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Grace-Based Parenting and Redirection

Redirection as a behavior management technique worked well when my boys were early toddlers. I’d point out a plane in the sky so they’d drop their fascination with that sharp nail in the driveway. I’d talk up a game of hide-and-go seek to get them to stop fighting over blocks.

Then, two things happened: they got a little bit older, and I got a little bit lazy. (I meeean, I had a few good reasons.)

I didn’t want to come up with something cool and exciting every time I needed to get them from Point A to Point B. I just wanted them to listen to me and respect me. Done. End scene. I was tired.  Continue reading “Grace-Based Parenting and Redirection”

A helpful way to think about grace:

The law says, “do this,” and it is never done. Grace says, “believe in this,” and everything is already done.

– Martin Luther

Pivot! Starting Phase 2 Chemo.

I will write more later, but my doctors and I have regrouped! I’m starting Phase 2 (of 2) of chemotherapy tomorrow, September 29.   Continue reading “Pivot! Starting Phase 2 Chemo.”

Going Back to Work

It’s Monday, September 15, 2014. Both boys are at their sitters’ home for a practice day. My cell phone is next to me, and the ringer is on full blast. I return to work this Wednesday, September 17. Continue reading “Going Back to Work”

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