Monday, April 03, 2006


Encouraging is hard

My younger son and I had a conversion last night about how I had no encouragement to offer him and that made me a bad dad. We did talk about how I have given many freedom unlike his peers (I'm of the unschooling philosophy so less study means more education) but he is mostly right in that I'm not filled with words of encouragement.

It didn't help that I wasn't raised that way (and my son mentioned this too as father-like-son thing). But that doesn't make it right that I should keep not encouraging.

At least my son will keep me on my toes since not encouraging is his sign of me not doing my (manly) job...


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