A Stoic upbringing, Parenting basics

Wipe Your Nose: Common-sense Stoic Advice for Parents and Children

  Whining. Yelling. Not sharing. Grumpiness, laziness, stubbornness. Does this sound familiar? Yes, these are just a few things that we parents are guilty of. Oh, did you think I was talking about the kids? They do the same things, of course, but they’re just children. We adults should know better. Since I’ve become a Stoic parent, there have been…

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A Stoic upbringing, Parenting basics

Teaching virtue: Teachable moments and good judgment

Stoicism gives us many reasons to seek virtue: living in accordance with nature, fulfilling our rational purpose as human beings, benefiting the rest of humankind, finding eudaimonia. Once you embrace the Stoic way of life, it’s only natural to want these same gifts for your child. But children have a different psychological makeup than adults. They don’t reason and understand…

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A Stoic upbringing, Parenting basics

So be good for goodness’ sake

  You better watch out You better not cry Better not pout I’m telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town   He’s making a list And checking it twice Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice Santa Claus is coming to town   He sees you when you’re sleeping He knows when you’re awake He knows if you’ve…

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