The law defines truancy as the failure to attend school and Texans live in one of the toughest states for parents and their children by making truancy a criminal act. With this tough love approach, you would expect Texans to have understood and solved the truancy issue but unfortunately this […]

Decriminalizing Truancy

We all want our children to be “well-raised,” which is short hand for growing up to be well adjusted, content, productive and responsible. We want strangers to meet our twenty-something children and later say to one another, “Well they were raised well.” My mom points out that when they were […]

Good Parenting is a Learned Skill