Thomas Courtney

Parenting

8 Common Phrases Teachers Say at Parent Teacher Conferences, Explained

It can be hard to understand certain statements at parent-teacher conferences. I know, because I’m both a parent and a teacher myself.

Life

10 Things Not to Say at a Parent Teacher Conference

Communicating effectively with your child’s teacher is in your best interest, and perhaps now more than ever. 

Parenting

What’s a Car-Loving Dad to Do When His Son Doesn’t Want to Drive?

I was expecting my son to share my sacred tradition. But, hey, rebellion is part of the game.

Life

You’ll Get ‘Em Next Time: What Baseball Taught Me About Being There For My Son

Nobody told me what kid's baseball would require from parents. And it was not for me. Eventually, I realized that was exactly the point.