Tag: character

Teaching Children Character Building Concepts: An Interview with Author Gretchen Burman


Who is Gretchen Burman? My name is Gretchen Burman, mother of two amazing girls and wife to a fabulous and supportive husband.  When I was pregnant ten years ago, I was freaking out thinking how I would raise capably, caring and happy children.  What did I need to proactively and reactively teach them so they […]

Compassion vs. Cruelty: Why You Should Read “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy


This afternoon, sometime before dinner, you will turn on the evening news. A suited-man seated behind a desk welcomes you. “Good evening.” Then, without warning, he launches into a blitzkrieg of stories: Murder, mudslides, deadly carnival rides, Constitutional decay, children trapped in hot cars and how North Korea is stockpiling nuclear warheads like canned goods before […]

Winning and losing in our instant oatmeal world


In my last post, “Dad. what’s a championship?” I told you that Chase had recently lost his championship soccer game and didn’t care. He was more concerned about a juice box and a bag of Oreos then the sweet tastes of victory. I also told you how proud I was that he brushed off losing […]