In this persistently challenging world, don’t you wonder how best to successfully equip our children to navigate these rough waters of life? Indeed, no simple answer will come close here. Yet, it seems that we find ourselves daily lamenting about
In today’s digital era, teenagers are practically married to their phones. As parents look on, perhaps with a sigh of relief that their teenager is quiet and preoccupied, there is an underlying problem. Some of us have acknowledged this problem,
A few years back, I traveled to Chicago and had an interesting conversation with my new friend for three hours. He was 68 and off to windsurf in Hawaii for two weeks. As I asked him about his greatest insight
Daily, the news is filled with horrific incidents worldwide, such as terrorism or the seemingly endless shooting sprees at workplaces, schools, and military bases. In addition, the political climate reflected in the media intrigues many parents and children to become
Most of us go through our daily lives not recognizing the power of focus. If we’re listening to the news, and something catches us, we focus on it. If we’re standing in line and there’s a grumpy patron in front
What is Fear-Based Parenting? Worries and anxieties about your child and their future all stem from fear. These fears lead to repetitive parenting actions that undermine your child’s general sense of well-being. We often have elaborate excuses and justifications for
As parents, it is universally understood that we take action with the best of intentions. This is not in doubt. However, those good intentions often lead to parenting approaches that fail to achieve their intended results. Why is that? It’s
As we discussed last week, the number of demands on parents has increased exponentially with the challenges of educating children during tough times. Children and parents are feeling the stress, and many report daily, increasing anxiety and struggle. However, while
Four steps to having kids truly fight for the happiness and success...
Misery over homework, capability, and emotion. How parents teach kids to fight for their misery...