Language development is one of the most intriguing things I can think of. I remember as a young child sitting in history class, maybe in sixth or seventh grade listening to my teacher teach on some ancient civilization. I remember it because of the un-thought out question that I had. The statement was made that the civilization did not have a written language. Before the teacher could explain further my hand sprung up and I was called on to ask “if they did not write things down, how did they communicate?” Yes I very un-thought out question. Being able to communicate is the the same thing as being able to write.
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In this episode I talk about the steps we have taken so far to being a single income family and for me to be a stay-at-home dad. Cheryl and I are goal setters and planners. Additionally we believe heavily in the family unit. We are placing the value of family ahead of career in order to give our children more time for the things we think are important. It has been a 10 month process. If you are looking at having a parent stay at home. Think about what you want it to look like. What will change. How will the family need to change. How will the family benefit from this change. What might be your stumbling blocks. We concentrated a lot on budget and finances. We are excited to be able to teach our children values, morals and responsibilities.