What is parenting?

Reason is the cornerstone of parenting. Parenting is the actions one takes to train a mind and nurture a spirit, enabling a human being to become an independent individual. Parenting is not a passive activity.

This page of Raising Reason is about inspiring parents to think about the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of raising an independent, happy child. There are no 7 rules, 5 events or even a 12-step program. There is reason. There is your brain and your ability to use it. The goal is to better understand what it is to be a human being, to be an individual and learn to enjoy our relationships.

We will address current events and trends, as well as personal experiences, to give real examples of how reason works in our relationships. No one is a perfect parent, but the best parents continue to learn and grow along with their child. Some of your best parenting may not be remembered by your child, but it will be reflected in them. Whether you are just thinking about having children, in the middle of it all or your children are grown, I hope the writings here will be educational and helpful.