone

  I was taught that babies cry. I knew that, but what I didn’t know was all the causes of the crying. Soiled diapers, fatigue, gas, missing binkies, teething, growing pains, and any great number of other maladies can cause an infant to cry, howl, keen, lament, yowl, bawl, and bewail. As parents, it’s our […]

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Read more

Discipline as the Opposite of Punishment

Classic Disciplinarian

Discipline, not punishment. Discipline is always a word with which I had a difficult relationship. It’s Latin-based, and the roots include definitive phrases like “”treatment that corrects or punishes” or “order necessary for instruction.” I think that’s the basis for contemporary understanding of the word—it has become a synonym of the word “punish”. It starts […]

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Read more

Top