Garth Johnson

Life

Bribing Toddlers Is Fine Because It Works and I’m Tired

We love and provide for our kids, but we don't have time for gentle encouragement or teachable moments.

Parenting

The Best Way to Argue With a Child? Roughhouse.

Having the world explained by a child is more frustrating than any other conversational experience I've ever had.

Parenting

Forget ‘Terrible Twos.’ Three Is When the Real Terror Starts.

They defy us and fight us and know that we hate almost everything about what they are doing — and are totally fine with it.

Life

Impossible Lessons in Parenting: Patience Is a Virtue Edition

A 3-year-old has thousands of ways to tell you to suck it. I learned the hard way that patience is the only thing that will get you through.